A Guide to Staying Motivated & Reaching Your Big Goals
Staying motivated isn’t always as easy as you might think. Maybe the weather’s been crummy lately, or perhaps you just can’t catch a break at work. Either way, when you’re unmotivated everything, including your personal hygiene, suffers. If you’re ready to get out of bed and get back on track, keep reading. Below you will find a list of the top three ways to stay motivated and finally achieve those big dreams of yours. So, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling!
The Top Three Tips That Make Staying Motivated Easy
When you’re unmotivated, you don’t want to do anything. It’s understandable; staying motivated isn’t always easy. That’s why the three tips below are easy to do. In fact, one of them doesn’t even require you to get out of bed. Check out the first tip if you don’t believe it…
Tip One: Find Your Reason
For this tip, you don’t even have to get out of bed. All you have to do to start being and staying motivated is to think about your task at hand and figure out what will motivate you to finish it. No, that doesn’t just mean a gold star once you’re done (unless that will actually motivate you). Instead, try to pick one of the following:
- Material reward
- Personal or professional gain
- An overall feeling of accomplishment
- A step toward a larger goal
Once you’ve established your reason for completing a task, you gain that much more momentum toward staying motivated. Whether you’re waiting on a bonus, vanquishing a difficult challenge, or taking a small step toward something much more significant, finding your reason is often the ticket to motivation. Feel motivated yet? Check out the next tip for even more information on staying motivated.
Tip Two: Make It Fun
It’s understandable that not every task can be fun. However, some tasks can be made much more enjoyable. Making a task enjoyable or even fun can help make staying motivated that much easier. Little things like listening to music, setting personal challenges, rewarding yourself, and more can make a task you’re unmotivated to do that much more enjoyable.
Even something as simple as turning a task into a game or timing yourself can turn that sloth-like attitude into a happy and energetic one. Don’t be afraid to rope your friends or co-workers into it as well. Sometimes the more people you have around you, all focused on the same goal, the easier staying motivated becomes.
Tip Three: Do It Differently
If you’re really dreading a task one of the easiest ways of staying motivated is to do it differently. In many fields, there is more than one way to do something. Try switching it up to see if that sparks any passion. It’s also not a bad idea to ask people around you how they do it so you can see different perspectives and methods. Sometimes, the key to staying motivated is to look at something in a different light.
Recognizing Your Progress
At the end of the day, recognizing your progress is the key to staying motivated. Once you’ve taken the time to do all three of the tips above you’ll be making tremendous progress toward your goal. Baby-steps are steps, and any forward momentum counts toward staying motivated even if it’s minimal. Just keep your reason in mind, and there will be nothing to stop you from achieving your dreams.
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