Keeping motivated to achieve our goals is something I have become much more familiar with. With each new goal that I set, and in turn achieve, I become more motivated and confident that I can accomplish the next goal. The fueling power of accomplished goals is so powerful, that it actually provides you energy to tackle the next one you set for yourself. Here are 7 tips and tricks to keep yourself motivated and help you stay on track.
- Visualize It – It’s important to get your goals written down – whether that be on paper, or electronically, it’s something that keeps you accountable for what you’d like to achieve.
- Keep Yourself Organized – It’s important when setting goals for yourself that you keep organized. You don’t want to be running around like a chicken with your head cut off, trying to accomplish ten major goals at once. Make sure your goals have set deadlines that you want to accomplish them by, and then fill in small to-do’s on your calendar.
- If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You, They Aren’t Big Enough – Tim Ferris said “Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort.”
- Dig Deeper – Find The Reason Why – Finding the reason why you want to accomplish something will give you the purpose you need to face the challenge.
- Spread the Word – Telling people what you’re working towards will hold you accountable to what you want to do.
- Be Prepared to Fail – And Fail. And Fail again. Like the wise man Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
- Don’t Forget to Reward Yourself Along the Way – One of the things that I personally struggle with, and strive to be better at every day, is to “stop and smell the roses”. It’s great to have set goals for yourself, time-lines to follow, and to-do lists to keep you in check, but remember again the reasons why you are setting goals for yourself in the first place.