Setting goals is usually quite easy. However, the road to achieving them is seldom free of obstacles. While there are plenty of problems that come in your way when being on the pursuit to achieving your goals, most people will tell you the biggest hurdle they face that dwindles their progress is the lack of motivation. Especially, in this day and age where there are endless distractions such as the constant notifications on our phones and the urge to binge-watch series on Netflix.
Lack of motivation really hinders your self-development and progress. In a couple of years, you don’t want to look back to this day and be filled with regret because you didn’t meet the goals you set out for yourself. So, it is important to do something about your lack of motivation, while you can!
Now that we have established the importance of motivation, here are ways to do just that!
#1. Make sure you really want to achieve the goals you set out
One of the biggest zigzag that comes in our way, is on the midway of achieving our goals we realize it isn’t something we want. Not only does that lead to our already made progress to go in vain but it also discourages us to set new goals. So, before you set out to achieve something, make sure it is actually something you want.
#2. Keep reminding yourself of the end result
Although the measures we take to meet our goals are seldom easy, when we keep reminding ourselves of how fruitful the end result will be, we become determined. For example, a person who wants to lose weight, constantly thinks about the end result and has their eyes on the prize, which ends up keeping them head-strong.
#3. Break down the goal into steps
Since achieving the end result all at once can be an unrealistic proposition, it is advised that you break down your goal into smaller goals and write down steps to achieve those goals. So, if you are trying to lose 10 pounds, aim to lose 2 pounds after every period of time. This will not only make matters easy for you but you will have an unparalleled sense of achievement when you do lose even 2 pounds and this feeling will keep you going. If you want to learn how to achieve your goals faster, this UPW seminar can help.
#4. Surround yourself with inspirational people
When you are on the path of betterment, it is crucial to surround yourself with people that you can look up to and who constantly inspire you to keep going. This way you will be able to tap into their energy for your own personal good and reach your goals with perseverance.
#5. Don’t worry about the little things
There are certain things that become a hinderance towards achieving your goals, however, if they aren’t something you can control then don’t think too much about them and most importantly don’t let them get you down. For example, if you’re on a keto diet but have to travel to a country where it isn’t easy to find low-carb meals then don’t let that get to you. You can continue your diet when you get back home. The bottom-line is to not feel paralyzed with the things that are out of your control.
#6. Be consistent
Let’s face it, we all have days where we are just not up for anything productive. However, on the pursuit of achieving something big, it is important to at least take one step towards it every single day. Even if you are low on energy and just generally feeling lethargic, you have to take a step no matter how small it is, so that you are getting somewhere and not stuck in a rut.
Finally, in the process of fighting for your goals, you need to be grateful as Tony Robbins said, to make the journey more enjoyable and help you achieve the end goals quicker.