I’ve shared these tips a few times over on my Instagram stories over the past couple of years. I hope you find them helpful, especially during difficult times when it can be challenging to stay goal-oriented & on track. I have days where I lack motivation too, so the below tips serve as a nice little reminder sometimes.
10 TIPS FOR STAYING MOTIVATED & ON TRACK:-
1. Revisit your goals each morning/day & remember your “why”.
2. Create a routine and incorporate your “must dos”. Routine promotes discipline. We are all creatures of habit and discipline keeps you going when motivation wanes.
3. Focus on one thing at a time and don’t take on too much at once. If you feel overwhelmed, take one day at a time. Take one hour at a time if you need. Don’t allow the “big picture” or end goal to overwhelm you. Break it down into small steps and focus on one step (or task) at a time.
4. Focus the controllables (what you CAN control). Don’t worry or stress over things you can’t control.
5. Don’t be discouraged by (the negativity or failure of) others. Never let someone tell you that a goal is out of reach. A goal may be out of reach for others but that doesn’t mean that it is out of reach for you.
6. Don’t allow a mistake to derail you. What’s done is done and nothing can be done about it. So accept it, move on and focus on what’s ahead/next. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Beating yourself up over something serves no purpose.
7. If facing criticism or judgment from others, remember that you’ll seldom be criticized by someone doing more than you. You will only be criticized by someone doing less. Also, if you wouldn’t go to that person for advice, then don’t listen to their “feedback”, especially if it isn’t constructive.
8. Stay in your own lane and focus on what YOU need to do in order to be the best version of yourself.
9. Remember that hard work ALWAYS pays off. Maybe not straight away and it may take a little longer than it does for others. But it always pays off in the end.
10. Be realistic! Set goals & deadlines that are realistic & achievable – this requires a level of real self honesty as well as the ability to call yourself out on your own BS.