Boosting your motivation skills becomes essential when you realize life can be challenging. This is especially true for any woman determined to live a better life of fulfillment and achievement. Probably the most important intrinsic factor responsible for rising above the many challenges you face is motivation.
Self-motivation is the chief among them.
Motivation is the one variable that allows you to push yourself when those around you give up on you or when you’re tempted to give up on yourself.
If you are currently experiencing a dry spell in the way of motivation or have never thought of yourself as a driven individual but would like to become one, this article is a must-read.
Here, we will discuss five helpful ways that, in no particular order, are an effective way to enhance your overall motivation and drive to achieve the goals you have set for yourself!
I need this today, so here we go!
Knowing You’re Why Can Boost Motivation
While it may seem obvious, knowing your reasoning and passion behind anything you pursue is critical. When you first set out on a goal or achievement, your “why” for doing so typically starts clear. However, this foundation can quickly become obscured somewhere in the grind of working towards this goal.
Make no mistake; any time you are tirelessly working towards something worthwhile, no matter how important, there WILL be days that you feel less motivated than others. Remaining conscientious of why you started in this first place serves as your second (or third or fourth) wind to get back up and keep pushing.
Once you identify your “why,” consider writing it out, placing it somewhere visible in your workspace, being clear about your why, and establishing a visual presence can boost your motivation and help you stay on track.
Clarity of Direction Can Boost Your Motivation
Extreme motivation tends to cause one to put their head down and work like a maniac. While there are times that this mindset is beneficial, some sense of clear direction must be maintained. Big goals rarely consist of point A and point B. Usually, big dreams require checking in and reassessing along the way. This can be discouraging if you are unaware of the process.
It is essential to have a general outline of each specific step towards your destination. So yes, while keeping your nose to the grindstone is a must, looking up now and then to adjust and begin the next phase of your blueprint is the only way to continue heading in the right direction! This process of awareness can keep you on the right track.
Celebrating Small Victories Can Boost Your Motivation
I mention the power of celebrating small victories along the way, and for good reason. We can celebrate others quickly while being overly critical of ourselves. Sometimes, we subconsciously feel that we don’t deserve to celebrate small victories because we haven’t hit our massive goal yet. This is a mistake that could be gnawing away at your motivation.
No matter how much (or little) motivation you have towards a goal, failing to enjoy small successes in pursuit of the finish line is a surefire way to run out of gas before you get there.
While resting on your laurels and settling for less than what you want must be avoided, depriving yourself of fulfillment along the way is also detrimental. In pursuit of your goals, take some time to reward yourself when you accomplish one of the (often many) small steps to get there.
Adopt a You Versus You, Not You Versus Them Mindset
This is a step that almost all of us need to hear. Keep in mind that your goals are YOUR goals. Letting other people’s pursuits dictate your strive is a slippery slope. After all, you will never find the motivation to achieve anything significant without a personal conviction. Whatever you want, the only comparison to be made is to the person you were the day before.
Controlled Tunnel Vision Can Boost Motivation
Consider this fact: that big goal or achievement you are after most likely involves only one facet of your life. Whether it is a career, athletic, or personally oriented, the rest of your life will not stop while you go after it. Much of your motivation and energy will inevitably focus on the most significant goal you are after.
However, I can assure you that your sense of fulfillment will be diminished when you reach the finish line and realize you have neglected every other aspect of who you are to get there.
Balance is always crucial to ultimately living a better life.
Don’t let the rest of your life fall by the wayside while you chase one dream!
Be smart and take the “total woman” approach to life. That is, your job or business does not define you. Take lovely care of all the facets of your fantastic life. Make sure health and self-care are a top priority, as well as the significant relationships in your life. This “total woman” approach will support you as you pursue your dreams and boost your motivation.
Be well + prosper,