Keeping Motivated

By October 10, 2011 Motivation One Comment

The only way is up! Looking up at the Eiffel tower.How do you keep motivated? We recommend keeping a success diary each evening. By tracking your progress you get a sense of movement and results.

Going public can help some people as they are motivated by not letting others down or not wanting to face the embarrassment of saying they haven’t achieved x and y. Creating an environment that supports rather than distracting or tempting you away from your goals is also hugely beneficial.

The most common excuse for not taking time to get motivated is lack of time. Most of us have as much energy as we require to do the things we want to do. Often the problem is we want the wrong things! Ask these 2 questions:

“Is it fair to everybody involved?”

“Will it take me closer to my major objective?”

Failure can be a great motivator. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar says “Failure is an event not a person.” The most successful people learn from mistakes, they have a go and move on.

To finish on a ‘high’, quite literally, think of your motivation towards achieving your goals as like winning the pole vault. You aim for your personal best, you reach it, then you aim higher and this time you beat your best.

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