If you are like most people, chances are you have set some goals and probably gave up on them at some point. While a small percentage of us stick to them all the way through, most people give up within a short period of time.
Here are four simple ways you can keep yourself motivated and inspired to accomplish your goals:
- Define & Know Your Purpose
Why do you want to accomplish your goal in the first place? What was the original reason you began trying to achieve your goal?
We all need a purpose and reason “why” to keep us motivated. Purpose is what drives us all. Without a purpose, life is pretty meaningless.
For example, most women want to lose weight because they want to feel good about themselves when they go out into the world. They want to be able to fit into the clothes they want to buy and be seen as “beautiful”.
Most men want to get in shape because they saw some pretty girl and think that if they were in better shape they would feel more confident and can approach that woman.
Whatever the case may be, we get a hit of inspiration to drive us, and then we lose touch with that original reason. So always have your purpose in mind every day to keep you motivated.
- Embrace The Pain
What’s that? Embrace the pain? Yes! Feel your pain for not having your goal. It’s this pain that will drive you to want to not be in your current situation.
Hate your job? Good! Feel that pain and struggle.
Hate being broke? Good! Feel how crummy it is to be broke?
Hate being single? Good! Feel how lousy it is to be alone.
Whatever pain you have that gives you purpose, embrace it.
- Use Motivational & Inspirational Quotes
Yup…you see them all over your Facebook and Instrgam feed. Almost every page out there is posting inspirational and motivational quotes. But you know what? They work!
Each day spend five minutes finding some quotes and take the time to use them to inspire you. Words have a powerful way of influencing us and positive quotes can definitely give you a little hit of motivation.
So to conclude these three simple ways to motivate yourself:
- Define your purpose
- Embrace the pain and struggle of not having what you want
- Use motivational and inspirational quotes each day.