10 Secrets of Motivational People
Ultimately achieving your goals and remaining motivated during the process is possible. Just follow these real-life strategies from motivational people to help you realise those personal and professional goals.
SET REALISTIC GOALS
When your sights are too ambitious, they can backfire, burn you out and become demotivating. Instead of aiming unrealistically high, set goals that are a stretch but not an overreach.
ANTICIPATE THE BUMPS
Before even trying to achieve a goal, target potential pitfalls and troubleshoot them. Planning for obstacles makes you more likely to stick with projects than those who don’t.
TAKE SMALL STEPS
By taking small steps every day, this will not only help hold your interest in what you’re trying to achieve, but will also ensure that you move slowly, but surely, towards your goal.
DON’T STOP BELIEVING
A person’s drive is often based on the belief of their own abilities, not on how objectively talented they are. People who have the belief that they can accomplish what they set out to do, perform better than those who don’t.
SPREAD THE WORD
Instead of keeping your intentions to yourself, make them known to many. After all, it’s harder to abandon a dream when you know that people are tracking your progress.
Put your needs first, even when it feels utterly selfish. You will jeopardise your progress if you sacrifice yourself for others in order to please them.
USE YOUR SUPPORT NETWORK
Think of the friends and family who truly want to see you thrive. Enlisting those with whom you have authentic relationships is key when your motivation begins to wane. Choose people who know how much success means to you.
MIX IT UP
It’s hard to remain enthusiastic when everything stays the same. In order to stay motivated, mix up your routine; try out that new coffee shop, or take a break during the day at a different time.
Focus on enjoying the process of getting to the goal, rather than just eyeing the finish line. Re-fuel your efforts and continue to perfect your skills along the way.
NEVER FORGET THE ‘WHY’
You’re more likely to realise a goal when it has true personal significance to you. Always remember why you first set a specific goal so that when things get difficult, and you start to question the process, it will help you to re-focus and stay determined until the end.