[ HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED!- Part 1 ]
Through all of the
stories of great successes, it’s the men and women who found their
motivation and consistently used it as their main drive to reach
Motivation and excitement about your vision,
your ambition, your goal, give you energy and an ability to do what
others can, but won’t do. If you’re motivated, you work longer hours,
but are also more productive and focused in those hours you work. But
what if you’re not internally motivated day after day to hustle, work,
and push through the daily tasks that make-up the path to your end goal?
Here are 6 ways that I've personally tried and found to be effective to
help me stay reminded towards the main goal and get motivated
throughout the journey.
1. Have your biggest dreams written on a massive white board.
-Your dreams and audacious goals should be written where you can
consistently see them. I use a big white board right in front of my
office table. On the white board are my big goals, my weekly goals, and
motivational quotes. This helps me keep the eye on the prize, maintain
focus, and ward of the distractions that make their way into my day.
2. Focus only on TODAY
-We can get lost in thinking about the future or regretting the past.
What’s terrible about this is that while you’re worrying and wishing you
were in a different position in life, someone else is working. Worry
does no good. If you truly want to succeed you need to learn how to
focus your mind only on the present. Do what you can do in the moment,
work on the project at hand, accomplish your daily goals and tasks, and
you’ll do the same with your bigger, lifelong goals and dreams.
3. Have only 3 things on your to do list that MUST BE accomplished by end of the day.
-Don’t try and fill your day with too much. Sure, you’d like to get a
lot accomplished, but there should be ONLY 3 important tasks that NEED
to be accomplished. Focus on these first. When they’re completed, and
only when they’re completed, are you allowed to move on to other things.
Too many people spread themselves thin. What ends up happening is they
get overwhelmed, which crushes their motivation, and nothing gets done.
If you’re focused, you’ll stay motivated, you’ll get more done, and
you’ll be where you want to be a lot faster.
4. Set mini, measurable goals
-You’ll have your big goals and make sure they’re as clear as possible,
but they need to be broken into smaller goals as well. Make these goals
measurable and attainable in the near future. Everything should be
measurable so you know where you are in relation to where you want to
5. Work in 90-120 minute intervals, interspersed with active breaks.
-Your work should be intense, purposeful, and focused. Studies have
shown that we can do so for a 90-minute period, but tend to lose focus
once that 90-minute period is finished. One of the best ways to regain
focus is to do something active. The endorphins release by a quick jog
or set of sprints will help you not only gain energy, but regain focus.
6. Workout everyday
-Part of staying motivated is warding off depressive thoughts. Being
physically fit helps with that not only from an image and an energy
aspect, but hormonally as well. For men, being physically fit will help
raise your natural levels of testosterone, which leads to diminished
likelihood of depression. So get in the gym at least 4 times a week, and
get outside and get active.
Be clear of all distractions. Cut
off all those negativities from your life. Set yourself free from
anybody or anything that is chaining you down not permitting you to
shine. Think positive, stay positive and be positive.
And most importantly, go at it all out, wholeheartedly. Do it 100% otherwise don't do it at all.
Strength & Honor,
No. 1 High Performance Coach
Xclusive Fitnesz!- Where Champions Are Made.