How To Get And Stay Motivated 

Have you ever wanted to figure out how to get and stay motivated when you’re about to start a project? Starting can be easy, but finishing is the challenge. I’m going to begin with how to get motivated - behold, the power of your inner voice.  Self-talk will ultimately determine the outcome. If you constantly berate yourself and focus on how difficult life can be, then that will be your reality. 

I encourage you to get in the habit of talking to yourself (in your mind or in a private setting) in a positive and compassionate manner. Tell yourself that you are gifted, capable, and worthy of success.  Doing so will help you get motivated.

How to Get and Stay Motivated:
Define your dream

Once you have mastered this self-talk, I encourage you to focus on the reason(s) for embarking on this project – your “Why.” 

What are the benefits you seek to gain? Is it financial success or emotional well-being? It can be anything you desire. Define your dream and that will help you get motivated.

Fast forward a couple of weeks or even a month.  You’ve found yourself neck deep in a project and your motivation makes a dash for the exit. Now what? If you're like most people, the lure of a new project might be calling your name. It would be so easy to quit and start something else. Maintaining motivation seems impossible. What do you do?

How to Get and Stay Motivated:
First acknowledge the problem 

The problem is we've been programmed to expect instant gratification with the least amount of effort.  We now communicate with emojis instead of complete sentences. We are an On Demand society - challenge averse, to the point where any form of delay or inconvenience can become a lit fuse for a meltdown. But we can break free of this and create a better path. 

As with any challenge, acknowledging the problem is the first step. The next step is asking yourself if you are willing to overcome the challenge. I’m assuming you are, so here’s how to stay motivated:   

How to Get and Stay Motivated:
More tips

1. Remind yourself who’s boss. Hey, remember back when you started this project? Yes, that was you who began the journey. You may be feeling powerless at the moment. The truth of the matter is, you were the one who stepped into this, and it’s still your decision about what to do next. This realization is empowering.

 2. Take a look back.  Many “gurus” will suggest that we not focus on the past.  I believe it’s necessary at times. We can get so caught up thinking about where we are stuck right now that we lose sight of the progress we’ve already made. It’s okay to look back and take note of your accomplishments – doing so will improve your mood and help you stay motivated!


3. Keep a journal of your accomplishments. It can serve as a reminder that you’ve experienced this challenge before and managed to complete the task at hand. Even if you haven’t done something similar in the past, chances are you’ve taken on some project that had multiple steps to achieve a goal. Looking at those kinds of accomplishments reminds you that you can accomplish big things - and have.

 4. Remember why you’re doing this. You can become so hyper-focused on the task at hand that you’ve forgotten why you chose this project in the first place. Ask yourself what goal you are trying to reach. REMEMBER THE DREAM and then remind yourself of this often. By taking a step back and looking at the big picture, you’ll be able to recapture that initial excitement that led you to take on the project in the first place.

A project doesn’t have to lose its excitement just because the newness has worn off.  Why not give these suggestions a try? Doing so can help you get and stay motivated to complete any project!

How to get and stay motivated? All it takes is a small but significant mental gear shift for us to engineer true happiness . Need a little extra help with self-improvement? Browse my self-help shop for the best of the best tools for rapid change.

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