Get Motivated: Finding What Moves You and Sticking to It.

Real goals are simple if we harness our motivation and visualize success. But it is not that easy, most of us who are innately highly motivated can feel unmotivated at times. In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about positive change can be overwhelming and even hopeless. And when failure sets in at attempts to get started again, we find excuses to be at the forefront of delay of unlocking our potential to get out of our slumps. Here are some tips to take it one step at a time and set you up for success to dream for reality once more:

1.)   Set one goal: establish focus

Don’t let too many things pile in your life. De-clutter your physical space. Harness your energy and find focus. You can do your other goals, when you have finished this one.

2.)   Inhale inspiration

I draw my inspiration from my community, my travels, and my experience. We build on connections and we seek to understand and be understood. Learn from those who have triumphed and you too will find extra in your ordinary.

3.)   Get excited with positive thinking

Recognize negative self-talk. What is really going on? Try squashing that energy like a dead bug. As Zig Ziglar said it best: “Your attitude determines your altitude.”

 4.)   Build anticipation with daily intentions

The power of daily intentions in conscious living is often misunderstood. The more you are able to visualize your success by acknowledging your goal, the more you are able to lead yourself there.

 5.)   Post your goal: Commit out loud

Nothing sets in reality like saying something out loud and sharing it with others. Hold yourself accountable and you will feel more responsible. So go on, say it with pride!

 6.)   Lean on support: you are not alone

This road to success is not easy without friends to lean on. Don’t isolate yourself, learn from each other. Be stronger as you garner strength from your community. Ask people for advice. Trust me, many people are not just eager to help, but are honored to be asked.

7.)   Dynamic stability: life is a flow

Trend towards improvement is better than large leaps of fluctuations. Don’t expect your growth to be linear. Life is a flow so expect turbulence. Root down on your strong foundation and you will find strength once again to head towards your goal.

8.)    Start small, dream big

Rome was not build in a day but there was a dream of its existence. Allow each step you take towards the picture of great success help push you forward and onward. Want to run a marathon? Start with a two minute run, and then add two each day. Build on your small steps and the leap will happen.

9.)    Stick with it:  learning how to gracefully step back

Don’t give up. Motivation will come back if you just let your slump be a bump. Don’t just steer yourself completely onto a new goal or a new fad. There is no instant gratification. Take step back, be patient, and re-examine your big picture goal. Let that fuel you and help you stick with it.

 10.)Celebrate success, no matter how little it may seem

We all need a pat on the back. Acknowledgement is positivity. Don’t’ let your intentions, your practical breakthroughs, go amiss. You deserve rewards to remind you that you are doing the best you can and you are worth it.  It doesn’t need to be celebrated with champagne or a party, but smile, look at yourself in the mirror and say “good job”! It matters.