Life brings us as many joyful moments as it does downfalls, and although there are days we wish there was a manual to follow, it simply wouldn’t be the same without the spontaneity. The journey of life may not become easier as we grow older, but we do seem to understand it better as our perspectives evolve. Whether you’re embarking on a new adventure right out of school or you want to explore different paths in your personal life, it’s never too late to change what the future looks like.
- Focus on commitment, not motivation
Commitment to Success Research has shown that a most important key to success is that of making a commitment to success. That means that you will have a much better chance of being successful if you make that kind of commitment. A commitment creates a powerful force within us to fulfil it.
- Clarify your goals
Your direction defines what you do every day. Clarifying not only your purpose but your direction reinforces your ultimate life purpose. You should have a clear understanding of what you want next month, next quarter or next year. Think about it: When you feel unclear about a goal, you have difficulty achieving it.
- Get rid of stagnating thoughts
Thoughts influence feelings and feelings determine how you view your work. You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: the ones that will make you emotionally stuck (fears, doubts) or the ones that will move you forward (excitement, experimenting, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone).
- Use your imagination
Imagination strengthens with use and has the ability to endure as a highly effective resource you can utilise during the toughest of times. It allows you to communicate with your subconscious mind that you believe your dreams can be realised. The importance of this should never be underestimated
- Protect yourself from burnout
It’s easy to burn out when you are very motivated. Observe yourself to recognise any signs of tiredness and take time to rest. Your body and mind rest when you schedule relaxation and fun time into your weekly calendar. Do diverse tasks, keep switching between something creative and logical, something physical and still, working alone and with a team. Switch locations. Meditate, or just take deep breaths, close your eyes, or focus on one thing for five minutes.
- Get rid of distractions
Meaningless things and distractions will always be in your way, especially those easy, usual things you would rather do instead of focusing on new challenging and meaningful projects. Learn to focus on what is the most important. Write a list of time-wasters and hold yourself accountable to not do them.
we have lack motivation not because we are lazy or don’t have a goal. Even the biggest stars, most accomplished athletes get lost sometimes. What makes them motivated is the curiosity about how much better or faster they can get. So above all, be curious, and this will lead you to your goals and success.