When it comes to living a full-filled life, there are specific steps that we have to follow. Without these steps, it is impossible to feel satisfied. We always feel like something is missing because we don’t channel our inner motivation.
While some people are born with an inner fuel motivating them to fulfill their dreams, for others, it can be not easy to find a motivating factor. So today, I am going to tell you the secret steps that can help you channel your inner motivation. These steps can be the stepping stones in your journey to achieve your dreams.
Steps To Unlocking Your Inner Motivation
Do you start something and then leave it midway? Do you also feel an enthusiastic rush at the beginning of new things but lose motivation after some time? Don’t worry, I have got a cheat code for you!
Now, I will explain to you the important steps that helped me sustain my motivation for long periods. These proven strategies are applied by some of the most successful people and it helps them stay inspired for a long time.
1. Set A “SMART” Goal
Setting a goal is always the first step but what is the true essence of a goal? If you tell yourself that you are going to write a 50,000-word book in one day, can it be considered a goal? Your goal has to be “SMART”. What does a SMART goal mean? Well, it has to be:
Setting a SMART goal will give you clarity about what you are trying to achieve, and how you have to divide your time to achieve it. It will tell you if your goal is relevant and achievable or not.
2. Find Your Source
We all have that one Why inside of us that pushes us to work hard to get out goal. It pinches us every day and reminds us where we have to go. Your source can be anything like financial freedom, trying to prove yourself, a desire to make an impact, or simply having something meaningful in life. Finding your why will help you connect with your goal on a deeper level.
3. Divide Your Task
It can be overwhelming to look at your goal as a whole. Sometimes, when we think that we have a lot to do on our hands, we end up doing nothing because the fear of having to do a lot of work paralysis us. It is always better to divide your main goal into smaller, achievable tasks. Achieving one task at a time will give you a positive boost that will help fuel your enthusiasm.
4. Visual Representation Of The Goal
For some people, creating a visual representation board can be really helpful. You can collect images, quotes, or symbols that align with your goal. Place it on your wall or workstation, somewhere you can see it daily and be reminded of your destiny.
5. Set A Reward
For each task that you achieve, set a reward. It can be anything from treating yourself to your favorite meal or watching a new movie. Rewarding yourself will lead to positive thinking which is a big contributor to staying motivated.
6. Stay Positive
You are not always going to succeed on the first try, sometimes you might fail. Things might not go the way you plan them. Staying positive while facing setbacks is going to fuel your motivation. On the hand, negativity can very quickly suck out your creativity and motivation.
7. Be Flexible
As things change, sometimes you have to adjust according to them. You might have to make changes to your task map along the way as things develop. Do not be rigid. Learn to adapt to change. Being flexible helps you avoid being frustrated due to the changing situations and helps in staying motivated
8. Share Your Goal
Get a partner that you can share your goal with. Tell them what you want to achieve because they can help you stay motivated by reminding you of what you want. Your accountability partner can be anyone you trust but remember, be very wise while selecting them because you are only as good as the company you keep. Sharing your progress is a recognized way of staying on track.
9. Visualize Your Success
This is a mental exercise. Along the way, keep visualizing your success. Having a taste of it will help you stay hungry for more. Keep a record of everything that you do. You can write it in your journal and you can also record your next steps. Tracking your goals bolsters motivation.
10. Review Your Strategy
Make it a daily habit to review your strategy weekly or after a month. Check if it is working or if it needs to be refined. Make the needed adjustments to make sure that your strategy is effective.
The Importance Of Reading Success Stories
Other than following the steps I explained above, reading success stories and true stories of people who made it big can really motivate you. These are not the people who were born with a silver spoon, they struggled like you and me but still managed to achieve their goals.
One factor that you will find common in their stories is that they all were fueled by motivation. They faced countless setbacks but did not give up. These are the people we should really look up to. People like Abraham Lincoln, John Green, Demi Moore, Anais Nin, Will Smith, and J.K. Rowling among many others were dealt difficult hands by life but they did not back down.
Reading the success stories of people like us is a big contributor to our motivations. It really pushes us to think “If they can do it, what’s stopping you?”
Motivational Quotes To Help Stay On The Path
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim Rohn
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
Try to remember that being unsuccessful in school doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be unsuccessful in life. Lots of people who didn’t excel in school still went on to have successful lives. Dav Pilkey
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist. J. Paul Getty
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. David Feherty
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXII
Overnight success stories take a long time. Steve Jobs
Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building. Stephen Covey
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas Edison
Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up. Unknown
Every sucessful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him. K’wan
If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later. Unknown
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. Wayne Dyer
Hustlers don’t sleep, they nap. Unknown
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine
Greatness only comes before hustle in the dictionary. Ross Simmonds
In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt
Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far. Gary Vaynerchuk
Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. Leo F. Buscaglia
Work like there is someone working twenty four hours a day to take it away from you. Mark Cuban
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Harry F. Banks
Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise. Unknown
Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. Dalai Lama
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg
Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. Marissa Mayer
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Tony Robbins
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. Dale Carnegie
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan
Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go. Unknown
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent Van Gogh
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. David M. Burns
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. Simon Sinek
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
Very often, a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.’ A.C. Benson
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. Conrad Hilton
Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. Stanley McChrystal
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain
The hard days are what make you stronger. Aly Raisman
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton
People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable. Unknown
Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. William James
Just another Magic Monday Unknown
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. Mark Twain
One day or day one. You decide. Unknown
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced. Swami Vivekananda
It’s Monday… time to motivate and make dreams and goals happen. Let’s go! Heather Stillufsen
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli
It was a Monday and they walked on a tightrope to the sun. Marcus Zusak
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. Ray Goforth
Goodbye blue Monday. Kurt Vonnegut
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill
So. Monday. We meet again. We will never be friends—but maybe we can move past our mutual enmity toward a more-positive partnership. Julio-Alexi Genao
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. Clay P. Bedford
When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day. Ella Woodword
After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently? Brian Tracy
No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful.” Jaymin Shah
Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
Inspirational Speeches To Help Stay Motivated
Listening to fellow people tell out how they tackled their hardships can also motivate us to never give up. Deciding to do something, and then failing, is much better than not doing it, and not knowing whether it would have failed or succeeded, and J.K Rowling seems to agree!
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Staying motivated is a process that requires effort along with a combination of useful strategies. Setting clear goals and resonating with your “why” can help you stay motivated.
Apply these strategies and see the change they can bring into your life!