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Mar 23

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Stay Motivated

Guest Post: 7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Hold onto Your Dream (Part 1)

Veronica Hislop - Stay MotivatedBy Veronica Hislop

Have you ever had a dream, goal or objective that you could not fulfil or accomplish?  Maybe you tried to lose weight, train for a marathon, begin an online business, write a novel, or do something else that was challenging.

Why didn’t you succeed?

People often fall short at achieving a big dream they desperately want, because they lose their self-motivation. Keeping up your motivation can be difficult when you face a long period of intense work.

 

 

Here are 7 ways that will help you to stay motivated so you can hold onto and reach those big dreams.

  1. Honour yourself

The first step is to set genuine goals and objectives for yourself. Be true to yourself and choose the goals that are right for you. If you set a goal that you feel obligated to achieve, instead of a goal that you are passionate about, you will find it difficult to maintain your level of motivation.  Only choose goals that rouse and inspire you; goals that you earnestly want to achieve, as this will make your journey pleasant and easy.  Don’t try to motivate yourself to do something that is not fun.  Find the joy, and the motivation will take care of itself.

  1. Dream big, but set small goals.

Big dreams can be both awesome and inspiring.  On the other hand, they can also be overwhelming.  The trick is to be both optimistic and realistic. You can have a big dream, but you will also need to set a series of practical action steps to be completed on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis to get you where you want to go.

As you work through your action steps, you may find that they need to be adjusted.  You may have to take a detour.  You may fail at some of your action steps and have to try again or create workarounds.  But keep working on them; celebrating the achievements of each one motivates you…(Read more.)

See the rest of this post, “7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Hold onto Your Dream (Part 1)” by Veronica Hislop, by clicking  HERE.