12 December 2022

Hey Luv, Happy Monday!!

Self-motivation is essential when pursuing goals. On the other hand, making a change in your life takes time and effort, and many of us find it hard to keep going.

The start is easy when trying to accomplish a long-term goal, whether to get fit and active, start making a midlife career change, or actually realize a personal dream. You have the energy and determination to face the challenge.

However, many of our most essential goals take time to achieve. Therefore, it would be best if you put in the extra effort, perseverance, and discipline to change your life. When results don’t come as quickly as expected or when nothing goes right, it’s natural to become frustrated and lose motivation.

What motivates people?

Self-motivation requires a long-term view, but it’s important to think about what makes you want to change. The clearer your “why” is, the easier it will be to stay focused on your work and create the life you want.

Motives can sometimes be hidden in plain sight, deep within the subconscious, telling us deep down that something needs to change. Desires can evolve, sometimes in a flash of inspiration, sometimes through gradual self-discovery. Recognizing the motivations behind your goals will help you stay motivated. Awareness of these motives and where they come from increases self-awareness while keeping you on track toward goals that are truly important to you.

Methods for Finding Motivation:

1. Simplify to concentrate your efforts

In terms of self-motivation, living a simple life will keep distractions at bay and keep you from feeling overwhelmed, especially during times of change. Simplicity creates mental and emotional space for us to be creative and grow through challenges. Instead of attempting to achieve multiple goals at once, narrow your focus. This will not only make your life easier, but it will also allow you to focus all of your talents on your most important goal.

2. Divide large goals into small steps

Consider the big picture as well as the small steps to get there. Break everything down into small, manageable chunks so you can celebrate victories. As you celebrate, dopamine, an essential chemical for motivation, is released in your brain. Gamifying the process can help you break down a big goal into smaller tasks that you can handle. This lets you celebrate small wins as you reach them.

3. Keep your expectations in check

When you don’t see progress as quickly as you expected or when your plans run into a snag, frustration is the first step toward giving up. Your brain is constantly calculating whether it is worthwhile to continue. There will always be a dark night of the soul, and your nerves will fray. Expect a dip in which momentum slows or the trajectory appears wobbly. Your job in staying motivated is to find ways to deal with the stress and emotional turmoil that inevitably accompany slumps—and then keep going. First, you must believe in yourself and your abilities.

4. Surround yourself with people who are encouraging

We need people around us who can help us focus on our goals. People with an extensive support system, or even just one supportive person, fare better than those who go alone.

This is where your company comes into play. To stay positive, we need people who can relate to us, see us, and support us. On the other hand, being in an environment that isn’t helpful can cause mental and physical pain, which slows down progress toward good goals.

Change does not happen overnight, but it is well worth the wait!

Yours in Business,

Jeanetta Cardine

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