You started the year with setting goals. By now, you must have gone a few miles into your journey.
But life is a series of ups and downs. Every destination has its unique hurdles.
You now see the ones you imagined and those you did not. And with all of it, you are still expected to forge ahead and achieve every goal you set your sights on. In these low moments, however, there is the danger of getting distracted. Now the dreams do not look as promising as they did. You now wander off to sit on the bench on the side of the road to your goals drowning in misery.
Determination is important to maintain consistency.
This is why although you are human and emotions are inevitable, you should be able to harness them to stay motivated and fuel your journey. You should leave no room to begin to doubt yourself.
Here are five sure ways to make sure you stay motivated and go farther.
Mistakes and pitfalls are normal. You must learn to embrace those experiences as part of the journey. Do not go about beating yourself up. All that will happen is you feeling bad and sinking into more sadness. Tell yourself it is okay and forge ahead. You can always do better.
Remind Yourself Of Your “Why”
Tope felt bad about her new diet plan. She found herself frowning at how tasteless most of her sugar-free meals were. However, one morning she stared at the mirror and was proud of how loose her skirt had become and ever since then, she ate her meals with newfound enthusiasm. What helped Tope can help you too. If you keep your mind focused on the purpose of your journey, you are highly unlikely to feel deterred. Stay focused.
Tweak Tweak Tweak Your Plan
Sometimes, life shows us the unrealistic sides of our plans. Do not hesitate to tweak this to suit new realities. When Ada moved her monthly savings goal from N700,000 to N300,000 due to a shortage in business returns, the most important thing was not the reduction but the fact that she was still saving. She adjusted to current realities. You have to keep your feet rooted in reality to be able to do this.
Your Distractions? Starve Them
Distractions are a killer of success. Do not give room for anything that will be a detriment to you achieving your goal. Kill it before it kills your goal.
Always Remember To Reward Yourself
Echoing the first item on this list, rewarding yourself is a crucial part of loving yourself. It is not enough to surpass a goal. Give yourself a gift. Treat yourself to a nice massage to mark your 30th day at the gym, get yourself a plate of part Jollof for sticking to your diet for one week, buy yourself a nice attire for meeting your Q1 savings target. Whatever it is, you must endeavour to reward yourself. On your journey to success, you deserve all of your love you can get.
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You’ve come this far, let’s take you farther.