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What to do when you have lost the motivation towards your goals?

Have you ever lost your motivation?
I know exactly how you feel.
Sometimes I become side-tracked. I let my lazy mind overtake my
willpower. I procrastinate, put things off, and feel even worse later
when I try to get things done in such a short period of time. The next
thing I know I’ve fallen back into this hole of laziness, procrastination, and not doing what I know I should be doing. If you feel you can relate
to this and are starting to feel unmotivated, read on!


For me, motivation is an esoteric, intimidating game where I try to
make myself do something while my mind simultaneously avoids doing
it. The truth is motivation can be fleeting, which is why we need to
positively recharge our mindset on a regular basis.


THE BIGGEST AND MOST COMPLEX OBSTACLE YOU’LL EVER HAVE TO OVERCOME IS YOUR MIND. IF YOU CAN OVERCOME THAT, YOU CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING.

Ask yourself…

1.Why do I lose motivation?

Motivation is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You lose motivation only to
realize you have lost it and to get back up with higher amount of
motivation. Notice how your body responds as you think of each of the
goals you’re trying to work on.

Sometimes you must go through the darkness to get to the light.

BOBBY DSOUZA
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2.Why can’t I bring myself to do anything?

Don’t rely on quick fixes to get motivated. If you truly want to learn
how to stay motivated, you need to understand what drives you- and
what you really care about.

3. Why do I struggle to make myself do the things I enjoy?

Not being satisfied with what you have done- Are you a perfectionist?
Trying to be perfect is a common cause of motivation loss because it
just is not possible. Many of us are afraid to try new things or complete
projects, thinking, “Why bother? I know it won’t be good enough.”
Instead, we should focus on trying our best.

Here are five tips on how you can remain motivated and inspired
towards your goal:

1. Choose to Adopt a Positive Mindset

The outcome of your goal and/or career is ultimately a result of your
thoughts, feelings and actions. If you think you are a failure, you’ll
internalize the belief and be more likely to fail again. Once you are
stuck in the cycle, it can be tough to pull yourself out.

There is absolutely no upside to beating yourself up with negative self-talk. Instead of fixating on what you should and could have done, focus
on what you will and can do differently going forward.

2. Don’t Burn Yourself Out

Sometimes we’re banging on wanting to get more done even
after we’ve exceeded the limit on what’s sustainable.

Your essential self will always work to motivate you to move towards
what you need the most. So, if you’re burned out and need sleep, your
Essential Self may even drain the motivation from the things that you’re
usually ignited about-just to get you to meet your core needs again.
Start building ways that are more important to you.

3. Harness the Influence of Others

Since we are social creatures, we constantly look around to see what
others are doing, hence their actions influence our own.


But when it comes to motivation, this dynamic is more complex. When
we witness a colleague spending through a task that leaves us
frustrated, we respond in one or two ways- Either we are inspired, or
we lose motivation. The problem is that, especially at work, we can’t
always delegate. But we can still use social influence on our advantage.

A final way to harness positive social influence is to recognize that the
people who will best motivate you to accomplish certain tasks are not
necessarily those who do the tasks well. Instead, they’re folks who
share a big-picture goal with you: close friends and family or mentors.

4. Compare Yourself with Yourself

Comparing what you have and your results to what other people have
or have accomplished can really kill your motivation. There are people
ahead of you always.

So, try to focus on yourself and your results, and how you can and have
improved your life. Compete with yourself first. Improve yourself. Often
you can be pleasantly surprised when you do such a review.

5. Force Yourself and Think of the Emotional Reward You’ll Get

Every time I don’t feel like going to the gym or abstaining from eating
chocolate. I tell myself that if I keep doing it for several weeks, one day
it will become a habit. At that point, doing it will become second to
nature.

Focus on the feeling you feel after doing something that you know is
good for you. Just think of these feel-good moments and remember
that achieving that feeling again is just one step from saying yes.

Conclusion

Stay hungry, stay motivated. Seek inspiration every day. Most
importantly, you need to pick someone who believes in you. The feeling
you get when you know that “someone believes in you” can be
tremendous. Have a track on your goals periodically.
Its never too soon or late to be all you can be. You can take the tiniest
step forward!
Always ask yourselves why you need to accomplish it because lack
of purpose always leads to demotivation.

People always say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does
bathing- that’s why we recommend it daily.

-ZIG ZIGLAR

Don’t Quit!

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