How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Goals

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Achieving your goals can be challenging as it requires focus. In this fast-paced world, you may have many things competing for your attention. That’s why staying motivated is essential to accomplishing your long-term goals. Motivation is your secret sauce to goal attainment success. Consider these tips on how you can stay motivated:

Be The Owner of Your Goals

A huge challenge to staying motivated to achieve your goals is ensuring your goals are what you want. Often, our goals are a reflection of what others think we should do, rather than what we want to achieve. You alone have to live out the consequences of your decisions. Make sure you are setting goals that make you happy, are willing to live with and you truly want to achieve.

Envision the Results

Visualizing the results of achieving your goals is powerful in staying motivated. When you can see yourself accomplishing your goals you are already halfway to success. When making a mental picture of reaching your goals, be specific. Think about how it will feel to reach your goals. What will it look like when you finally achieve them? Visualizing attaining your goals will help you deal with setbacks and overcome challenges.

Find your strength by tapping into Other People’s Positive Energy

People give and receive energy and inspiration. When you surround yourself with positive people, you will find yourself looking for the blessing in your experiences. You will also be in a position to encourage others. A win-win.

Get Organized

We often hear about the benefits of organizing your environment. But the same holds true for organizing your thoughts. When you are mentally and physically disorganized, you quickly zap your energy and motivation. You waste time having to focus on trying to sort through the clutter. Conversely, when you’re organized, you can use your energy to focus on achieving your goals. Declutter your thoughts: Create a to-do list and schedule specific times to complete each task.

Don’t Worry About What You Can’t Control

If you want to stay motivated, take control of what you can, and stop worrying about what you cannot control. If you play the “what if” game, you will never reach your goals. Release those things you can’t control and start focusing on producing quality work.

You can stay motivated to reach your goals. Follow these tips and keep your end goal in mind. It will help you stay you excited and allow you to reach all your goals.

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Nancy Gettridge is founder and principal of Phenomenal Image.  Her passion is helping aspiring women achieve their dream careers (Her guilty pleasures are playing Design Home, reading and suspense movies).  Nancy frequently writes about gender bias in the workplace. Key topics include career development and strategy, leadership, and overcoming workplace issues.
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