Have you ever made big plans for your life, only to fail to act on them? Or maybe you started with a bang and kept your motivation for a few days, but suddenly lost interest.
easy to lose motivation after the initial excitement wears off. But if you want to be successful, it’s important to keep going. The
work isn’t going to get done itself.
Understand why you lose your motivation:
- The planning phase is more fun than the execution phase. Sitting alone at night and making plans for the future can be an exciting time. Everything seems possible, because you’re only limited by your imagination at that point.
- However, when the sun comes up in the morning, it’s time to actually get busy. It all seems a little more daunting and less enjoyable when it’s time for the rubber to hit the road.
- Expect to feel uncomfortable. Have a plan for working through it. If you’re making changes to your life, discomfort is the norm.
- Take control of your thoughts. Catch yourself early in the process of thinking negative thoughts and redirect your focus to something more positive. It takes time to develop this ability. The key is to notice quickly that your thoughts are going off the rails.
Identify one habit that is getting in your way and one habit you need to create to attain your goals. Put your time and energy into dealing with these two items. When you’re successful, tackle two more.
Which of these six reasons applies to you most often? Is there another reason you fail to sustain your motivation? Motivation and willpower can be highly variable.
Expect that your motivation will falter and be prepared to deal with it. Focus on creating habits that will take you to your goals, because habits reduce the need for motivation and willpower.
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