We all have goals we aspire to but in order to reach our goals, motivation is crucial. However, finding the motivation to keep doing the work and achieve these goals can prove extremely challenging.
While struggling to find motivation, you could end up making all kinds of mistakes. Here, you’ll discover just 5 motivation mistakes you could be making right now.
Nothing kills motivation quite like unrealistic goals. You see, if your goals are unrealistic, you’re not going to be able to achieve them no matter how hard you try. You won’t even see any real progression towards getting where you want to be because the bar has been set so high.
If you don’t see positive changes, you’re not going to be able to maintain motivation. Smaller, more realistic goals will help you to boost your motivation, helping you stay on track.
While it’s good to have goals to work towards, it’s also important to celebrate when you achieve them. Including the smaller milestones along the way.
Many people get into the mindset where as soon as they achieve something, they tick it off the list and automatically move on to the next thing. However, when you do that you’re not really recognizing or celebrating how far you’ve come.
Recognition of your achievements really helps to keep your motivation going.
Our experiences from the past are important, but they shouldn’t be so important that they hold you back from the present. If you find yourself constantly stuck in the past, you’re going to find it hard to motivate yourself for the future.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill
By all means, let your past be a motivator to achieve more, but don’t let it hold you back. Be inspired to improve and take chances, even if something hasn’t worked out in the past.
Whenever you feel your past sabotaging your motivation, remind yourself that you’re not in the past anymore. This is your present and your future and the past has no power over either of them.
Motivation isn’t going to magically just come to you. While you will reach points in your life which will motivate you to make a change, largely you need to actively work on it.
Identify what it is that motivates you and then do it. You must also acknowledge that a large part of motivation is discipline. So, be strict with yourself in the times you feel your motivation starting to wane and commit to taking some action. Action stimulates motivation.
“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
- Tony Robbins
One of the biggest motivation mistakes you can make is procrastinating. Thanks to technology, it’s easy to become distracted from our goals. I’m sure we’ve all been sidetracked by social media, or even household duties. There’s always something else which commands our attention.
The trouble is, procrastination literally kills motivation. So, if you find you waste a lot of time doing unnecessary things, or activities not directly related to your goals, aim to become more focused and your motivation will thank you.
These are just 5 mistakes you could be making to hinder your motivation. Changing any of the habits above can be challenging. However, with perseverance it is possible to overcome these mistakes and keep your motivation in top form.
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