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Having the motivation to start a project is easy enough. There is excitement, enthusiasm and passion at the beginning of the project. It gives us wings and energy. Both on the physical point where we have the eyes which shine that on the psychological point where we are more alert, the ideas boil. In short, the beginnings are usually exciting.
Keeping the motivation on a longer period of time is much more difficult. Whether it is for training, work or the different goals and projects that we undertake in life. Sometimes our motivation crumbles with time, pitfalls, long delays, lack of results..
In all spheres of our life, it is important to give ourselves tools to help us keep or regain this effervescence of the beginning. In everything we do, whether it is for fitness, professional challenges, spiritual, family … We must equip ourselves and find tips to help us. I share some of mine. Those who help me stay motivated along to way. : -D
Talk about it
Once you have talked about your projects and goals, they become more concrete and it is more difficult to let them down, since some people know them and will talk to you about them. In this way, it forces us to a certain discipline and rigor.
We all had, one day, the good will to start an exercise program, but, after a while, it seems that we forget why we started. What was the goal already? Losing weight? Have more cardio? A better silhouette/shape? Be more healthy? With exercise, it’s often long before you actually see results, which makes it easy to get discouraged and give up.
A picture is worth a thousand words
I started to train and, in order not to lose my motivation, I made a collage with PicMonkey. I put people and quotes that inspire me and I’ve posted it where I do my exercises. In this way, every time I train, it reminds me of my goal and I keep the motivation to continue, especially the days when it does not really tempt me.
Because I do not have the same discipline as Dan, I need tools to help me reach my goals on nutrition and fitness.
For example, I use a calendar to note if what I have eaten during the day is healthy or not. With the help of a color code it’s easy to get an overall picture of the current month and it allows me to see, at a glance, where I am with my goal.
Same thing for fitness, I use a calendar where I register each day the physical activity that I do.
It is the same principle for professional success; we must give ourselves tools to not lose focus. For my part, I have always admired people who roll up their sleeves and who are facing major challenges. Since I am an entrepreneur right to the bottom of my heart, I particularly admire people who buy a business, who need love or does not go that well, and who bring it to success.
Pauline and Maurice
When we bought our business 10 years ago, I was inspired by a couple I knew when I was younger. Pauline and Maurice bought a convenience store that badly needed love. Over the years, they worked very, very long hours (7am to 23pm, 7 days 7! About 112 hours per week: -O) and they rebuilt, very beautifully, the clientele.
It was people like them who helped me keep the motivation in the most difficult moments when, in our turn, we were there with our business.
The purchase, the tireless work to bring our company to the top and finally, the sale of our store is undoubtedly my biggest professional success.
Neige et noix de coco
When I started looking for information to start my blog, I found two bloggers who particularly inspired me each in their own way. Both have a blog that works very well.
Abby, just a girl and her blog
The first is Abby from www.justagirlandherblog.com and I really recognized myself when I read her story. Just like me, she hesitated before launching her first article. Since then, her blog works very well. You can read her story at www.justagirlandherblog.com. She writes a lot of tips about organizing and arranging.
She also gives a lot of information on blogs. It was after reading her E-Book, Building a frame work that I managed to start my blog that well. She and her husband Donnie explain, from start to finish step by step, what to do to get started in the field. Abby and Donnie are now full-time bloggers. How cool is that?
Michelle, making sense of cents
The second is Michelle from www.makingsenseofcents.com At first, her blog talked about how she was doing to pay her student debts, her personal budget and her savings.
It’s been a few years now and her blog is paying, a lot! Here, for example, is one of her articles: How I Made $179,139 In February 2018 Blogging (Best Month Ever)
She had a turnover (Before expenses and income taxes) of $ 179,139 for February 2018. In 2017, she made $ 1,536,732, read her post here . I do not know about you, but I find it very inspiring and motivating.
That said, I am realistic and I do not expect to have the same result as them, for now. The results that Abby and Michelle have today are impressive; they took years to get there. Everything in its time.
- Talk about it
- Do some pictures, collages , quotes whatever to help you stay motivated
- Look for models to inspire you
- Use tools to help you ou
What are your things?
No matter how you keep your motivation, the important thing is to find the right one for you. We are not all the same, what works for me may not work for you, but it’s always worth trying.
If you have a goal in mind, do not lose sight of it. Above all, do not be discouraged. Overcome the difficulties, you are able to get there, I’m sure.
Our turn now. What are your tricks to stay motivated?
Dane : -)