🌼7 Simple Yet Powerful Tips to Help You Stay Motivated Every Day(MUST READ)
Motivation turns your dreams into reality
7 simple yet powerful tips to help you stay motivated every day
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer, an American journalist
We all lose motivation at some point in our lives.
We all need a pick-me-up that will help continue to drive us forward, even when we feel like throwing in the towel.
You must have discipline, tenacity, and courage to achieve your dreams. Furthermore, it would help if you were motivated, or you would procrastinate or burnout. Motivation will help you turn your dreams into reality.
“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you, and you don’t have to listen.” — Jessica Ennis, a British retired track and field athlete
Following through on what you set out to accomplish can be challenging, especially when you are not motivated and don’t feel like putting in the work.
Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated every day.
1. Be Curious
“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” — Stephen Hawking, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author
Curiosity, by definition, is the urge you feel to know more about something. Being curious helps you creatively solve problems in your personal life and at work. Curiosity and motivation go hand and hand.
curiosity is the interest in learning more about a subject
motivation is the desire to do something with that information
Curiosity is a form of intrinsic motivation where the fun or challenge moves you. You want to learn or explore something that interests you.
You can be motivated by curiosity because you feel like something is missing in your life; you are curious about new technologies, you want to understand your beliefs or assumptions better, or you are doing things for the right reasons.
2. Do What You Love
“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” — Marc Anthony, an American singer and songwriter
If you love what you do, you can work long hours, put up with people you don’t like, and deal with the tedious aspects of a job. Research says we spend a third of our life at work, so you must do something you are passionate about.
When you do something you love, you will be more creative and bring your best to work day in and day out. Doing what you love will help you stay motivated and succeed. Your love for your work will help you keep doing it even if you encounter challenges and setbacks.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs, an American businessman
3. Take Responsibility for Your Life
You can’t stay motivated if you don’t feel like you have control over what happens in your life. It would help if you took responsibility for your life. Taking responsibility for your actions is essential to developing strong relationships that create trust and dependability.
When you focus on yourself, you can make positive changes to help you reach your dreams. To stay motivated daily, you must believe you can make the necessary changes to succeed.
Taking responsibility for your life starts by realizing you can shape and control your life. We all experience hardships in our life where we feel discouraged. While we can’t control everything that happens, we can control how we respond.
Don’t let the “excuse trap” take over where you think of reasons why it’s not your fault. This will only keep you from reaching your goals.
4. Help Others
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” — Charles Dickens, an English writer
Helping others will help you stay motivated. You will stay motivated to continue to do this when you see how many people’s lives you have touched by helping them.
Helping others will give you happiness that you may not have experienced before. This will motivate you to keep helping people. One of the things that motivate successful people the most is helping others.
5. Set Small Goals to Build Momentum
If you set small, short-term, attainable goals, you will stay motivated. It will help you overcome procrastination and build momentum toward your bigger, long-term goals.
“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the day’s first task. It will give you a small sense of pride and encourage you to do another task.” — William H. McRaven, a retired United States Navy four-star admiral
Long-term success can happen when you build momentum from small wins in your life. Break down your bigger goals into smaller goals. For example, finding a new job is a big goal. Smaller goals include updating your resume, making a personal website, or earning a certification.
6. Surround Yourself with the Right Crowd
The people you hang out with have a significant impact on your motivation. If you surround yourself with people who are also motivated, you will be more motivated.
If you spend time with negative people, you’ll become negative.
If you spend time with positive people, you’ll have a good outlook on life.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” — Proverbs
The people you spend the most time with shape who you are and who you become. Find people who will help you become a better version of yourself and people who are focused on success.
The people you surround yourself with determine what ideas dominate your attention and what activities you do or don’t do.
7. Improve Your Mood
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States
When you are in a good mood, you are more motivated. Your mood impacts your perspective of the world and influences your well-being. A good attitude will help you become more productive.
If you are in a bad mood, seek ways to feel better. You can feel better and strengthen your spirit in minutes by spending time in nature, watching funny videos on YouTube or TikTok, or exercising.
Bringing It All Together
Seven simple yet powerful tips will help you stay motivated daily and achieve your dreams. Be curious, do what you love, take responsibility for your life, help others, set small goals to build momentum, surround yourself with the right crowd, and improve your mood.
You will encounter obstacles as you work toward your goals and dreams. You’ll be discouraged at times, and that’s okay. It happens to us all. The difference between you and others is if you keep going. It would be best if you pushed forward, no matter how hard things get.
“Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” — Mia Hamm, an American former professional soccer player
Contributed by Matthew Royse
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