Updated: Jul 24, 2022
Finding ways to stay motivated will keep your creation process going on the right path
No matter what you are working on fun or business, health or crisis, you sometimes need validation, especially when nothing seems to be happening.
Motivation can be hard to come by when you’re not seeing the results you desire. The ability to motivate yourself, or to persevere in spite of a lack of motivation comes in really handy during these moments.
Motivation is frequently in short supply especially during times of stress. Learning how to manage yourself and your emotions through this situation is important for health, balance and peace. When we don't get results or validation from the outside world on something that we're working out it can be really discouraging and lead you to possibly give up.
Use these tips to persist even when you’re not seeing results:
Practice patience. No one wants to be told to be patient. We’ve been hearing those words since before we could even understand them. However, it’s still good advice. Sometimes things take longer than we like or think they should because there is stuff "behind the scenes" we just don't know about.. Sometimes the results show up suddenly after a long period of time. In the meantime, imagine how you’ll feel when you’re finally successful. What would it feel like to achieve that goal. Notice how good it feels.
Set a schedule and stick to it. When your motivation flags, it’s common to start feeling like working less on any goals. One way to combat this is to create a daily plan for yourself and stick to it. The less motivated you are, the more structure you need. Giving up is the most perfect way to ensure that you’re not successful. It’s difficult to fail in the long term if you continue trying. Eventually, you’ll accomplish your objective. However, it’s imperative that you don’t quit.
Use your mistakes and failures to gain mastery. Mistakes and failures happen a lot more than we like, but they’re part of the process. Getting the most out of these negative results makes a huge difference. If you can adopt the belief that failures are common and can ultimately help you to master your craft, it is easier to stay motivated. So, even if you’re failing, things are happening in your favor.
Be grateful. Remember that everything is still okay. Practicing gratitude each day is a great reminder that your life isn’t as bad as you thought. You’ll hang in there longer and keep trying if you feel grateful on a regular basis.
Take a break. This can be a short or a long break. Just remember that it can be tough to get back on track after a long break. Long breaks can have a way of turning into permanent breaks.
Remember your past successes. Your past successes can rekindle your enthusiasm. Reminding yourself that you’ve been successful in the past can renew your hope that you’ll also be successful now. It’s a great way to improve your mood, too.
Motivation is nice while it lasts, but if you’re going to be super successful, you must learn to keep working even without motivation.. You can also create and recover motivation. Remember how great it’s going to be when you succeed in achieving your goal. Take breaks as you need them. Remember gently practice patience and appreciate that good things can take time to happen!
Pro tip: Oftentimes the journey is its own reward. Enjoy the process. Yes easier said than done but I found a fun way of making this happen. I provide myself with pre-rewards. Choose something enjoyable, that is not harmful to you or your plans and encourages you to keep reaching towards your goal. I find the Universe often follows with its own signs and messages letting you know where you are on the process and if you are on the right track.
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