How To Stop Losing Motivation Right Now!
You know the feeling, you start out on a new path to better health, being more organised or some other goal that you know is really important to you.
At the beginning you feel like you’ve thought everything through and you’re really motivated to get going. Everything seems to be going great! Your plans have paid off and your journey towards your goal couldn’t seem easier.
So… why do you begin to slip?
Unless something happens to get you back on track, your goals seem to fade into obscurity.
You find yourself missing the odd gym session, and not being quite as organised. Whatever it is, you can feel yourself slipping back into your old ways. Unless something happens to get you back on track, your goals seem to fade into obscurity and before you know it, weeks have passed since you did anything you initially planned so hard for.
Often you can come up with a whole host of reasons why things faded away. But it always boils down to one thing:
Being accountable for your own actions gets harder
More important than what happens, is how and why it happens. There can be a whole host of reasons:
- You don’t feel you are progressing fast enough, so things get boring
- You find the going gets tough and other things seem to keep getting in the way, so you start to let them
- You aren’t sure you even want this goal anymore. You find it hard to remember why you thought this was a good idea!
I’m sure you can think of lots of other reasons, but the great news is that the solution is always the same.
If any of the above sounds familiar to you, then now is the moment to change it. Get someone else to hold you accountable to your own goals. Share with them your reasons for wanting them in the first place. Other people seem to have an amazing memory for repeating your own words back at you! If you feel things start to get tough, tell someone, ask for help, advise, tips, tricks, anything to help you get over your current hurdle. Finally, give them permission to check in on you once in a while to see how things are going.
You can even ask me to personally help you with this. Just drop me an email with what it is you are trying to achieve. I’ll help you keep that motivation bubbling along. An even more effective method, is for you to post your goal, plan and any expected hurdles here in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.