10 Tips on How to Maintain Motivation to Achieve the Goal
So, in your head there was born an idea. You begin to think about it constantly, then appears the excitement and a desire to realize it immediately. In the short term, everything seems pretty easy. Then accidentally enthusiasm disappears, the tone weakens, the interest decreases. This is especially typical for the period of the first difficulties or for a long absence of a visible positive result. Everything is clear, you motivation is gone. What should you do to prevent the motivation from disappearing for as long as possible? Let’s try to figure out.
1. Don’t look for excuses
In general, if you want, you can justify anything. When it comes to ourselves, our justifiable mind is cunning and very resourceful. And that's why we can always explain ourselves or others why something did not work out. The arguments will be convincing. However, this is a dead-end road. It is much more correct and more constructive not to look for the reasons why "not", but to seek solutions in order for it to become "yes."
2. Communicate selectively
Surely, everyone knows the situation: it is worth catching fire with an idea, as soon as you come across skepticism or disapproval of interlocutors. Especially when it comes to close friends and relatives. Actually you can even explain why this happens. After all, any idea in your brain is a potential change in your life in the future. Therefore, our inert environment will try to prevent changes, and in every possible way. And in some situations, it provokes self-doubt. Therefore, do not allow manipulating you in your aspirations, and try not to discuss such topics with people who clearly do not support you.
3. Think about your goal
In order to achieve a certain goal, one must at least remember it and make its own meaningful. A very good psychological technique is the periodic detailed presentation of the final result. When you keep this positive image in mind, it helps to concentrate and not to be scattered on many secondary directions.
4. Learn how to wait
As a rule, the achievement of some goal requires quite a lot of time and perseverance. Therefore, you need to be able to wait for the result in the long run. For me, the process of long waiting is associated with driving a car. You just ride, follow the rules, move in the general flow of transport. Sometimes you stop at a traffic light and wait. That means, you do all the necessary actions to get closer to the goal. And you can not say that you are in the process of waiting or not acting.
5. Act creatively
If you have a creative approach, sometimes absolutely non-standard correct decisions are born, which, in fact, set you apart from others. In general, any formal approach to any business, as a rule, does not bring the desired result. If, as they say, you put your soul into your favorite business, you can achieve impressive results. At least, at the stage of creation and implementation of the project, it will take a lot of creativity.
6. Do not reinvent the wheel
I assure you, people have been through a lot and you shouldn’t waste time inventing your own bicycle. Moreover, the most effective are simple solutions. So actively use the fruits of progress and the experience of others.
7. Optimize the components
If each part of a single whole is performed qualitatively, then we receive a qualitative result. And this means that you need to pay attention, and, if possible, optimize any, even the smallest detail or process. It is clear that the ideal is almost impossible to achieve, but in the long run, the one who has the most components together. In general, there are no unnecessary details.
8. Do not focus on failures
Sometimes failures are very painful and unpleasant. This is natural, because there are hardly people who have never been wrong. But negative experience gives priceless information to thinking. The whole question is only how much time you need to start drawing conclusions from the mistakes made and get ready for the new battle. In the end, difficulties only make us stronger.
9. Be responsible
I really do not like when some people begin to shift responsibility for the result to other people or to circumstances. I understand that the responsibility for the result is still the person who wants to achieve this result. Even if something went wrong not because of your fault, the result is still just for you, which means that you are carrying all the risks in case of failure. And, accordingly, you will get all the laurels in case of victory.
10. Get rid of bad habits
Get rid of unnecessary and harmful habits, as quickly as possible. Their destructiveness adversely affects any process and substantially reduces any efficiency. I think each of us knows perfectly well which habits are preventing us. It's a habit to be late, and mess in the documents, social networks, and even a chronic lack of sleep - everyone has their own. If there is no way to completely get rid of them, then at least try to limit their impact.