Even the most motivated of us, yes me too, can feel unmotivated at times. We fall into a rut and even thinking about trying to make positive changes, is difficult. Sometimes people can fall into a slump because there is too much going on in their lives. If you have to much going on, and are trying to take on too many goals at once, it can deplete your energy and motivation. Two of the most important things in accomplishing any goal is focus and energy, and no one can maintain these if they’re overwhelmed and over extending themselves.
Another thing is to get excited! This sounds obvious, but most people don’t think about it. If your trying to break out of a slump, get yourself excited about your goal. Look for inspiration wherever you can find it. Read blogs, books, magazines, and other success stories. Also, talk to your families, friends, and ME. Having a strong support system is crucial, and they are a great way to gain motivation, because they want to see you succeed just as much as you do! Build excitement by visualizing your success and all the benefits and rewards that lie ahead. Once you find that excitement, take all that energy and keep on pushing full force.
Also, try printing out your goal in big words and post it. Make your goal just a few words long, and post it up on your wall or refrigerator. Post it at home and work. Put it on your computer desktop, and anywhere you will constantly see it. You want to have big, positive, reminders about your goal, to keep your focus and keep your excitement going. You can even use a picture as a reminder as well.
We all need to realize that motivation is not a constant thing that is always there for you. It comes and goes, and comes and goes again. But while it may go away, remember it doesn’t go permanently. It will come back. Just stick it out and wait for that motivation to come back. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Even if you aren’t feeling any motivation today, or this week, don’t give up. Again, that motivation will come back. Think of your goal as a long journey, and your slump is just a little bump in the road. You can’t give up with every little bump. Stay with it for the long term, ride out the ups and downs and have confidence that you’ll get there.