Here are five ways to keep yourself motivated.
As a human being, you get tired. The will to go on just isn’t there anymore after a while and you find yourself looking and sounding depressed. You begin to ask yourself, “God when will my hard work begin to yield results?” At this juncture, what you need is a huge dose of motivation.
Those you love and admire will not be able to help you at all times, as there are times when getting out of bed in the morning becomes so much of a task, you won’t even want to speak to anyone. At a time like this, you will need to motivate yourself. It will give you the shove you need to get what needs to be done.
So how do you keep yourself motivated? Find some ways below.
1. Remember the WHY
When it gets so hard sometimes, all you need is to remind yourself why you are doing what you are doing. Simply recollecting your vision and the implication of going through or falling out at the point will be a jolt. If you need motivation to pass an exam, you could simply begin with why you are writing the exam, what will happen if you fail, the importance of the exam to your future; immediate and far. Remembering the WHY helps you keep perspective.
2. Breakdown the task
Sometimes, the goal may be so large that we begin to think it will never be completed. It begins to scare you with its daunting shadow. All you have to do is look at it as a puzzle and begin fixing it piece by piece. Just like a puzzle is segmented, breakdown/segment your tasks. If your goal is to finish the Bible, you could break down the task by reading a chapter upon waking and another chapter before bed. This will help you feel less overwhelmed.
3. Reward Yourself
Find a way to reward yourself when you reach a milestone. This is something to look forward to even if it is as little as five minutes of extra sleep time or a day to watch a movie. Notwithstanding, always ensure that your reward does not set you back in achieving your goal.
4. Give yourself a PEP Talk
This might sound hard but sometimes all you need is motivation from someone who has gone through what you are going through, the same way you are going through it. A positive attitude will go a long way. Remind yourself of how far you have come, the amount of work you have done that you didn’t even think was possible and how close you are to the finish line. Whatever you put your mind to, you can get it done.
5. Be accountable to someone
You can do it but not all by yourself. Sometimes, telling someone your plan makes it all real. This person will be a pillar of strength to you with reminders, encouragements and little pushes here and there. Ensure your accountability partner is someone you admire and someone that cares about you.