If you’re going to achieve anything in life, you’re going to have to stay motivated stay positive. Without motivation, nothing will ever happen. If you can understand and tap into why you are doing something, you will become an unstoppable force.
Your Motivation could be either internal or external. But either way, you need to answer the following questions clearly:
Why do you want this?
A great way to get back on track when feeling like you’re about to lose motivation is to start by asking why do I want this? Why am I striving towards this goal? The answer to that question may not come easily at first, but if you dig deep enough, you’ll usually find something.
Why is it important to you?
The power of this question is that it helps you tap into your values, the reasons you do what you do. Once you have identified these values, you have begun to define your purpose. By answering the question “Why is this important to me?” you can connect your goals and values together. This is the foundation of all great leaders. When you are clear about who you are and why you do what you do, you are empowered to be unstoppable.
How will achieving this goal make you feel?
How will this goal make me feel? This is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what motivates you in life. In terms of accomplishing business goals, a big question to ask yourself is this: why am I doing this? Why do I want to achieve this goal? Why am I trying to make this happen? Ask yourself this question, and your answer will help you understand your purpose and provide clarity to your goals.
What will you be able to do as a result of having achieved your goal?
“What will I be able to do as a result of having achieved my goal?” is a great question to ask yourself when trying to keep motivated during a time of uncertainty. When the stakes are high, the fear of missing out may keep us up at night. But if we focus on the positive, we can use our energy to do even better than what we could have done otherwise. What will I be able to do as a result of having achieved my goal? How can I make the situation better? This gives us motivation to keep working toward our goals and helps us find the silver lining in any situation.
In the event that I did not change, what would happen?
You’ll also want to consider what happens if you don’t change. Most people change because they expect that something bad will happen if they don’t. So if you expect that you won’t be successful or that things won’t go the way they should if you don’t change, you’re more likely to make changes to avoid those outcomes.
What would happen if I changed?
This is a good question to ask yourself. We often underestimate the importance of the impact we will make when we start our new habit. Do you have any fear about changing the way you act? What would happen if you did something different? Ask this question and write down your answers. Write down your thoughts about how you would feel and what you would be thinking if you started doing the behavior differently. By thinking this way, you can get a feel for what it’s going to be like when you change.
Is there anything I won’t experience if I make the change?
If there’s one thing all of us want to know is whether something is going to change our life for the better or not. When you look at the list above, you’ll notice that it’s actually two questions: 1) Will I lose something if I make the change? 2) Is there anything I won’t experience if I make the change? In other words, are you getting something else in return, either in the form of more happiness, fulfillment, health, or money?
In the event that I do not change, what will not happen?
Here’s a simple strategy for creating a sense of urgency in any situation. Instead of simply describing what will happen if you don’t act or change, try describing what will NOT happen if you don’t act or change. This technique is based on the principle that people value outcomes more than actions, so by describing negative outcomes, you create a sense of urgency.
In conclusion, when it comes to being motivated to achieve a goal, it’s all about finding something that is more important than achieving the outcome. The more important something is to you, the harder it will be to give up when the going gets tough. Once you know your why, it becomes easier to stay positive throughout the process.
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