The overwhelming majority of people face this problem hundreds of times in their lives: they have set a goal (big or small, it does not matter), they are very eager to achieve it, but at least kill it, they do not find in themselves an internal reserve, willpower, to realize their dreams. And then the question arises: “How to motivate yourself to achieve success?”.
Below are simple rules, the execution of at least part of which will help in the implementation of the plan.
- Select a role model to follow
It’s important to have a role model. Often it is the finding of a worthy person, a specific model of behavior can be a starting point (motivation for achievement) to start the process of self-development. This can be a famous person, as well as a person from your environment.
- Prepare for a sprint, not a marathon.
Be prepared that your efforts will not bear fruit immediately. For example, if you want to lose a lot of weight, it is quite natural that in 2-3 days extra kilos will not go anywhere. You need to tune in for a long fight with yourself, your complexes, weaknesses and laziness. Awareness and acceptance of the fact that you will not get everything at once, and for a decent result you will have to overcome yourself for a long time – an important step towards success.
- Don’t despair because of minor setbacks…
Do not think that your path to success will be tired of roses and success alone. Any professional in his field has failures. The main thing is that they do not throw you back significantly. If you will blame and chew yourself for every small mistake, you will not see success. Remember: no mistake is made only by someone who does nothing.
- Start right now.
Yes, yes, you can even without reading this article, just take the first step to the planned goal. Read a motivational article How to believe in yourself and start to act. And as you know, the first step is the hardest. Many people do not succeed simply because their plans do not go beyond their heads. And you take the first step towards a dream: enroll in a course if you want to learn the language, send out your resume if you want to get a dream job. Do something! Not tomorrow, not on the first day of the month, not Monday, but right now.
- Find like-minded people
Among them, it will be easier for you to find the motivation to achieve your goal. Their success will be your motivation. You will be able to share ideas, support each other. For example, when entering a university it is easier to prepare for exams, communicating with other applicants, going to the open day, visiting specialized forums.
- Dream less, do more.
Usually they say that you have to dream and then your dreams will come true. However, practice shows that it is very easy to get carried away in the world of dreams. It is much more reasonable to set a goal one day, assess your chances and start moving towards the goal. As English-speaking people say: “Think globally, act locally”. And it’s the right thing to do.
- Create a comfortable environment…
If your activity is related to paperwork, make your workplace more comfortable and prettier. You will be happy to come back for it and use good office supplies. If you want to make yourself run in the morning or go to the gym, you will get a beautiful and comfortable shape. At first glance, these are trifles, but they can seriously lift your spirits and put you in the right mood.
- Don’t let your emotions get the better of you.
If lucky, the triumph of victory can twist your head, and if defeated, bitterness and resentment can make you put your hands down. Do not let emotions dull your willpower, be guided by your mind, not your feelings.
- Do not be afraid.
It often happens that a person does not take any action because he is afraid of defeat. “I can’t do it”, “What will others say?”, “It’s too hard for me”, “Others will do it better, they are more talented and enterprising” – these are the kind of self-abusive thoughts that can adversely affect motivation and ruin the whole initiative to the root, extinguish the desire. Do not be afraid to take risks. After all, if you sit idly by, then, indeed, more enterprising people will bypass you, and your dream will remain a dream that has failed.
- Arrange your time correctly and set your priorities as well.
Self-discipline is an essential quality that will benefit everyone, and especially those seeking success. Self-improvement will not go without the ability to properly allocate time.
- You do not have to set a dozen tasks, you will not be able to implement them anyway. Set a goal to begin with, go to it, and when you achieve it, you can already successfully work in several directions simultaneously.
By following these simple rules, you will be able to achieve success. The main thing is to act, let fear and doubt not stop you. Let your ideas and plans come true. Success in your endeavors!