It’s really easy to set goals, but getting there is a whole other story. I'm someone who loves to set new goals every month, but I sometimes forget that setting the goal is not enough - I actually have to put in the work to make it happen.
But what happens when you can’t seem to find the motivation to chase your goals? What then?
Today, I’m talking to you guys about how to find the motivation to chase your goals, and honestly, there’s no one “right” way of doing it.
There are plenty of self-help and development books out there that will try and help you regain motivation, but it really comes down to just a few tips - and I’m going to be sharing those with you today! Let’s get right into it.
Establishing a why.
This is one of the most talked-about tips for finding the motivation to chase your goals. So, how do you establish a why?
I could honestly do a whole post on this topic, but for now, I’ll just sum it up as best I can.
When you’re finding your “why”, you want to think big picture.
We don’t always work a job because we love the job, we work the job because we love that we can use it to fuel our real passions.
In that same light, we don’t always workout because it’s our favorite thing to do (unless it is for you!), but we do it so that we stay healthy.
Your why is what motivates you to do something even when you might not want to, i.e. your why is what gives you the motivation to keep chasing your goals.
So, to find your own why, ask yourself “why do I want to achieve this goal?” Maybe your why is family. You work so that you can give your family a better life.
Find your why and it will be the glue that holds your goal together, that’s step one.
Creating a consistent routine.
It’s important to remember that we won’t always be motivated, so it’s important that we become disciplined in our routines.
The best way to do this is to get into the habit of doing one thing each day that will help you work towards your goal.
For example, if you want to run a marathon, you might want to start running and training every day. Set smaller goals for each day leading up to the marathon, and eventually, you’ll cross that finish line.
It’s the same concept for any other area of your life!
Learn what motivates you.
This is honestly the most important tip that I have for you today, and that’s to learn what motivates you.
It’s really going to be different for everyone, but here are some of the most common ones I’ve heard of:
Exercise: endorphins and dopamine are the BEST when it comes to motivation.
Watching others succeed: when you see someone doing exactly what you want to be doing, sometimes it can be a great motivator (just be wary of comparison, because that can really hurt you!)
Vision boards: keep a constant reminder of what you want your life to look like at the tip of your fingers (this is what works best for me!)
Now, of course, there are plenty of other things that motivate people, but remember to find what works for YOU.
I really hope that this helped give you a few tips on how to find the motivation to chase your goals. I’ll be posting a podcast this Thursday with more details on this topic, so be sure to tune in!
Have a great week and I’ll talk to you all next time! :)