So here's the thing about being, and staying motivated. You almost have to be motivated to stay motivated. It's a vicious cycle that some have a hard time mastering.
Let's be honest, not all of us are born with pompoms in our hands and are able to be cheerleaders in life.
Furthermore, not all goals are even easy or fun to think about completing. Some of us have to work hard to be excited about completing those goals.
So here we are. Remaining driven is challenging, but there are a few keys to unlocking a steady source of inspiration, thus having the ability to remain motivated towards completing any goal.
1. Your Environment - I can not stress this enough. You need to surround yourself with the right elements for success.
a) Your friends. They need to motivate you. If your friendship circle isn't challenging you for the better, then reassess whom you spend your time with. You do need a positive support system at all times.
b) Your surroundings. They need to bring you light in every way. Light leads to happiness. Don't discount your innate need for sunshine. It's scientific. Make sure you're getting enough natural light. Pull up the blinds in your office, or your bedroom. etc, and let all that light in.
c) Your Mind. Be careful what you consume here. Read, watch, and listen to positive things. Feed your mind healthy, and positive reinforcements. You are what you eat, right?
2. Check-up and Check-in - Don't forget to spot-check. Set yourself reminders to check-in with yourself regularly. See where you're at in relation to completing whatever it is you set out to do.
Track your progress with your check-ins. Know that each step, no matter how large or how far, is still a step forward on the path towards completion. Remind yourself to keep going.
Also, remind yourself of the idea of what completing this goal will feel like, and what it has the potential to do for you.
3. Celebrate the small wins! You don't start with the finish line being close to you; it's usually far away. As you journey towards the end, celebrate every mile that you pass.
It's important to acknowledge that you are moving in the right direction. That'll help you keep your good energies high.
The most important part of any journey is recognizing that you are on one. Any while motivation isn't necessarily natural, it is 100% attainable. Keep going.