Updated: Oct 2, 2022
Jump Start Your Dreams
It can be challenging to get motivated, especially when we feel stuck in a rut and don't know how to get moving again. But it's crucial that we do because the only thing stopping us from reaching our dreams is ourselves. In this post, I will share some tips on how to get motivated and push through those barriers. Follow these steps, put in the hard work, and you'll be well on your way to accomplishing anything you set your mind to!
Tip #01: Find your why.
The first step is to find your "why." Why do you want to achieve this goal? What's driving you? Once you have that figured out, please write it down and keep it somewhere visible. Refer back to it when the going gets tough. This will help remind you of what's important and how your actions will impact your goals and bottom line. Your why is the fuel that keeps your engine running. The "how" is the GPS or roadmap. It's essential to define your "why" before getting invested in the "how."
Tip #02: Change your mindset.
The second step is to change your mindset. This means believing that you can actually achieve this goal and that it's possible for you. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will either. Start by changing the language you use to talk about yourself and your goals. How we speak towards ourselves and goals is definitive. Words have power even if no one hears them but you. Speaking negatively towards your goals is equivalent to tying an anchor to a balloon. "It ain't gonna fly." It is essential to develop a vision board and outline what success will look like. List the words that bring power to your dream, and then literally collect images that give you visual cues. As they say, seeing is believing.
Tip #03: Take action.
The third step is to take action. You've defined your why, you've changed your mindset, and now it's time to put in the work! This doesn't mean that everything will be easy, but it does mean that you'll need to start taking small steps every day towards your goal. Each step moves and motivates you. Have you ever been on a long walk that seems overwhelming, and just when you want to give up, you look back and realize just how far you've come? "Ain't no stopping us now!" You can have all the best intentions in the world, but faith without action is dead. A critical part of making your dreams a reality is knowing that even little steps count. A series of small steps will still get you down the road, and a slow start is better than no start. Making measurable progress is key. Momentum builds momentum. As you accumulate small wins, you become more inspired and actually form habits of success. There is no perfect time to be successful. The only time that matters is right now.
Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to reaching your dreams! Remember to stay motivated and focused by keeping your "why" in mind. Change your language and mindset, take action every day, and believe that anything is possible for you. I'm here rooting for you all the way! Let's jump-start 2022 with an "I Can" mindset. The only competition you have is you. No one can be you better than you. So be motivated, inspired, and driven to succeed. Just Jump!
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