We’ve all been there. An idea can fire us up and give us artificial momentum, but somewhere along the way, that same energy can melt until you find yourself wondering how you even got there in the first place.
Motivation is an essential ingredient to success. That’s why it’s important not to lose sight of what inspires us until such time that we reach our goals. We also have different coping mechanisms and if you find that you are hitting a hard wall at the moment, here are a few things to reflect on to set you back on your path.
Know your purpose
Nobody is perfect, and according to science, only 8% of people actually achieve goals they set for themselves. That’s why whenever you feel like you are losing heart, it’s time to put those goals on the back burner so you can bring your purpose back to the fore. Your goal is your destination while your purpose is why you’re trying to go there.
Purpose is a more powerful motivator to draw on for inspiration in times when you need it. No matter how tough it gets, if you know what it means to you, you will never run out of the drive to get there.
Surround yourself with the right energy
Toxic positivity is real. It’s not enough to align ourselves with people who exude confidence and perfection all the time. This can even lead to setting unrealistic goals for ourselves when we hold other people up as a measure for our own lives. Surround yourself with people who are not afraid to commit mistakes and in fact have made a lot of them so that you can also learn from their experiences. It’s the basic principle of listening to our elders.
We all go on our own personal journeys but as humans, our struggles are not all that different. Do not be afraid to discuss your challenges with friends and ask for their help. You might find that more people can actually relate to you and you can also learn from books written by people who have overcome similar problems.
You are here now
It is easy to lose motivation when we stumble or commit large mistakes, but all of us are young only once in our lives. Remember that you got where you are now despite the many errors you have made in the past. It’s ok to slip up once in a while.
Apollo 11 was not the first flight to attempt to land humans on the moon and it in fact succeeded due to previous errors made because NASA learned from those blunders and they worked hard to improve. You’re not trying to land on the moon, but your journey is just as important. And you will also get there because your mistakes will teach you.
Once you have mastered these core principles, you might be ready to rebuild your momentum. Let us teach you about the Pomodoro Technique and how this timeboxing strategy can help you create consistency while you are on the road to reach your goals.