We all have big dreams, well thought out plans, and hopes for the future. Sometimes they have to do with our personal lives and other times they relate to our careers. Whatever those big dreams may be – it is important to stay motivated. Honestly? That can be tough sometimes. There are so many people chasing their own dreams, it all starts to feel impossible. It's not! Keep your head held high and push through. It is the best possible way to achieve success. Still not feeling cool, calm, and confident? Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated….
Focus On The Positive Things You Are Doing. Losing steam? Feel like giving up? Now is the time to re-focus your mind. Rather than think about how far away your goals are or wondering if they will ever come into fruition, list the good things. Write out a list of all the positive things you are doing in your life right now. Jot down all of the things that are helping you get closer to your goals. It could be something like applying for jobs consistently, improving your skills, networking, or even taking better care of yourself.
Have Someone You Can Rely On. It’s amazing what a little support can do. Talking out your fears and frustrations can make a world of difference when your motivation starts to slip. It could be a friend, family member, mentor, or even a life coach. The key is to have someone you trust to hear you out, guide you, and help you stay on the right path. Take the weight off of your shoulders. Get the support and encouragement you need! There is no shame in asking for help and relying on others. In fact, that only makes you stronger.
Still stuck? Not to worry....here are a few more suggestions:
- Step away from it for a day or two. This will allow you to re-assess your progress and fully commit yourself to chasing your dreams.
- Think about where your dream came from. Have you always wanted to help others? Be in the spotlight? Build a successful career? Think about the reasons you started this journey – and where that initial motivation came from.
- Read inspirational quotes. You’d be amazed at the power of a good quote! A few lines can inspire you to keep going. A personal favourite is, “If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” (Isabel Lopez)
Feeling inspired? Motivated? Ready to take on the world? Good! That is exactly how you should be feeling right now. Chasing your dreams is not always the easiest path…. but often it is the most rewarding. Don’t give up. You can achieve anything with persistence and the right attitude.