3 Steps to Staying Motivated


By: Jason Gracia

1. KEEP THE END IN MIND

When you have started a project, remind yourself what you're working towards. If you are researching a new job, picture working at that new job, and how happy it is going to make you.

If you are working on your relationship with your family, keep a picture of where you'll be in your mind. See the family gatherings and happy holidays you'll share with one another.

2. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM

Tell a close friend about a goal you have, or a task you are trying to complete. Let him know that he is your motivation buddy, whose job it is to check up on you and your progress.

At times a friend is just what we need to stay motivated. You will be getting constant encouragement and help. This will keep you focused and enthusiastic, making your goals easier to achieve.

3. REWARD YOURSELF

You are working hard, and you need to be rewarded. When you reach certain levels of your goals or tasks, reward yourself.

Maybe you finished the first chapter of the book you're writing, take your family out to dinner to celebrate. This will keep you motivated to stick with your goal, as well as give you reinforcement and a small, but important, reward for your hard work.

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