We all have goals that we are trying to work towards achieving whether it be personal, career, or business-wise. However, there are times that it can be tough to constantly stay motivated when working towards achieving your goals especially when it seems like you aren’t seeing any results. If you’re looking for ways to allow yourself to stay motivated, keep reading for my five tips.
Remind yourself of your why
One thing that helps me stay motivated is reminding myself of my why. While there are a lot of things I really enjoy doing, there are a lot of things that I don’t enjoy doing as much and that can sometimes lead to being unmotivated and not wanting to do the work that I need to do. However, I always try to make sure that what I’m working on aligns with the bigger picture and the goals that I have for myself, my brand, and my business. Creating that alignment, allows me to reinforce in my head that I am working towards something that is bigger than this project or task that I am working on right now.
If you’re struggling to really understand your whys for your business, go back and clarify your mission, your purpose, and your values for your brand. When you understand and are anchored into those elements of your brand, you can use that as your guiding compass when times get hard.
Find accountability partners
When it comes to achieving your goals and staying motivated to reach them, you don’t have to do them alone. Entrepreneurship can be a pretty isolating experience and going through the ups and downs can be tough especially when you’re trying to do it alone. For me, I find that relying on my community of friends especially friends who also run a business can be so refreshing, especially going through the ups and downs of running a business. It makes me feel less alone and it’s also a great way to bounce some of your ideas together.
You can find accountability partners through group coaching programs, masterminds, Facebook groups, and social media. When you’re having trouble staying motivated, reach out to your accountability partners to help you stay on the course.
Find ways to create balance
Rest is just as important as the hustle. Often times I find myself looking at my never-ending to-do list. And I always think to myself, “Wow, I am never going to finish this” and so I keep trying to hustle and move quickly. However, lately, I’ve been discovering that I really just need more rest. I really need more time to sit and reflect on what it is that I want to do, make time to clear my head, and just relax. When I create time to relax, I find that I am able to work more efficiently with the specific time that I’ve given as opposed to giving myself ample time and working a lot slower.
I also find that I need to make more time for my friends and family. My friends and family are some of the most important people to me and I never want to make them feel that they are not a priority. When I take the time away to spend with my family and friends, I come back feeling refreshed which helps me stay motivated.
Keep track of your progress
It can be challenging for me to realize on a daily basis that the effort I put into my business is actually having an impact. I haven’t gone viral yet, not every post generates a lead right away, and my services aren’t fully booked. Having said that, I am consistently bringing in revenue for my business, I work with clients whom I genuinely enjoy, and I am developing as an entrepreneur daily. Every journey must begin somewhere, and having the archives to show where you began will make your journey much more significant to you and your advancement.
My favorite ways to keep track of my progress within my business are to keep up with my monthly KPIs and to always keep a journal. It used to worry me to see the numbers, but now I find it inspiring because it helps me to realize how far I’ve gone in my career and make better decisions. Don’t be afraid to document your journey you never know how that story can leave an impact on someone else.
Make sure you celebrate yourself
I will be the first one to admit that I am really bad at celebrating myself. However, now I’m realizing how important it is to set celebratory milestones for yourself as you work towards accomplishing your goals to stay motivated. Lately, I feel like I always find ways to avoid doing what needs to be done in order to do less and then feel indifferent when things don’t turn out the way that I intended them to. But I know that I’m capable of doing more and I know that I want to do more and I need more motivation in order to get towards that goal.
Finding ways to treat myself is a way to nurture and demonstrate that, in addition to being able to work hard and handle the tasks at hand, I am also capable of looking after my needs and taking care of myself.
One thing that you can try and do is plan for yourself a big reward and create different milestones that will help you reach that goal. For example, maybe your big reward for yourself is planning a trip after you complete each little milestone towards your bigger milestone finalize one aspect of the trip like your location, accommodations, flights, etc. As you find little ways to get yourself more and more excited for this trip, this will help you stay more and more motivated as you work towards completing your goals.
I hope that as you work towards completing your goals you are able to stay motivated using my tips! If you need some help figuring out how your content can help you achieve your goals, book a consult call, and let’s chat.