The art of not just getting motivated, but staying motivated involves goals. These are not your average goals. They are rooted in your higher wants and needs. This post will help you with an easy to follow process on how to discover what your higher wants and needs are. It’s a process that will require some deep evaluating on your part. But once you have gone through it, it can be applied to any aspect of your life.
The first stride to getting motivated is to find out what actually motivates you. Are you tired of always feeling broke? Out of control? Stressed? Figure out what your motivation is and use that as the fuel and focus – the driving force.
Once you have accomplished finding what drives you, it’s time to take it one step further. Figure out what your higher motivator is. This is the key to not only being able to get motivated, but to also stay motivated. For this step you must look inside yourself and attempt to go as deep into the root of your motivations as possible.
This step isn’t as easy as the first. It might be best to think about this when you have no distractions. Sit in a comfortable chair in a quiet room. Possibly meditate. Or even brainstorm it out on a bit of paper.
Here is an example of what the process might be like for you.
Question: Why do I want more money?
Answer: So that I don’t stress about bills.
Question: How will not stressing about bills improve my life?
Answer: If I no longer stress about bills I will not stress my family out about money.
Question: Why do I want this?
Answer: I want this so that my family can be secure and happy.
Now this might be the end result for you and that’s a wonderful motivator, your family’s wellbeing. But there may still be some more digging for some of you, and that’s all right as well. All you have to do is keep asking yourself “why?”
This exact same process can be used when it comes to being more organized. Just make sure that you are searching for your deeper motivator.
For the final step, it’s time to set goals that keep in line with your higher motivators. It’s a sound practice to come back to this process every so often. A good, daily reminder of your goals and motivators may be a vision board. Maybe you like to write, when you start this process just write it down in a journal that you use frequently. Heck, you could even make it the background for your phone.
Now life does change and that’s completely ok. As I mentioned earlier, it’s a good practice to go back and reevaluate your motivators every so often. See if they are still motivating you. If not, that’s fine. It just means it’s time to do the process all over again.
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough” ~ Og Mandino
Have you set any goals lately? What helps you stay motivated? Please share what’s working (or what’s not) in the comments below.