We’re officially a week into 2020! Most people are now back at work and ready to get stuck into the year ahead. But are you truly committed to making this year your best and most successful year yet? In my last article on goal setting for 2020 (read it here) I broke down all the steps that you’ll have to follow in order for you to hit all your targets. And today, I’ll be sharing all my top tips on how to stay motivated so that you never lose focus.
APPROACH SUCCESS AS YOUR DUTY:
The only way to stay motivated in achieving all of your goals this year is to approach success as your duty. It’s not an obligation- it’s a duty. See it as a responsibility that you have to do. There are so many people out there that wish for success, but hoping for success is not going to get you anywhere.
Say things like “It’s my duty to be successful for my family”. By making it your duty or responsibility, you’ll take it more seriously. No ‘ifs’, no ‘buts’, and no ‘maybes’…
DO SOME EXERCISE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING:
People always ask me where my excessive energy comes from. Want to know the answer? I exercise every single day! I’ve made it my routine to work out first thing in the morning, and it starts my day on a high.
Exercise at least a little bit every single day. I’m not necessarily talking about going to the gym every day, but try and do something every day.
The hardest part is always getting started. Finding the motivation to get started might be tough at first but start small. Start by putting your trainers on in the morning and go for a short walk around the block. Start by doing fifteen minutes and then gradually build up. This will help you stay motivated. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good, and when you feel good, you’re motivated.
KEEP YOUR DIARY FULL:
A full calendar is a great way to stay motivated. Having downtime is what demotivates you. If you’ve got too much free time, you’ll probably end up filling your day or evening watching television, or endlessly scrolling through social media. The less you do, the less energy you’ll have.
If however, you’re engaging with people and opportunities all the time and taking advantage of different situations, you’ll be incredibly motivated. Fill your diary, and you’ll find that you are far more productive and far more motivated. I can guarantee you that this works.
SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY:
I hear a lot of people say that they need to get their work-life balance sorted out. These people claim that they don’t have enough time with their kids because they’re too busy at work, but more often than not these are the people who don’t know how to manage their time correctly.
Spending time with people that you care about is an essential component in staying motivated. And If you control your time carefully and stay 100% focused while at the office, you’ll have some time to do that.
TRY NEW THINGS:
Stepping outside of your comfort zone from time to time is a fantastic way to stay energised and buzzed. Get out of the house and try new things. Try and engage with new hobbies and try and do things that you haven’t done before.
Whether you decide to try bungee jumping, water skiing, or a cooking class, it’s important to do new things.
It’s imperative to celebrate success. Smashing through your target and going above and beyond anything you’ve ever done before deserves a reward. This might be a watch, a suit, an afternoon out or a fancy dinner.
Give yourself a reward when you’ve put in a lot of hard work. Don’t confuse this with doing what you’re expected to do. The reward should come as a result of achieving something big. Set yourself a target and when you go beyond this target, reward yourself. Give yourself a prize worth having, and once you smash through challenging goals, it’ll give you an incentive to keep going and will keep you super motivated as well.