Motivation is so hard to keep, isn’t it? The workouts that you can’t start, the paper you don’t feel like starting, the healthier lifestyle you want to get on top of but cant, the responsibilities and to do list that we cannot get started at all….Why are we so good at thinking of what to do but so terrible at actually doing those things? Lack of motivation gets best of us. We all have our off days when our energy and emotions are on level ZERO. Life is a roller coaster and we need to take as much control of it as possible. It’s all about creating a system and finding out how it helps you perform well even when you’re not feeling motivated.
The most important part is starting.
Easier said then done.
That’s why before you start, you need to create a little snapshot of your week.
Write down what you expect to get done but be realistic.
Map out your own week. Once you see the week laid out, it won’t be overwhelming.
You’ll probably feel more motivated to get things done seeing it on paper under each day.
When setting goals, make sure they are measurable and and have an endpoint. It’ll help you stick with it! Create goals that are interesting enough to do and want to achieve.
Choose goals that YOU want to do not what other people want or expect of you.
However, with the goals that don’t interest you, try to find the silver lining.
For example, “I HATE doing time-billing, but it’s going to help my business grow and will help me not fall behind.”
Make your goal known! Tell someone or write it down, put it on the fridge!
This is a great acronym to keep in mind when setting goals!
From business expert and founder of Small Business, Alyssa Gregory, provides throughout examples of how to grow a broad goal into S.M.A.R.T goal:
- S – SPECIFIC
- M – MEASURABLE
- A – ACHIEVABLE
- R – RELEVANT
- T – TIMELY
An example of a broad goal: I want to start my own business.
Be specific: I will start interior design consulting.
Be measurable: I will get my website started and portfolio ready in a month.
Be attainable: I will promote my business and build customer relationships through word of mouth, referrals, and local networking events in my community.
Be relevant: Starting my website and portfolio will allow me to gain credibility, create clientele, and be known.
Be timely: My interior design consultancy will be up and running withing 5 weeks and I will have a marketing strategy down withing six weeks.