5 Ways to Stay Motivated

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motivation everton-vila-140207.jpgWhether you are working on a long-term project or you are trying to get ahead in your career, there may be days when you feel like giving up. When nothing changes day after day, how do you find the motivation to achieve your goals?

Check out these 5 Tips to Stay Motivated!

1. Find the Motivation Your Soul Needs

There are many ways you can feed your soul. On a professional level, you might find it beneficial to surround yourself with positive, hard-working people who have the same interests as you. They can lift you up when you need a bit of support, and they will be perfect for sharing ideas, challenges, problems, and solutions with. Personally, stick with people who “get” you and your dreams.  Confide in them when you’re feeling discouraged and let them inspire you.  If there isn’t a person in your life who fits that bill, then find an author or speaker who does and devour their reading material.Franchising: A Path to Your Future

2. Focus on the Future

When you are involved in a mundane day-to-day routine, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. However, it’s important not to lose sight of your long-term goals.

Write your ambitions down and place them around your desk, or hang up a picture that encapsulates your ultimate goal. That way, you will always be reminded of the reasons why you are working so hard.

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Is something not working for you? Not sure how to overcome a particular stumbling block? Then ask for help!

Rather than dwelling on a problem, ask someone for their advice sooner rather than later. Someone who’s got more experience in a particular area or who isn’t involved in your current project may be able to provide you with the insight you need.

4. Get Inspired

Seek out those who have already achieved what it is you are after. Use these people as your daily inspiration.

New Call-to-action5. Stay Active and Don’t Forget to Relax, too

It’s important to give yourself some “you” time, where you can switch off from all the stresses of your day. Physical activity is as important to your mind and spirit as it is to your body (as approved by your doctor, of course). So, whether you like to run, walk, garden, play tennis, or anything else that gets your blood pumping, be sure to make time in your day to do this.

Doing something you find relaxing will allow you to return to tasks at hand with renewed energy.

How do you fill yourself with the motivation you need for your work or life goals? Share your advice in our comments box below!