Stay Motivated, Surround Yourself with Success

You’ve set your goals, developed a plan and are doing your very best to execute that plan. We all set our goals with the best of intentions, but it’s easy to quickly fall off the wagon. Life gets in the way or we lose that early rush of motivation, and slowly but surely we land back at square one. There are so many excuses as to why our plan failed us, so how can you stay motivated?

1.Put your goals in front of you!

Write your goals down and post each of them to prominent places you see daily such as your bathroom mirror, inside the front door of your home, arounf your computer monitor at home and work, etc.

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”- Mark Victor Hansen

2.Create accountability.

Talk to friends or family about what you need to do to accomplish your goals, then set a deadline and report back on your progress. For many people, it’s important to feel accountable to someone other than yourself — and you can create the same motivation through groups. Want to eat healthier? Create a healthy eating challenge with colleagues at work. Want to read more? Join a book club.

3.Surround yourself with success.

The company we keep can have a huge impact on how we feel and how we spend our time. When trying to accomplish your goals, surround yourself with people who are working toward (or have accomplished) that same goal. Use their achievements as your motivation, and let the positive vibes sink in.

4. Look back.

It’s easy to get lost in the grind of a major project. Take some time whenever you’re feeling down to look back at how far you’ve come. Try writing in a journal or snapping pics to document your successes. You’ll be grateful when you can look back and recall exactly how you looked or felt then versus now. Looking back at how far you’ve come and not how far you have to go can make or break your goal success!

5.Reward yourself.

As you begin to complete small steps towards your goal be sure to take the time to reward yourself along the way. Celebrate your progress by treating yourself with something that makes you happy and will keep you motivated along the way!