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5 steps to improve your motivation

05 October 2016, 08:05 S Mbinya

Some people get motivation by reading great books; others by listening to cool music; others by chatting with friends; others by taking a nature walk, while others derive motivation from listening to motivational speakers! Different situations and environments require different approaches, but the bottom line is that motivation is an essential element in life. You need to stay motivated in order to be able to face life and deal with its challenges. It keeps you focused on your goals, and helps to realize your purpose in life. It gives you hope to face tomorrow, and a reason to stay alive. The following are the 5 steps for improving your motivation:

Step number 1: Define your goals
You need to have something to keep you moving, and that thing is a goal. Everyone needs to have a goal in life, something to keep them occupied. When you live without goals you will never be motivated to live because you have nothing to look forward to. Goals not only keep you busy, but also give you a reason to move on.

Step number 2: Have a plan
You need to come up with a definite strategy on how you are going to achieve your goals. Goals are the rewards, and strategy is the vehicle to get you there. You cannot follow any route and expect to arrive to your destination. You need a clear path on how you are going to get there, and this is why you need to plan carefully on how to do it.

Step number 3: Get the right mindset
Attitude defines how you implement your strategy. You need to have the right attitude in order to achieve your mission in life. A bad attitude wears you down, and leads you away from your goal. A good attitude fuels your vehicle towards your destination.

Step number 4: Get started
You need to make the first step in order to make it to your destination. Most people lose hope because they never got started. Make the first step and see how far you can walk. Avoid procrastination because it will only waste your time, and distract you from your goal. You just need to start slow, and increase the pace as time goes by. Once you make the first milestone towards achieving your goal, you will realize that you were right to get started. Most people are bored at the beginning of a journey, especially if it is a long one. However, their motivation to complete the journey and reach their destination increases once they approach the end. This concept also applies in real life; you need to get started in order to remain motivated to achieve your goals.

Step number 5: Evaluate your goals
Once in a while, pause and see how far or close you are from your destiny. It gives you motivation to learn that you are moving closer and closer towards realizing your goals. You may not achieve all your goals at once, and sometimes, you will even make mistakes. Some people never get anywhere close to their goals, and so you should be thankful that you got started at all. Even if you do not achieve your goals, be glad that you had a vision. No matter what happens, appreciate the efforts you have made so far and learn from your mistakes. After all, you can always get started once again, and with a new pace too.

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