Today you said to yourself, “I’m going to be the best runner in town,” or decided to finally master snowboarding. Maybe you’ve taken on the project of the year or want to save up money for a small private jet. Regardless of the class or project you set your mind to, it can be hard to start, continue and (sometimes even harder) finish. But becoming a great triumphant is doable! The key is to motivate yourself correctly. How? Pretty simple!
Do not set the task to move mountains if you have not happened to train on separate stones before. So you’ll lose your mindset before you even get close to your goal. As a result, the disappointment will lead to self-doubt or will make you give up the venture altogether. So take your time and properly assess your strength. If we talk about the same run, it is not necessary to run a marathon right away. It is better to soberly assess the training, experience and physical data and prepare to run five or ten kilometers. It will be easier to do, and the achieved result will inspire and encourage – first to repeat, and then to take new heights.
If the mountains need to be moved all at once, set intermediate goals and gradually achieve your global goals. Make a clear action plan and outline what must be done to achieve each item. Thus, you will have sub-items, the implementation of which will move you forward. You’ll get something like this: “I’m going to run to that tree over there. That’s it! Now I’m going to get to that bridge. And then I have to get to the other side of the river. Let’s go!” Then every significant advance will be inspiring: “I’m unreal cool! I’ve already done so much, and I definitely can do so much more.”
KNUT AND GINGERBREAD.
Come up with different “plushies” that you will receive, having achieved certain results. For example, buy something useful (or useless), give yourself a lazy day for complete relaxation, switch to something interesting, in the end – go to bed on time. But do not overdo it and do not indulge in “carrots” that interfere with achieving the goal.
If encouragement is not enough and you need a “magic knob”, you can do the opposite. So, working on a project, set aside, say, 1000 rubles with a condition: if you meet the deadline, take the money back, and no – give to charity.
TUNE IN TO A POSITIVE, BUT REMEMBER THE DISCIPLINE
Learn to enjoy the process of achieving the goal, think about the pleasant things that will be available after the task is done. Imagine where you’ll go on vacation when you’ve finished all the urgent matters; think about what you’ll buy with the remitted fee for the work. Chase away thoughts of what will happen if you don’t make it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. Think about the result: “If I run 10 kilometers today, I will become more enduring,” “If I do pull-ups every day, in a month I will be able to do 10 pull-ups in a row,” etc.
Getting the right attitude is already part of success, but don’t get too excited too soon. Better yet, make a plan for conquering your goal that will keep you on track. Don’t do “lefty” things while working, don’t stop to chat on the phone while jogging, don’t buy a new computer if you’re saving up for a car.
FIND LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE
Surround yourself with people who have the same or similar goals. First, you’ll have an example of people who are doing what you are doing and succeeding. Second, the support of peers is often more effective than any demands. Thirdly, the victories of “colleagues in the goal” cause a desire to emulate them or even overtake them. Add the element of competition: argue about who will do something earlier or better. Even if the award is a trifle, the desire to be first will spur you on as well as the cash prize.
And lastly, in the pursuit of success do not forget to distract and relax. If you work or create, periodically take a walk for 10-15 minutes. Get out of the office, the workshop, the apartment to “disperse the fog in your head. And before making an important decision, take a half-hour walk in the fresh air. Get enough sleep, because a good night’s sleep gives you strength, energy, and peace of mind. Accustom yourself to go to bed before midnight – then you will have an easy rise even at six in the morning.
Walk more, play sports and intellectual games on weekends – then even the boring work will be less stressful and will not occupy all your thoughts. And, perhaps, the need for motivation will gradually become less acute.