"Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can’t get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, your not setting big enough goals." Bob Proctor
These Top 10 ways to stay motivated are a must, but can you stick to them?
1) Plan ahead It stands to reason that you are much more likely to reach your goals if you plan properly. Preparation is a key to success, so clear your cupboard of tempting treats, re-writing your shopping list, or memorise your activity schedule. Once you have an agenda, you are much more likely to stick to it.
"Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone around you, and it won’t matter whether you have a tough boss or an easy one. It won’t matter whether the competition is pushing you hard, because you’ll be competing with yourself." Rick Pitino Basketball Coach, Author and Speaker
Track your progress Keep an eye on how well you are doing. If you have completed a week of abstinence, for example, your pride in that accomplishment can help keep you going for another week. everything from checking money saved.by not buying “goodies” or a regular weigh-in if you are trying to lose weight can give you the motivation to continue.
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable." Wendy Wasserstein
Find Inspiration The internet is full of inspiring articles written by people either on the same journey as you are, or who have achieved a similar goal, you just need to find them. seek out online groups that share your goals and keep reading success stories, as they will keep you on track, if they can do it; You Can!
"People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile… Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project… Always have something ahead of you to ‘look forward to’ – work for and hope for." Maxwell Maltz 1899-1975, Physician and Writer
4)Reward Yourself If you are trying to stop smoking, save the money you would have spent on cigarettes and buy yourself a treat at the end of the month. you will find the money soon adds up. If you are dieting allow yourself a cheat meal, that way you can give yourself something to look forward to every week and stop yourself feeling deprived. If you are taking up a new activity or exercise, get the proper kit, if you look the part you will feel the part.
“Rewards are what you deserve for all the things you have done, will do and are grateful for, no matter what, the same can be said for the more you do for others is an even greater reward.” Gray Lawrence
"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein
Your Vision of the future, lies from within