There are times when we feel unmotivated to move towards our goals and feel like giving up. However, there are other times when we feel so motivated that we believe we can move the majestic Mount Everest. Why is this so? How do we stay motivated all the time to achieve our goals in life?
We lack the motivation to achieve our goals when we lose sight of our goals. For example, your aim might be to have $1,000,000 by a certain age. When you came up with the goal, you had a strong conviction that you could achieve this amount, no matter what. However, as days and weeks went past, you might have begun to feel that it’s alright if you didn’t achieve the $1,000,000 after all. The thinking of “It’s alright if I’m not a millionaire” came about due to a lack of purpose and reason why you wanted to get that $1 million in the first place. The “Why” (Purpose) is more important than the “What”. The “Why” must be strong enough to make you want to achieve the goal. Your “Why” might be to provide the best for your family, not to worry about money anymore, to have the money to travel around the world and invest in properties to make more money, etc. You have to find this “Why” within yourself and it must be strong enough to propel you towards your goal.
After finding your purpose of achieving your goal, imagine and visualise yourself having already achieved the goal. Napolean Hill once said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve”. It’s a dogma I live by everyday and it really works! Imagine your new lifestyle in full colour and splendour after achieving the goal. Imagine that you have already achieved the goal and you are enjoying the fruits of your labour. Imagine the unlimited possibilities in your life now. Do all that with conviction and believe! There should not be a slightest doubt in what you are visualising.
I, too, sometimes fall into the unmotivated camp and can stay there for days. The trick is to catch hold of the negative thoughts and feelings, acknowledge them and gently change them to positive ones. Remember, the mind cannot differentiate between negative and positive thoughts. So, by constantly feeding negative thoughts, guess what? You will materialise negativity. Remember, whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can certainly achieve!