zondag 22 mei 2011

This one is for the ladies (and some men)

9 Hidden Reasons to Stay Motivated

Ways to Rediscover Your Drive

Everyone tells us to stay motivated. Our friends, our co-workers, our relatives say to keep going, don’t quit. Sometimes, though, you ask, "Why? Why try my hardest when it ends in disappointment? Why go through something when it’s going to hurt? Why?"

Because it’s going to be different this time! Because you can’t accomplish anything that you give up on. Disappointments and failures happen to everyone. The difference between those who reach their goals and those who don’t is staying motivated. If you’re motivated, you’ll keep going. If you keep going, eventually you’ll reach your goal.

Need more reasons? Here are 10 of our ‘hidden’ reasons to stay motivated. Use one or all of them to keep the fire burning inside you.

1. Confidence

How did it feel after that first jog around the block? Or when you finally walked the stairs at work without losing your breath? The more you accomplish, the more you’ll believe in yourself.

2. Fit into that dress

It’s been hanging up in your closet for two years now, just waiting to be thrown on for a night on the town. All it takes is for you to go that extra mile and stay on track. Before you know it, those two years will be ancient history.

3. Make the week easier

Ever felt like a week was taking forever? It feels like Friday, but it’s only Tuesday? This happens when you’re not working towards anything. When you have a goal in mind, you’ll want to cook that healthy dinner or go to the gym. The week will not only go faster, but be more enjoyable.

4. Gives you purpose

Every once in a while, we need a good reason to get out of bed. Here it is, right in front of you. Eat the healthy breakfast that’s going to jump start your day, go for your morning jog, or walk to the driveway and grab the newspaper. When you’re motivated, you have a reason to do what you do.

5. For your kids

And your grandkids. And their kids, too. The healthier you are, the longer you’ll be around to watch your kids grow and to spoil your grandchildren. They’ll want you to be around as long as possible; consider this just another present.

6. Power of momentum

It’s a scientific fact – something in motion tends to stay in motion. Momentum builds quickly and can lead to great results. Suddenly, you’re not only working for the goal, but also to keep your streak alive. Even more reason to reach your goals.

7. The ‘wow’ effect

Picture this: Walking into a restaurant, you run into someone from high school, and their eyes light up. They gasp, "Wow, you look great!" By sticking with your goals, this can happen. Watch the "wows" add up.

8. Spread the spark

When friends and family see how hard you’re working, they’ll wonder how they can reach their own goals. Guess who they’re going to look to for help? By staying motivated, you’ll not only help yourself, but others too.

9. Keep gaining experience

The more you do, the more you will learn and understand. You’ll discover which tactics work best for you and which ones don’t. It’s like weeding out the garden - not the most enjoyable job in the world, but when you’re done, all that’s left are beautiful flowers. Keeping sticking with it and soon it will be all flowers for you.

36 opmerkingen:

  1. That's exactly what I needed. I hope you update it later so I can read the rest. :)

  2. No need to lose weight. 115lbs 5'10" here

    maybe I should gain a little?

  3. Good point of view, i am waiting for more motivation post.

  4. Thanks for the encouragement! Looking forward to future posts.

  5. Nice post I could see those being helpful.

  6. Just have to watch out for burnout, motivations arch rival!

  7. Nice tips, liked the numer 7.

  8. I'd get motivated but I can't be bothered.

  9. my friend had read this earlier and linked me to it, now that i read it i see exactly what he was talking about. However i was confused by the other language menu...

  10. the wow effect, easily the best one out of the nine.

  11. it is very hard to stay motivated...it is the same for everything you do in life...thanks for these tips!

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  12. Staying motivated is extremely hard in these times.... but... some of these concepts are solidified for myself and my goals.

    Effort breeds success.

  13. I'll be sure to fwd this to my imaginary gf

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  15. This is pretty thoughtful :) Thanks

  16. Thanks for all 9 motivation advices!!! it is great, thanks.

  17. I have so much work to do that I don't have the choice.

  18. Inertia is not momentum. Power and momentum are two completely different concepts. Why must I always be thinking about physics? Why??!

  19. You should make a post about staying motivated when you're trying to gain. Though I don't need it because I'm always motivated others might.

    5'11" and only 115# >.> My weights include large rocks and logs. Damn gyms cost too much.

  20. I fail at 4, no real purpose to get up sometimes lately :(

  21. number 5 is definately what drives me.

  22. some more tips would be great like how to sleep properly.

  23. I m a fan of nr 6 and 8. good reasons :)