How do you get motivated to finally be successful when success is fleeting and so much easier to lose?
It may feel like there’s a secret formula that is needed for some. Perhaps the ingredients are time, consistency, and the willingness to put in the work to be successful.
Below are 4 steps that you can take to motivate yourself and become successful.
Tip #1 Find a substitute to motivate you
Replace unhealthy routines that you have lived by – toxic talk with healthy talk.
Affirmations can be powerful and very motivating.
They can be short positive statements that you can say to yourself in the present tense and create the state of mind you want to be in. For example, positive affirmation may look like this:
I am ready and willing to take advantage of all opportunities that present themselves to me and will be successful in this endeavor.
Or, if you want motivation – an affirmation may look like this:
I visualize myself as successful and am watching this as it manifests into reality.
Optimism is not wandering around the world with a goofy grin on your face and refusing to acknowledge that life can be a struggle.
Optimism is looking for opportunities found in the struggles. It knows that great things are coming, and this hump is just temporary.
Successful people have role models that they look up to and inspire them.
Instead of sitting on the couch and wishing to become something, use that energy to do something about it. Find a role model, someone who inspires you and reminds you that they could do and become what you want to become. Then, whether it is fitness, writing, acting, owning your own business, focusing your energy on what you want, and creating your success.
Tip #2 Other people’s opinions do not motivate you.
And are none of your business. I know that this may come as a shocker, but it’s true. Their opinion of you is none of your business.
Do they pay your bills? Are they standing next to you, fighting just as hard for your dreams? Are they motivating you to be successful, or are they trying to hold you back?
Recognize and know what it is that is holding you back.
Do you believe that an audience is standing there watching and waiting for you to fail? Are you letting the nay-sayers live your life for you? Letting their doubt and their own fear of failure ruin your life? Are you letting the critics in your life telling you that you are dreaming too big? That what you want is too far out of reach? If this is your support system, you may want to consider surrounding yourself with other folks.
Did you know that Pinterest has groups? Just type “fitness group,” or “writing group,” or anything that you are looking for with the word “group.” This may help you find the support system you need to help you create the motivation or success you are striving for.
Tip # 3 If you lived for 127 years
Do you want to look back on your life and, with a huge smile, say, “yeah, I did that.”
It’s your life. Are you living it how you want to live it? And if not, what do you need to be doing differently? Are you living it how others think that you should be living it? Have you listened to these others, and your motivation and drive to be successful have been squashed because you’re playing it safe? Are you finding yourself hanging out on the sidelines and watching others you admire live their life daringly?
Perhaps wishing that you could do it too?
Will the people whose opinions mean so much right now be there to hold you and console you in 5, 10, 15, 20, or 50 years from now when you realize how much time has gone by and how much you have not done with it?
I am going to go out on a limb here and say, probably not.
Tip # 4 The world is full of cynics, critics and assholes
And guess what they are doing with their life?
They’re destroying other people’s dreams to do more and be more, perhaps because they let someone else destroy theirs. Don’t let someone else destroy your motivation through their bitterness and limit your success. If you are going to become anything in this world, become your dream.