Need for staying Motivated and Enthusiastic
Feeling motivated and enthusiastic is easy when you first set your resolutions, because you’re feeling inspired and excited about the positive changes you’re going to make in your life. Most often, you are optimistic about the ease of achieving your goals because you haven’t had to deal with obstacles, distractions, stress and frustration yet. Once you begin working toward your goals and the going gets tough, your motivation begins to wane.
Maybe you get frustrated because you’re not seeing results right away, or you wonder if you took on too big a goal with all of your other responsibilities. Even worse, you may start doubting your own capabilities. All of these things act like big splashes of water on your inner fire.
Before you know it, you’re running out of steam and don’t know what to do to get moving again.
There are many ways to re-ignite your motivation, but some are more effective than others. Below are some of the best ones that work well in context with the Law of Attraction.
1. Take a break and let go. Believe it or not, stepping back from your goals for a day or two can do wonders for your state of mind. If you notice that you’re feeling irritable and frustrated a lot as you pursue your goals, you may be pushing too hard and burning yourself out. This is especially true when you’re trying to force results to happen. Step back and take some time off to recharge your batteries. Before long you’ll probably be itching to get back to it again.
2. Change your approach. You may be feeling bored or uninspired by the action steps you were once so certain would lead you to your goal – and now you’re wishing you’d never set the goal at all. But remember that you don’t have to stick with your original plan if it’s not working for you. Change it up! Go back over your plans and see if there is a better way to proceed. Engage your creative thinking and see if you can come up with alternate steps that you would enjoy more. The changes themselves don’t matter except for one thing: that they get you fired up and eager to proceed once again.
3. Build yourself up. It’s possible that your enthusiasm is dipping because self-doubts have begun popping up in your mind, even if you’re not consciously aware of them. A good way to move past these limiting thoughts is to stimulate your confidence, inner strength and power. Think about the things you’ve done in the past that you were proud of, and imagine all that you can still accomplish. Imagine feeling satisfied and fulfilled with your life circumstances, being proud of who you are and all you’ve done (and will do yet). Affirm that you are much stronger than you usually think you are, and inspire yourself to push right through these feelings of lethargy and boredom.
4. Rekindle your excitement. When you first set your goals, you were fired up just by the idea of achieving them, and you can easily get that fire back by mentally revisiting what you want to accomplish. If you can’t seem to get a clear mental image of your desired outcome, write it down. Put as much detail as you can into it, and be sure to infuse the description with feelings of excitement and happiness. Even better, write it in present tense – as if you’ve already achieved it! Express your feelings of joy and satisfaction for having this new experience in your life.
With a fitness goal, for example, you could write about how great you feel, how much more energy and focus you have, how your business is booming because you now have more energy and enthusiasm when you work, how you’re buying a brand new wardrobe to celebrate your achievement, and so on.
There are no right or wrong ways to do this exercise; simply write what you want to happen as a result of achieving your goal! Once you’ve got it all written down, be sure to keep it nearby and read it when you need a boost – several times a day, if necessary.
This exercise is powerful because you begin attuning your energetic signal to the outcome you want to achieve, rather than the obstacles that may be holding you back from it. And the more you focus on the thrilling outcome, the more you will be drawing forth the enthusiasm, the means, opportunities and resources to make it happen easily.
5. Taking New Year Resolutions to the Next Level
More than any specific problems you may encounter as you pursue your goals you must understand that success is a simple matter of making conscious decisions that align with your desired outcome.
Anyone can decide to achieve a goal once – it’s your commitment to the ongoing process of growth and self-mastery that will determine your eventual success, or failure. When you think about it that way, goal achievement is really more of a system of gradual shifting from one state to another.
To be successful in your objectives, you need to be willing to see New Year Resolutions as intentions to make the right decisions; decisions that will lead you to where you want to be, wherever you decide that is, now or in the future.
By doing so, you’ll quickly realize that there is no “success or failure.” There are only choices that support your goals or detract from them. This is very good news because it means that it’s never too late to get back on track! Even if you’ve spent years making “bad choices” (those that don’t support your ultimate goals), you can easily begin making “good choices” that DO support your goals – right now!
A big part of this process involves getting your thoughts in alignment with the outcome you desire. But it’s not just about “positive thinking”. Transforming your thoughts from negative to positive is certainly a great start, but it’s not going to be enough to transform your entire life. To do that you need to undergo an inner shift that will alter the whole strategy of your working, the whole life style and that your determination to take action… not merely determination but to act upon how to accomplish your dreams.
Be Happy – Continue to strive hard to Accomplish Your Dreams in the next year 2010.