One of the most common reasons people don't achieve their goals is a lack of motivation. It's usually easy to start out on a new and exciting endeavour, but when the going gets tough and the initial novelty wears off, it can be hard to keep going.
Finding motivation isn't easy, but it can get easier. Like most things, it's a habit, and one you can actually learn to be good at.
The first few weeks of getting into a new diet or exercise regime can be uncomfortable and challenging.. even scary.. but over time it becomes easier, then a habit, and eventually something that you miss if you don't do it...
There are a few things to remember if maintaining motivation is sometimes hard for you. Firstly it's really important to have a goal that inspires you - one that gets you fired up and that actually matters to you that you succeed.
Excitement, visualising yourself being a success and talking about your goal will all help to keep you focused and on track.
Then it's important to get some social support. You can go it alone, but your success rate will be much higher if you've got people around you who will encourage you to keep going when you're running out of puff.
Remember that you don't have to be perfect. Nor do you have to be 'as good' as anyone else. This is your journey, your happiness, and the way you go about things will be different to anyone else, so don't compare. Do however find inspiration. People, quotes, pictures.. whatever it takes to keep you moving forward. A vision board can be useful here.. it's a visual representation of your goals and what they will mean to you when you achieve them.
Remember that motivation will ebb and flow. It doesn't remain consistent for anyone, so if you feel yourself dwindling a little, hang on in there.. seek help... just don't quit.. your motivation will return again, and this is where it's important to have a support network to help and support you.
Finally, think positively and surround yourself with positive people. You WILL get there!
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