Tip #9 – Read About People Who Have Had Success

One of the best ways to get motivated is to read about others who have had success in your field. The reason for this is that reading about other people who are successful will make their goals and stories seem more real to you. There’s another good reason to read about other people’s successes. If you’re like most […]
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Tip #8 – Break Big Goals Down into Little Goals

As I’ve mentioned in other tips, it’s important to break your big goals down into little goals. Big goals, by themselves, are not necessarily a bad thing. But if they aren’t approached correctly, they are likely to lead to disappointment and frustration. So, do yourself a favor: break your big goals down into goals that are manageable. If your […]
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Tip #7 – Think Positively

Thinking positively may sound like generic advice that has no value, but in fact, it is a critical component of success in our life, our personal relationships, and our work. Thinking positively shapes how you see the world, how you make decisions, and how you feel about those decisions at the end of the day. So, next time […]
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Tip #6 – Start Small

Whenever you set goals, you should always start small. If you accomplish your small goal too quickly, you can always set another. But if you get stuck on a “big” goal that you can’t accomplish, chances are you will give up—and perhaps without making any progress towards the smaller goals. So start small. If you’re learning to play […]
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Tip #4 – Relish Small Victories

Staying motivated is often harder than getting motivated in the first place. This is why it is important to find daily ways in which you can celebrate your achievements; and use these achievements to gain momentum, so that you can stay motivated in the long run. You can start by defining your goals more clearly. Decide exactly what […]
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Tip #3 – Think in Terms of Benefits

When you think about your goals, try to visualize the benefits that will come from them. Focusing on benefits, rather than abstract goals will help you to understand how accomplishing your goals will palpably improve your life. For instance, when you think about a goal, you might consider: 1. How accomplishing it will make you feel 2. […]
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Tip #2 – Ignore Obstacles

It’s true that the world is filled with many obstacles. And these obstacles often make it hard to accomplish our goals. But what’s also true is that we suffer from cognitive biases that prevent us from taking action simply because obstacles exist. That is—we place an inordinate amount of weight on the significance of obstacles, even if they aren’t […]
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Tip #1 – Set a Goal

When it comes to getting motivated, nothing is more important than setting goals. Setting goals allows you to fix your attention on a single idea—something that you truly want to achieve, but will not achieve in the near future. Above all else, having goals allows you to visualize how your life will be different when you accomplish […]
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