You find your motivation when you admit to yourself with clarity, what is important to you.
What is important to you?
• Is it your family?
• Is it your work?
• Is it your beliefs?
• Is it your religion?
• Is it a project?
• Is it some travel?
• Is it a relationship?
• Is it sport?
• Is it music?
Find out what’s important to you and then set a goal in that area:
When you set a goal, make sure its:
• Specific – that you be really clear about what it is that you want to achieve. A dream can be vague, but a goal is always specific. The more specific you are, the more likely you will be able to achieve it. When you see a clear and specific goal, your motivation stirs within you.
• Measurable – that you have measurable elements in your goal – if you can measure something, you can manage it and you can achieve it. Measuring your progress feeds your motivation.
• Achievable – if you know something is achievable, that gives you motivation to get started. If you get a wiff that you have a chance of success, that will always motivate you.
• Results based –chunk your goals down into specific result milestones. Like using stepping stones to cross a river, break your goal down into doable milestones.
• Time based. Give your goal a deadline and then assign your milestones deadlines. Lock everything in time. Make it real.
• Inspires you with your goal – make sure you amp up your goal with elements that inspire you.
• Extends yourself – make sure your goals stretch you – extend you beyond your comfort zone.
• Satisfies and fulfills you– get your goals to contribute to things that you hold close to and strongly value.
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