The question of how to stay motivated long-term is one I hear quite often. It is something that is 100% mental and while there are tips that can help you stay motivated, it is entirely up to you and how you execute mentally. I have recorded a video on the topic as well as attached some simple tips below.
- Bite-sized goals are key. We get motivated by achieving goals that are set. Most people forget that small goals are good at first. I personally have set 1 hour goals like “I will drink 2 glasses of water in the next hour” to help with motivation. Try it and when you start stringing together a bunch of accomplished goals, watch your motivation soar.
- Slowly increase goal length. As you accomplish your bite-sized goals, slowly increase goals to be 1 day in length, then 2 days, then a week. You will continue to see your motivation soar as you accomplish these goals.
- Enter a transformation contest. The desire to win will be motivation enough for you. You will stay highly motivated by the prize package that awaits your victory.
- Start an accountability blog. This is a blog where you tell people everything you've done. If you are honest, this is a great way to stay motivated. Who wants to admit that they failed at the plan? You will write about your plan and then keep people updated. They will encourage you and hold you accountable. It is how I got started and it works.
Motivation is something we all deal with, but it is not something that is difficult to beat in the end. Just adjust a few small mental issues and you will be well on your way to success. Please watch the video below and then leave us a comment on how you maintain motivation for the long-term.
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