Have You Ever Thought About What Keeps Successful People Going & You Wished You’re In Their Shoes?
Facts remain that if you’re not personally motivated, excited and enthusiastic there’s just nothing you can achieve?
We all go through situations sometimes in our lives that tend to drag us backwards but these are certainties of life and only those who know the secrets tend to overcome these challenges.
Personally, I have learned from my mentors that the best way to get things done is by first ensuring that one stays excited about anything he or she is doing.
In fact, it is a skill and should be something you must learn to focus on achieving every day of your life.
As a young entrepreneur, I have had situations where I wake up sometimes with this pressure realizing I have tonnes of To-Do List unexecuted and it beats me really hard. It’s even worse when you’re trying to stay through the night just to make sure you finish up and yet the lists keep piling.
Yeah! I say this because I feel the same way too a lot of times.
Well, if you’d ask me, I’d simply say it’s natural to feel that way especially because of your dreams and how important it is to achieve them within certain times of your life.
There are also situations where you’ve even done 100% of what needs to be done to achieve set goals yet the results are far from what it should be.
This is actually one of the most demanding challenges known to mankind.
Your ability to stay excited and motivated when things are tough when obstacles seem insurmountable and when the solution seems to escape you is critical to your ability to feel good about yourself, stay in the game and create the future you want.
In search of what to do, when I started out in business shortly after my banking days, I stumbled on this content I would like to share with you today.
There are 6 Tips for you to stay Motivated always in spite of life’s challenges.
It’s obvious as a business owner or even a salesman or woman, you’re trying everything possible to end the year in a big way but that kind of sales is not just coming in for you.
I can bet your mind is travelling far and wide on what possible steps you need to take now.
That’s definitely eating you up already and you are beginning to feel the whole world has closed down on you.
Now is clearly not the time to let your energy level slip. Even if your passion for work is no longer enough to drive you, you can’t afford to disengage even for a second. Sustained energy and razor-sharp focus come from within, not from a caffeinated beverage or other external stimulants.
I want you to listen to these six tips that will help you stay motivated so you can have all the strength to end the year really well.
Write Down Your Goals Thrice A Day
Make a list of your goals when you wake up in the morning and again before you go to bed at night. The third one should be written as you settle down to start any task for the day.
This will help you stay focused on what you want and why you want it. I’m not talking about your to-do list…
I mean your dreams…. Remember, we’ve always been told to dream big right. That’s the goal I am talking about here.
You should also be able to state why you want to accomplish those goals; Why you have to work and what are the things you must do to achieve those goals.
If you can concentrate on these major goals, then be certain your energy level and excitement will rise above the challenges before you.
You Need To Get Enough Sleep Especially At Night
I am used to staying up at night….. This I have been doing since my youthful days. And even up till this moment. I have also noticed how negative the impact is on me.
You will be disorganized during the day if you don’t compensate with at least a 6 or 7 hours sleep.
Well, taking stimulants might go a long way to get you active during the day, but the long term effect isn’t good at all.
I don’t recommend you stay awake all night.
If you lose sleeps, you won’t be productive and creative enough. And resilience will elude you.
The body and mind need rest to recharge. So ensure to give your body that amount of sleep that it requires to function at its peak during the day.
If you lose sleeps for the nights, take some hours during the day to take care of what you’ve missed at night.
A regular physical workout will energize you and give you a sense of direction, control and power. A good cardio or strength workout in the morning can increase your belief in yourself, get the adrenaline flowing and increase your stamina for the rest of the day. During my workouts, I try to include some inspirational or learning time so I am working my mind while working my body.
A Good earpiece with a phone or an iPod can do a whole lot of magic here.
Learn To Create An Atmosphere of Positivity Around You At Home and At Work.
I will drop the line on you or ask you to leave my office when you try that shit…. Most people just complain about why things can’t get done.
If the people that work around you know you will frown at their negativities, they will change by force or leave where you are.
That doesn’t mean I don’t want information that may be apprehensive.
But dwelling on the issues rather than the solutions is what I hate.
You hear people say things like “Oh, it’s not possible” or “We can’t do that” “It won’t work” blablabla…..
Nope! Don’t give me that.
I heard that many times even from the closest person before I went ahead to start my business without money after reading a book.
So, ensure to always build positivity around you.
Listen to some great songs.
Well, I love Country music, or some English or native Gospel songs.
You could try some out too. Even, while in the toilet or taking your bath, try to create that experience and you will love every bit of the moment.
Engage With People That Are Supportive
I know this may be difficult around, but you can find groups online that have some great and experienced personalities that are gurus in your fields and can provide some sort of support to you and your business. You should join those forums. Also, try to get your family on the same page with you. If your spouse, children, parents and siblings celebrate your wins with you, it will go a long way toward keeping you motivated and energetic.
Anytime I get a win, I send a text to my wife straight. And she calls back with either a song or prayers for me.
Once in a while we pop the wine too or do some awesome Shawarma moves and my kids’ favourites as well. .
That way, she puts me on my toes to always stay up and running…. Because I want her to be happy and of course our kids too.
You need those supports to stay motivated.
Always Look Good
One of those days that I got a message that a guy who was owing me had passed on…. I couldn’t sleep. I was actually driving with my wife and kids when I got the call. From that moment I knew it was going to be a tough one for me to close the gap.
It took a torn on me as I just couldn’t imagine how fast I could make up for the loss.
Weeks later, I realized I had lost my sense of dressing, and everything was just going off track.
It got to a point my wife would have to cease some of the cloths being repeated from me. My hair became bushy and I could see bumps emerging really fast on my face.
Then my size began to deflate.
One of those nights, my beautiful wife, sent me a long list of article about being productive… And I saw this aspect of dress to kill, and looking good.
Oh! Oh!! Oh!!!
Did she just send this to me?
Indeed, I took a close look at myself and realized, I was off totally. And because of that, I lost confidence and my work ethics slumped.
You probably may have noticed it too, because I stopped a whole lot of things I was doing.
With that single message reminder, I got back on my toes again, and since then I have been more than confident and very productive.
Dressing sharp will change the way you view yourself and the way others view you.
Dress in a manner that suggests that you are proud, prepared and confident of success.
People appreciate it when you make the effort to look professional.
Their admiration can provide the kind of positive energy needed to sustain you through a challenging day.
Remember, you will always face obstacles and challenges, but maintaining a high energy level will enable you to power through the rough patches that forge the greatest entrepreneurs.
Hoping to see your greater energies buzzing everywhere around you.