10 Ways To Wake Up With Motivation
1. Have your biggest dreams displayed where you can see them
Your dreams and goals should be written where you can consistently see them. I write on my mirror with white board markers so that as I get ready in the morning I keep my eye on the prize and maintain focus.
2. Focus only on TODAY
We can get lost in thinking about the future or regretting the past.. If you truly want to succeed you need to learn how to focus your mind only on the present.
3. Have only 3 things on your to do list that MUST BE accomplished
One of the biggest mistakes we make as goal driven women is trying to do EVERYTHING at once. We bite off more than we can chew and wonder why we don’t see progress. There should be 3 (only 3) important tasks that NEED to be accomplished. Focus on these first. When they’re completed give yourself a break. YES, a break. That way you avoid burn-out and can crush it again tomorrow.
4. Practice gratitude
Being grateful isn’t sexy, but it’s necessary. It’s in gratitude that we gain freedom. We gain the understanding of how the tools to succeed are right in front of us.
I believe grateful will succeed against all odds because they are able to see the silver lining even when they fail.
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5. Create an inspiring environment
Your environment HAS TO inspire you. Surround yourself with images that motivate you and a clear space. Clutter truly clouds your mind and distracts you from your goals & dreams.
Pattern your work environment as you’d love it to be. Spend a little money on some decoration, wall art, etc. Whatever you need to ensure that your work space motivates you. After all this is where you should be spending most of your time.
6. Have a quotes list near your desk, and your bed
It’s not the critic who counts… The famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt is always close. Be it in my notebook (one of the two), or handing from my bathroom mirror, or next to my bed, I always have inspirational quotes that keep me focused, upbeat, and aware that success isn’t immediate. That success takes hard work, dedication and much sacrifice.
If “making it” was easy, everyone would have made it. That’s why I respect all entrepreneurs, it takes guts to be in the arena.
7. Workout everyday
Part of staying motivated is warding off depressive thoughts. Being physically fit helps with that not only from an image and an energy aspect, but physically as well.
8. Take mini-vacations monthly
While the hustle and grind of creating something – i.e. the life of an entrepreneur – can be arduous and necessary, it needs “mini jolts”. Nature, for myself, is the best way to give me the jolts I need to stay focused, hustle daily, and accomplish big things.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money, but you should unplug once a month. Go local, the goal here is to get out of your routine. You’ll not only be re-energized, but you’ll find that nature can enhance your creativity.
Bring a notebook and a book to accompany you on your adventure.
9. Read voraciously
In all of my study of great people, be they politicians, entrepreneurs, or conquerors, knowledge was something they all craved. If you want greatness in your future, read in your present.
10. Journal daily
Spend one week making notes about when your energy levels – and motivation levels – are at their highest. There should be patterns. Use these patterns to your advantage.
Put your most important tasks in the times when your energy levels are at their height (I do all my blogging and scheduling early in the morning.)
A journal will also help with clarity. It’s far easier to be motivated when your mind is clear, and the road to your goal is as well.
Here are some of my favorite quotes that keep me motivated