Staying Motivated

Staying motivated is as individual a task as you are a person. Once you go through the question exercise in the post Why Stay Motivated? (Do that now if you haven’t yet.), and you can apply that to anything you want, you realize that the key to staying motivated is your own personal desire for an outcome. Your desired outcome on or about a thing could range from a hefty, extravagant goal to simply finding a reason to go to work today – or not to go.

When you discover your precise reasons, your why, for wanting a specific outcome, you’re then equipped with your actual motivation. Once you are clear on that, it’s much easier to surge forward to do what it takes to get where you want to go or do the thing that you want to do.

Others cannot motivate you. They can inspire you to stay or become motivated, by helping you recognizing your own motivation. Motivation in and of itself is the reason you want to accomplish a thing. People are motivated to stay physically fit because they want to be healthy, or they want to look good, or they want to be able to do things physically that they wouldn’t be able to do if they were not physically fit. Those are the reasons, their why, the motivation to do what they need to do to accomplish what they want to accomplish.
So how do you stay motivated?