One of the big secrets to have lots of energy and stay productive is to keep motivation high. When you’re motivated, you feel good, energized, and ready to tackle any task. Question is – how do you stay motivated daily?
Consider adding a few of these to your daily routine, to give you the mental edge you need to embrace every day with enthusiasm.
Here’s How To Stay Motivated Daily
1. Take a Break, You Deserve it
The only way we can perform at an optimal level is create time for rest. The moment you know you can’t take any time off is usually when you need it most. This is especially hard to do for driven entrepreneurs who think they always need to be “ON”.
I have to remind myself at times, what Vince Lombardi used to say – “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
So if you feel like your batteries are really drained, take that long delayed vacation, and return to your business with renewed enthusiasm.
2. Keep Your Cards Close to Your Chest
Finally running that marathon? Excited about your new diet? Bursting at the seams over your new project? Good. Keep it to yourself.
This one took me a while to really figure out.
Apparently, announcing your intent to do these feats will backfire. Resist the urge to reap the barrage of Facebook likes, and gushing comments. The positive feedback you receive from you network will trick your brain into thinking you’ve already accomplished your goal, sabotaging your once-motivated brain to do said feat.
So keep it to yourself and share the good news once you’ve already done it.
3. Confront Death, and Define Your Legacy
Death is a powerful motivator. We get bogged down in mindless activities. They make us feel like we’re accomplishing things, when in reality we’re just spinning in circles.
The reality is, time is running out. Every day you have one less day to live. This is not a negative, just the reality, so making each day count should be the ultimate goal.
Knowing that you have finite time on this planet helps to sharpen your focus. Everything we do is another step in defining our legacy. This may seem like heady posturing, but both can be powerful motivators.
4. Celebrate the Little Wins, No Matter How Small
This is a massive habit to develop if you want to know how to stay motivated daily.
Little wins may seem like just that. Little.
However, celebrating these wins can help to create positive habits. You break the inertia of mediocrity by teaching everyone around you how to win. They get the chance to bask in that emotion. It also forces your brain to focus on past success, carrying that energy into the future.
Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley has gone so far as implementing what he calls the “Awesome Bell.” Which he rings (you guessed it) anytime something awesome happens.
5. Slash Your To-Do List in Half
Slashing your aggressive “to do list” in half will allow room for success. Knowing that it’s realistic for you to complete the list is empowering.
These 5 seemingly little habits will help you stay motivated and energetic.
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