In today’s post I am going to talk about the topic of motivation. Having motivation is essential to creating and chasing your dream life. However, there may be days when you are “off”, when those ideas are not flowing, when life demands gets in the way, and you are physically and mentally exhausted.
During these times we wonder, “Why am I not motivated?” or “How can I become motivated?”
Well let me tell you.
One of the fastest ways to become excited and stimulated with one’s work is to simply do it. Don’t just sit there, write that sentence, sketch that picture, get moving, just do something. Part of the problem when trying to achieve our goals, is that we expect perfection instantly, and when we realize that it won’t be perfect we analyze, think, and try to perfectly figure it out. So tip number one is
- Just do it! Go for it, sing your heart out. Think about dancing, playing musical instruments. When they first start playing a piece they have never done before, there will be mistakes, and oftentimes big ones, that that doesn’t prevent them from continuing to practice until they get it right.
- Don’t expect perfection.
- Get at least one item off your list done to conquer your dream. This might be beginning that first paragraph in a book, the first line in a picture, the first stroke of a painting. Then reward yourself.
- Be consistent. Develop a plan and stick to it. Write down your goals and then go back wards to know what you need to accomplish in order to achieve them. One of my goals is to write a cookbook. Now for me to write a cookbook, the first thing I need to do is to narrow down what type of cookbook I want to make. Let’s say it is a cake book for now. Then moving further, I will need to experiment with recipes to make them my own, so I say I need at least an hour of experimentation 1 day a week, while writing what is good and what isn’t. See, it is that simple! You can eat an elephant, one bit at a time.
- Don’t give up! We all want to get there, but sometimes we don’t want to face all the hardships and hard work along the way. However, in order to achieve your dreams you must work at it, and in most cases it will be hard, but that makes it all the more rewarding when we finally make it. Remember that nothing comes easy.
Alright, I hope this post was helpful. Many of the tips provided I use myself to keep myself on track to my dreams of a dainty elegant life,and I hope it will inspire and motivate you to chase those dreams of yours. Dreams do come true, if you are willing to literally chase them.