Life can hand us many obstacles and sometimes, the power to stay motivated seems unrealistic and daunting. Let’s face it, we don’t always have the time to stay motivated and keep our goals in check. Life gets busy, and as women, we often struggle to manage the balance between work and family life.
As a wife, mother and owner of four successful companies, the thought of staying motivated can often feel overwhelming. There is so much to do and only so many hours in the day to get through everything I need to. I remind myself daily that I would not be where I am today, if I had not constantly motivated myself to move forward, to achieve success, both professionally and personally. Here are a few tips I incorporate into my daily life, ones that keep me going and keep me motivated.
ONE STEP AT A TIME. IT’S NOT A RACE.
This may be a bit if cliché, but “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Try and not be too hard on yourself. We always seem to be chasing perfection and instant gratification. This sets us up for failure. Don’t rush to get to the finish line right away, you will burn out and lose motivation. Set small goals and take one step at a time, you will get to where you need and want to be.
DON’T LET THE NEGATIVITY GET TO YOU.
Rejection or negative feedback when you’re trying to achieve your goals can be disheartening. It’s never easy when you feel that you cannot achieve something. However, take these moments as a lesson. They can be most instructive as to how you move forward. I know it’s tough but try and not let it get you down, let it drive you further. You know what you are capable of and you need to remind yourself of this every day. This brings me to my next tip, my daily motivational mantra.
MY DAILY MOTIVATIONAL MANTRA.
I refuse to leave the house without reminding myself of what I am capable of, what I can achieve each day, and what I am doing to make my goals a reality. I do this every day and recommend that you start incorporating this into your daily routine too. Sometimes we need to encourage the rhetoric in our minds for a positive outcome. Our minds are powerful tools, and if we constantly feed ourselves negative information or thoughts, they tend to come true. This is a hard pattern to change but add an alarm to your phone when you wake up each day, chant three or four positive and affirming sentences about yourself. You will be amazed at how this will change your life.
CONFIDENCE, CONFIDENCE, CONFIDENCE.
Confidence is the key to everything. Confidence and motivation go hand-in-hand with each other. One cannot exist with the other. Perhaps your goal is to become more confident. That’s great. If you don’t have it yet, fake it until you make it. It’s unbelievable what happens, you will start believing in yourself again. Further to this, confidence helps you keep motivated i.e. “I can do this, because I am CONFIDENT in my abilities.
MY SUPPORT SYSTEM.
I am very lucky to have wonderful people to surround myself with. Whether it is my husband and beautiful daughter who bring so much joy to my life, or my incredible team of staff across all my companies, they are all my support system and help keep me motivated in everything I do. Find your tribe and learn to lean on them for support. They will keep you going and keep you motivated. Sometimes all it takes is a great confidant.