In life, there may be times when the things around you don’t go as expected. It is natural to become disappointed if you fail to achieve some goal. But there are some tips which keep you motivated in tough times.
Hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.
The problem arises when negativity surrounds and you no longer believe in your dreams.You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can surely control how you respond. It is never the end. You can make a stronger comeback with greater believe in your dreams.
Here are 8 tips that will always keep you motivated.
1. Believe in something
You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Steve Jobs
Everything happens for a reason. You need to believe in the things that happen whether good or bad. This will help you get through the tough times.
Stop thinking of your goal as the most important thing. Rather focus on the process or the Karma which needs to be done for achieving the goal.
The best thing with this approach is that every day you finish your schedule, you will feel like a winner. This sense of goal accomplishment will give all the motivation for tomorrow.
3. Failure is giving up
Absolute failure happens when one gives up and stops trying to do new things. Thomas Edison famously said- “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that would not work”.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. If you don’t give up, you will almost never fail.
4. Get around the right people
It is said that if you want to know a person, find his 5 friends. It is almost true that you are the product of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Stay away from toxic people. You will always win when you surround yourself with good people. One secret for staying motivated is to have nice people around you- People who understand you, support you in need and rejoice your success.
5. Know what works best for you
First understand yourself- what keeps you happy, what things push you work more, what time your energy level remain up at, which dress you feel more confident in.
The more you understand yourself, the better you can deal with the situations. So understanding how your mood changes, will help you respond in a better way.
Some people can feel motivated after talking to someone, some people feel strong after listening to music. So find what keeps you motivated.
6. Learn from mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes. The key is to learn from the mistakes and keep on moving. Whether the mistake is big or small, you should give some time to evaluate the situation, how you handled the things and what you do the next time.
This will help you become ready to face such situations in the future and also keep you motivated.
7. Rehearse your winning moments
Often we forget how far we have come and the successes we have already accomplished. Go back and look at your trophies, certificates, medals or anything that keeps you motivated.
It does not matter how small or big these winning moments were, but they remind yourself that you are a winner and keep believing in your dreams.
8. Explore, Dream, Discover
What matters is the journey, not the success or failure. Mark Twain said- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.