4 Ideas to Boost Your Motivation Mojo

As I begin to build an online business, one of the MOST difficult things for me to do is to keep my daily motivation.
 
Don’t get me wrong. I’m totally enjoying what I’m doing!

But, there are days when you begin to question if this is the right path.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever:

-Compared yourself to others and secretly wished you were as far along as they were.

-Had an idea in your mind, were motivated to get it done, put it on your To Do List, but just sat there and stared at the computer without moving forward on it.

-Worried about what other people would think about you, what you’ve written, or what you’re trying to do.

-Just didn’t know where to start.

Trust me, I know. I’ve been there. Matter of fact, I’m there often. It seems like every day I need to recommit to my goals and what I’m trying to achieve. Every day I need to forget that I wasted time the day before and need to take hold of today to march on.

If you’ve been feeling less than motivated, consider these ideas to boost your motivation mojo:

1. Define Your Own Dream

Defining your own dream may mean disconnecting from the world around you and spending time within. It wasn’t until I stopped comparing myself to others and was in my element of teaching that I realized I wanted to create online courses. It’s not about looking at others and wanting exactly what they want. It’s about doing what you’re passionate about and doing it in a way that  is uniquely you.

2. Binder of Inspiration

One of my favorite movies is Last Holiday, starring Queen Latifah. In the movie, she creates a Book of Possibilities where she keeps magazine clippings of her future hopes and dreams. However, it wasn’t until she found out she was dying that she acted on them.

I conjured up my own Book of Possibilities and started assembling positive quotes, testimonials, and pictures of what I want my life to look like. I use it as my motivation and inspiration for what I want to accomplish. You have something to give to the world, but you’re going to get knocked down. Creating a reminder of your WHY will keep you moving forward.

3. Accountability Partner

Hands down, one of the most powerful things I’ve done for myself is to find an accountability partner.  Together, we set goals, congratulate each other on successes, and hold each other accountable for our major projects.

Creating a business or redesigning your life can be lonely. The people around you won’t quite understand why you’re doing what you’re doing.  So, having someone who’s got your back and is in it all the way will give you encouragement.

4. Be Happy Right Now

I used to get stressed because I didn’t already own my own business or wasn’t living in an exotic location. My daydreams used to take over, and I’d wander into a far off place of what if. I wasn’t enjoying the present moment.

I was encouraged to implement a gratitude habit to be thankful about where I’ve been and where I am now. Each morning, I write down 5 things that I’m grateful for. This can be as simple as a new pair of shoes or as obvious as having food on the table. Generating a list of things that are good in your life creates a positive vibe for the rest of the day.

The point is to realize that you’re going to have those sucky days. You’re going to feel less than motivated to get work done. You’re going to look at your course and say fuh-get-about-it. But, it really helps to have something in place to boost your motivation when you need it.

It’s Your Turn! What are some ways you motivate yourself to keep moving forward on your goals? Let us know in the comments below.

Know someone who could use a bit of motivation today. Please share this post with them by using the buttons below!

- See more at: http://teachgoodstuff.com

Don’t get me wrong. I’m totally enjoying what I’m doing!

But, there are days when you begin to question if this is the right path.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever:

-Compared yourself to others and secretly wished you were as far along as they were.

-Had an idea in your mind, were motivated to get it done, put it on your To Do List, but just sat there and stared at the computer without moving forward on it.

-Worried about what other people would think about you, what you’ve written, or what you’re trying to do.

-Just didn’t know where to start.

Trust me, I know. I’ve been there. Matter of fact, I’m there often. It seems like every day I need to recommit to my goals and what I’m trying to achieve. Every day I need to forget that I wasted time the day before and need to take hold of today to march on.

If you’ve been feeling less than motivated, consider these ideas to boost your motivation mojo:

1. Define Your Own Dream

Defining your own dream may mean disconnecting from the world around you and spending time within. It wasn’t until I stopped comparing myself to others and was in my element of teaching that I realized I wanted to create online courses. It’s not about looking at others and wanting exactly what they want. It’s about doing what you’re passionate about and doing it in a way that  is uniquely you.

2. Binder of Inspiration

One of my favorite movies is Last Holiday, starring Queen Latifah. In the movie, she creates a Book of Possibilities where she keeps magazine clippings of her future hopes and dreams. However, it wasn’t until she found out she was dying that she acted on them.

I conjured up my own Book of Possibilities and started assembling positive quotes, testimonials, and pictures of what I want my life to look like. I use it as my motivation and inspiration for what I want to accomplish. You have something to give to the world, but you’re going to get knocked down. Creating a reminder of your WHY will keep you moving forward.

3. Accountability Partner

Hands down, one of the most powerful things I’ve done for myself is to find an accountability partner.  Together, we set goals, congratulate each other on successes, and hold each other accountable for our major projects.

Creating a business or redesigning your life can be lonely. The people around you won’t quite understand why you’re doing what you’re doing.  So, having someone who’s got your back and is in it all the way will give you encouragement.

4. Be Happy Right Now

I used to get stressed because I didn’t already own my own business or wasn’t living in an exotic location. My daydreams used to take over, and I’d wander into a far off place of what if. I wasn’t enjoying the present moment.

I was encouraged to implement a gratitude habit to be thankful about where I’ve been and where I am now. Each morning, I write down 5 things that I’m grateful for. This can be as simple as a new pair of shoes or as obvious as having food on the table. Generating a list of things that are good in your life creates a positive vibe for the rest of the day.

The point is to realize that you’re going to have those sucky days. You’re going to feel less than motivated to get work done. You’re going to look at your course and say fuh-get-about-it. But, it really helps to have something in place to boost your motivation when you need it.

It’s Your Turn! What are some ways you motivate yourself to keep moving forward on your goals? Let us know in the comments below.

Know someone who could use a bit of motivation today. Please share this post with them by using the buttons below!

- See more at: http://teachgoodstuff.com/#sthash.mC1ms6Xw.dpuf
As I begin to build an online business, one of the MOST difficult things for me to do is to keep my daily motivation. - See more at: http://teachgoodstuff.com/#sthash.mC1ms6Xw.dpuf
As I begin to build an online business, one of the MOST difficult things for me to do is to keep my daily motivation. - See more at: http://teachgoodstuff.com/#sthash.mC1ms6Xw.dpuf

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