How to Fuel Motivation

What motivates you?

Motivation is crucial for success and it usually comes from one of two places: frustration and the desire to change something or reward and the incentive to accomplish something. This emotion creates the fuel for action. Now, when you think about life and company goals, the motivation comes from the accomplishments and rewards you will earn when you achieve your goals, whether it’s your company winning awards, a pay raise or simply that good feeling you get when you cross the finish line.


But once your goals are set and you’re actively working towards accomplishing them, how do you fuel your motivation to make sure you make it to the finish line? Here are 3 quick ways:


1. Set short-term goals

It may be easier for you to set short-term goals along the way to help you reach your long-term goal. If you want your company to win X number of clients this year, how many should you shoot for a month? If you want to run a marathon in 8 months, what are your fitness and distance goals as you get closer to the big race? Setting short-term goals can help you stay focused and motivated.


2. Make it visual

Find or make a visual reminder to motivate you. You could make a big sign for your bathroom mirror to look at every morning or a background for your computer desktop. Vision boards (a collage to visually represent your goals) or your goal framed on your desk can also be a good visual reminder.


3. Celebrate your accomplishments

As you achieve your short-term goals and take steps to reach your long-term goals, celebrate the accomplishments along the way. Many times, the day-to-day accomplishments and the overall journey is just as important as the day you cross the finish line. Be thankful for small victories.


How do you get motivated?

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