I know doing something sometimes may seem like a daunting task. If you are reading this you probably put the Pro in procrastination; I know I do! I just keep in my head that I have to be successful because l like expensive things. I have some tips for you today on staying motivated. Wake up early, or at least do not sleep in every single day. You deserve some days to sleep in but not everyday. The morning time is proven to be one of the most refreshing parts of the day and also the best part of the day to get organized and have an agenda put together of what you want your day to consist of. Another idea is to use color in your agenda/planner. I do this and it helps me organized. Color catches your eye and you will be more likely to do it if it is in color. Last but not least you need to schedule in your fun time. I have found if I have something fun planned to do after I get everything done that I have to do that day that it will help me get those tasks done so then I can have fun. Not only will you have fun but you won’t have the worry and the stress of those tasks not being done.
I have found having goals as silly as it seems will help improve your life and motivate you. You need to create or want to do something that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning (this will also help with not sleeping in everyday). You have to be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your method. Your “plan A” might not always work and you have to know this in order to be motivated and successful. There is more than one way to reach a goal. If you are dedicated to a goal, focused on a dream, or in the making of something so big you can barely even imagine how great it will be, your are going to be questioned. You will be separated from everyday society, because you are truly different. People will call you obsessed, crazy, or even challenged the reality of your dreams or goals could actually be possible. But it is not up to them to decide it is up to you to decide. And you have to believe it is possible for you to even start. They are not the one with your vision, YOU ARE! Stay focused. Stay true to what makes you happy. Nothing is worth it, if you are not happy. Details of the plan will change from what you originally thought. You have to persevere you will never get anything accomplished if you do not go through the hard stuff and fail a few times. Changing directions is not giving up; it is realizing you have another possible way to get to your goal than what you originally thought. Passion is truly a blessing. One of my favorite quotes is “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”- Jordan Belfort
You are the result of four billion years of evolutionary success you need to act like it. If you want a nice body, go get it. If you want to become a lawyer, study your butt off. If you want nice hair, pick a style and go get it done. Stop being afraid to motivate yourself. Find yourself, find your happiness, because it is out there waiting for you. You need to find your comfort zone, then leave it. That is the only way you will get things done that other people have yet to do.
You have to be consistent. Constancy is key. Any one can work their hardest for one day, but the ones that will work their hardest day in and day out will be more successful than anyone else. You do not want to look back on your life when you are dying and realize you could have done better. Somewhere between the endless amounts of hours put into whatever you are trying to accomplish and the determination you have to accomplish that, you will wake up with your dreams accomplished. That will be the proudest moment of your entire life. It has taken a few months to get where you are now, and it will probably take you more than a few more months to get where you want to be, you just have to be patient. The fact that you are not where you want to be, should be enough motivation. Keep this in mind, Lionel Messi is making over 22 million dollars every year and it took him 17 years and 114 days to become an over night success. I could give countless examples of this, Micheal Jordan, he got cut from his high school basketball team. You can not just dream about success you have to get up and work for it. Nothing will ever happen if you do not work for it. Keep going through the hard stuff you are going through because of you do I promise something great will happen out of your endureance and determination. No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting amount of belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anyone thinks. Do what you have to do for you.”- Johnny Depp Just make progress. It is OKAY to have setbacks…it is OKAY to start over again- and again. Just make sure you are moving forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that stop you from being stuck.