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What To Do When It Gets Hard

Posted by Anthony Witt on Aug 14, 2020 10:15:00 AM


So what do you do with the lagging motivation_ What do you do when you begin to lose sight of what made you so excited at the beginning_

It’s always fun at the beginning. It’s always fun at the beginning of a trip, it's always fun to start a new company, it’s always fun to start a new relationship, it’s always fun to achieve new goals. The problem comes later on. Once the “newness” wears off, life begins to get hard. When it comes to goals this process normally happens about a week or two into attempting to achieve something new.


So what do you do with the lagging motivation? What do you do when you begin to lose sight of what made you so excited at the beginning? Here’s one very quick suggestion (well actually it’s two suggestions). First, look back at why you decided to set the goal that you set. What was your initial motivation? Is it still possible? Is it still the direction you want to go? If the answer to these questions is no you need to seriously ask yourself why you set the goal at the beginning. If the answer is yes, then it’s time to remind yourself of why you’re doing what you do. The second action that can be very helpful when you hit the initial slump in attempting to achieve a goal is to look at what you have been able to achieve in the past. Look at your life and see what you have accomplished. Once you’ve done this, then look at what it took to accomplish that achievement. Every time we accomplish some achievement, we use one of our strengths to get us through the tough times. It’s time to look for that strength and lean into it.


What strength do you have that helps you overcome difficult situations. We all have strengths that can benefit us in our times of need. We just need to take the time out to figure out what they are. Don’t allow the initial slump to stop you from achieving your goals.

Topics: Motivation, Balance, Success, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Persistent, Consistent, Move Forward, Blueprint, Preparation, Discipline, Clarity, Decisions, Wisdom, Encouragement


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