Stay Motivated to the End for Great Start in 2018
By Danielle Harris
I don’t know about you, but it feels like this year flew by and I still can’t believe 2018 is just a few days away.
Remember at the start of the year, we were setting goals and feeling ambitious for the months ahead. You might have accomplished many of your dreams this year or your plans may have been diverted for one reason or another. Regardless of what happened over the last 12 months, you can still finish the year strong without burning out.
Below are few of my tips on how you can stay motivated and give yourself a great start for 2018.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself. When goals aren’t met before a deadline, it can leave you feeling pretty shabby and you might even feel tempted to throw in the towel. Goal setting isn’t easy, but it forces you to think of creative ways to accomplish your dream. So, all of that time you thought you wasted was just additional research to help you develop a better plan to win.
Remember, your work will never be perfect and you just have to push forward with relentless focus and expectation.
- Get rid of distractions. Entrepreneurs are usually creative thinkers and multitaskers. Although these are great traits to have, there might be a tendency of being distracted when juggling too many responsibilities. To help you stay focused, try delegating your work, turning off all forms of communication during specific times and making time for yourself.
- Stay in the now. One of the best ways to get clarity about the future is being present in the current moment. Instead of worrying about failing, focus on the great things that can happen daily. Celebrate the small steps you are taking today to create a better tomorrow for yourself and your business.
As you close out the year, take a moment to reflect on how you are still alive and take that as proof that you are a winner. Whether your business is flourishing, in a holding pattern, or you’re finding yourself returning to a regular 9-to-5 job, learn from it all to become stronger and more efficient.
Let go of perfectionism and realize that it’s okay if you didn’t hit every goal within your timeline. What matters is that you didn’t give up. This can still be one of the best years of your life and keep those high hopes for next year.