Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Ready to Quit
By Danielle Harris
When it comes to experiencing the best out of life, it’s going to take motivation, perseverance and ability.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned anyone can have the ability to launch an idea, but it takes a will to stay in the fight when you’re emotionally and even financially spent. In other words, where there’s a will, there is a way even when it seems like there is no way.
Your success is predicated on how well you overcome and persevere through life’s setbacks. It’s not enough to just survive the difficult times; take the lessons and improve your personal effectiveness.
Even in the darkest of times, motivate yourself to find a way to win. Below are four ways you can keep going when you’re ready to throw in the towel.
Stay focused on the “Why”
Figure out the true purpose for what you’re starting and keep that as your focus. For example, when I hit a setback, I remind myself of the legacy I want to leave for my family and community. This is what gets me back up because I’m thinking of others and not myself.
Adjust your sails
As you sail on your journey to success, you might have to adjust your approach to certain tasks to make them more enjoyable. Just a simple change in how you perceive and handle your responsibilities can help you escape the mundane.
So, try slowing down to ensure better quality in your work or maybe find a way to make your projects more artsy. Even though you’ve changed your approach, you’ve changed your perception and broadened your creativity.
Celebrate your strengths
One of the quickest ways to throw yourself in a slump is by dwelling on your shortcomings and comparing yourself to others. Trust me, you are a solution to someone’s problem and you are necessary component to your community.
Although we all have areas in our lives that we would like to improve, spend more time focusing on your strengths and not your weaknesses. Your strength is where your creativity flows. Staying there mentally will increase your momentum.
Back to the future
When I need to do some self-motivating, I tell myself “I’m somewhere in my future and I look a whole lot better than I look right now.”
You can’t change what happened yesterday and your present situation might suck. However, every problem must be solved, which is why we must begin visualizing a better future.
Your future is untainted, because it hasn’t happened yet. The opportunities to win are endless. So, get happy and stay positive. Something great is just around the corner.
When it’s all said and done, you’re the only one that can keep yourself motivated. In life, our words of faith will be tested, but these tough moments make us stronger and wiser.
Learn from each lesson and grow through what you’re going through.