If you are like I was, you would see your motivation come and go. You get a new idea or have some success with something new, get excited and put everything into it. But then over time, your motivation would wane and suddenly your new found idea or adventure would be placed on the back burner. Looking back, you might get frustrated seeing so many things left undone. How can you stay motivated for the long term?
A few months ago, I got fed up with this cycle. I was tired of getting excited, working hard at something, and then slowly have it shift to the back as I did other things. I went on a journey to find out how I could not only get motivated, but also stay motivated for the long term. (And if you are like me, the second part of this is the place where you need the most help.)
So here are 6 keys I’ve found to help with both aspects of motivation. They have worked great for me so far and I believe they will continue to work for me over time as well.
6 Keys To Become And Stay Motivated Long Term
#1. Get Real
If you find yourself stuck in the cycle I outlined above, you have to get real. You need to reach the breaking point and be at the point where you want things to change. If you don’t, chances are you will just stay stuck in the cycle until you do get fed up.