Motivation tends to come and go. It’s easy to lose the spark if you do not know why you are doing the things that you do. Life will throw challenges and obstacles your way. It’s inevitable experiencing pain. Yet, you can use fear and pain as your motivators. Don’t run from the pain, face it. Everyone who does anything worthwhile has felt like quitting at some point in their journey. The more you push your limits will you find your freedom. It’s easy to settle in your comfort zone but it takes an obsessed desire to get after it. Here are some tips to never lose your edge.
- Know your WHY
For everything I do I make sure I have my why attached to it. Otherwise, I will lose the spark and not be able to keep driving forward. Simon Sinek discusses in his book, “Start With Why” on how you can light up the fire inside. Massive success is not for ordinary people. You have to set large goals for yourself and do not let the fear of failure hold you back.
If your circle is not clapping for you or encouraging you to rise to the top then find a new one. Find people who are starving for success. Seek out the go-getters who are hungry and have a burning desire to succeed. You’re the average of the 5 people you associate yourself with so don’t waste it with the energy drainers. Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.
- Write out your goals
The average person never sets goals for themselves and blames others when they are not obtaining success. Break down a yearly goal into several steps. Your desire to succeed must outweigh any fear of failure. Writing out your goals daily gets your subconscious mind focused and disciplined for each day. Focus in on only a few goals at a time then move on to the next.
- Have a large mission
Your mission in achieving massive amounts of success should weigh more than just making money. Your fuel should come internally to serve a bigger picture. Focus in on serving other people and offering them value. Having a vision for your future should stem from making an impact in the world. If you are solely after chasing money that is not a true purpose. As Zig Ziglar famously said, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want.”
It’s important when you are going after a large goal not to be your own worst enemy. You have to be your own cheerleader because a lot of people will try to talk you out of your dreams. Your friends and family I’m sure mean well but they are imposing their own fears onto you by telling you to settle for less. Count your wins for each day and do not be hard on yourself. Great things take time. Avoiding burnout is critical as well because if you hammer at it constantly it’s easy to lose clarity and focus. Sometimes the best thing to do is to take a step back, recharge the batteries, and come at it refueled.