Sticking to goals can be hard. Often, when we can’t motivate ourselves enough to stick to the goals we set, we tend to tell ourselves we aren’t good enough. We tend to believe the goal was too big or that we are just not good enough to achieve it, which is an entirely wrong approach to handling the lack of motivation when it comes to sticking to your goals.
For example, when we can’t stick to the routine we planned for learning a particular language, we tell ourselves we aren’t a language person. Or when we give up trying to learn to play an instrument, we convince ourselves we aren’t cut out to be a musician.
As time goes by, we get used to giving up quickly, so even when we feel inspired, we don’t work towards achieving our goals. Working towards our goals seems pointless, as we believe we won’t achieve them. However, this is most definitely the wrong approach. You want to work toward solving this problem and find a way to stay motivated to reach your goals.
Find a way to target the problem you are having with sticking to your goals. If you get bored quickly, try to make the process more fun. Try to figure out what works best for you. If you are bad at commitments, try committing to something trivial and stick to doing it for a month or so. Once you accomplish this, move on to a more complex goal. Make sure you are not taking on too many things at once, because then you will overwhelm yourself and be more likely to not reach your goal.
Another great way to motivate yourself daily to work on your goals is to use visualization. Visualization is a great tool which can help you stay on top of your goals and set you on the right path. Every day, as soon as you get out of bed, take a few deep breaths, close your eyes, and visualize yourself striving for your goals, struggling for your goals, and obtaining your goals. This technique will help you stay motivated and will continuously remind you of what is truly important to you. Revisiting your goals will help you make them your top priority.
Make sure you measure your progress. At the end of every week, take time to look back on what you’ve achieved in the past week and what you need to focus on in the week to come. This will give you insight into how things are changing and how you are achieving your goals.