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Don’t Get Discouraged, Don’t Give Up

It’s easy to get discouraged when things aren’t going right or aren’t happening fast enough. The key to going forward in positive ways is not to give up and to keep heading toward your goals one step at a time. Here are seven ways to fire up your inner motivators and keep your eyes on the prize.

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1. Reaffirm the positives of going forward.

It’s easy to get discouraged when everything isn’t falling into place the way you thought it would. It helps to stoke the fires of inner motivation by revisiting and reaffirming all the positive reasons for going forward.

Activity: Sit with pen and paper and write a list of ten positive and important reasons you will not stop nor give up before your goals are accomplished.

2. Reaffirm your BIG why for working toward your goal.

The ability to overcome obstacles and find inner motivation is tied to the burning desire to achieve something you believe to be very important to mind, body and spirit. This is your BIG why for not giving up before achieving your goals. When the desire is strong enough and important enough, you can become unstoppable.

Activity: Write out in one or two paragraphs your BIG why for going forward, not matter what obstacles may come your way. This is the BIG why that motivates you day-to-day and ignites your powerful inner motivators. There is no way you’d ever stop before achieving your goals!

3. Reaffirm the benefits for making your goals reality.

It’s easy to focus on the obstacles because you’re often faced with them in your daily life. What counteracts the negativity of dealing with obstacles is reaffirming the benefits of why you’re decided and committed to working on your goals.

Activity: Make a list of at least 10-20 benefits that you and your loved ones will experience when your goals become reality. Example: Live in a better neighborhood, have to money to go to college debt-free, have a vacation home on the lake for family gatherings.

4. Reaffirm you are worthy and deserving of success, happiness and unlimited abundance.

Discouragement often begins when we doubt ourselves. Doubt can destroy motivation! Some of the most devastating doubt can come from not truly believing that you are worthy and deserving of the good things that achieving your goals will bring.

Activity: Affirm in one paragraph why you deserve to live a life filled with peace, happiness and unlimited prosperity. Tell yourself why you deserve unlimited success.

5. Reaffirm the peace and joy of accomplishing your goals.

Emotionally, physically and spiritually what peace and joy will your goals bring to your life and the lives of the other important people in your life? Achieving, or not achieving, your goals can have a ripple effect on the lives of others.

Activity: Write out how your goals, once they are reality, will positively impact terms of peace and joy in your life and the lives of others. Is that peaceful and joyful impact important motivating enough to keep going forward even if the going gets tough?

6. Reaffirm your commitment to success, happiness and unlimited abundance.

Have you made a physical, emotional and spiritual commitment to achieving your goals? A commitment is a pledge to yourself that you will not give up or burn out before you achieve your goals.

Activity: Write out a motivating commitment to achieving and enjoying success, happiness and unlimited abundance.

7. Reaffirm the payoff for achieving your goals.

Have a clear and compelling picture of the emotional, physical, spiritual and financial payoff for achieving your goals. Use your imagination to see in your mind’s eye the life you’ll be living in the future after achieving your goals. It must be compelling and exciting to your imagination!

Activity: Create a powerful and emotional visualization of the future based upon achieving you goals. In your mind’s eye see the BIG why come to life and see yourself happy, abundance and joyful. Feel yourself motivated to life this peaceful and content life.

Not giving up before “payday” is about knowing how to tap into and consistently use your powerful inner motivator. You have the power to create greatness and it all begins one step at a time!

Please, share your thoughts and comments with us. We’d love to hear from you.

Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com

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  • Marilyn Sarno May 22, 2018, 4:39 pm

    Thanks Sharon . Always timely. Love reading your blogs

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