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  1. You are right. Many people have big dreams, yet they fail to plan due to lack of motivation, but base on what you have said, if persons would take these steps, they will eventually have much success. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Great article and such valuable information here.

    I know I have been guilty of negative self-talk at times and it really doesn’t do any good nor does it inspire me to do better.

    Truthfully all it does is make me feel worse and then I do something else to sabotage my end results.

    I love your tip about writing down your negative self-talk and writing some positive alternatives right beside it.

    I will certainly be giving this a try the next time I find myself indulging in negativity.

    The way you reminded us of enjoying the journey reminds me of sailing, a passion of ours, we indulge in every chance we get.

    You see, in sailing you set your course, where you want to go, then you hoist your sails and enjoy the ride, trimming the sails(making adjustments) along the way as necessary.

    I don’t think we would continue sailing if the only fun was after we arrived at the destination.

    The biggest part, and often the most fun part of the trip is the journey.

    Thanks for this reminder, best wishes to you along life’s journey.

  3. Hi Delyana,
    We all definitely have those days when it is a struggle moving on, or we are unable to motivate ourselves to do so. My approach has simply been to leave whatever it is I am doing at the time and move on to doing something less mentally engaging such as taking a walk or watching television for a while.

    Your article provides a totally different perspective on how to address this problem when it occurs – ones I would not have thought of myself. Overwhelm seems to be my issue, so taking baby steps is a good lessons learning for me.
    Thanks

    Ceci

    Thanks

    1. Taking a break is another great way to deal with a lack of motivation. Sometimes we forget that putting in too many hours at once can cause us to burn out and give up. It has happened to me before. The way I manage it now is by taking regular breaks. Another thing that helped me is to work 3-5 super focused hours rather than sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours, trying to motivate myself.

      I hope this was helpful to you 🙂

  4. You hit the nail on the head with these insights Delyana. When we are not clear on our “why” we lack the emotional fuel to keep going when the eventual roadblocks show up. Also, it is critical to breaking the steps down into manageable segments to avoid overwhelm as you suggest. Having fun and enjoying the journey is the only reason to engage. Our goals, dreams, and objectives are merely ways of keeping score. Happiness exists only in the Present Moment where our true power resides. I enjoyed this article tremendously. All the Best.

  5. Hi Delyana,

    I think this article comes at the right time when I need more motivation for my online business. Your three tips are helpful, and I will write them down somewhere I can see clearly near my desk.

    Especially the first point, to revisit why you are doing something! This is well-said, and this is exactly what I need to remind myself of every morning.

    Cheers,
    Matt

    1. You know what they say, Matt. ”When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. I am glad that you found this article just when you needed it the most. Remind yourself every morning why you are doing what you are doing and take small baby steps every day.

      Something that I started doing a few weeks ago is a practice I learned from the book The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma. It’s called The Daily 5: What five things must I achieve this day for it to be a valuable day?

      I am finding it very helpful, and I believe it will help you as well 🙂

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