Thinking about giving up? Below are the five reasons you should continue, when you feel like giving up.
When the going gets tough, the tough get motivated.
5 Ways to Stay Motivated, When You Feel Like Giving Up:
1. Remember It’s Not Easy
If what you were trying to accomplish was easy, everyone would be doing it. If there was a quick fix, if you could work hard for a little while, and then have outrageous success, the line to sign-up for that activity would be “out the door.”
What you’re trying to accomplish is challenging, it’s hard work, its complex, and it takes a special person to achieve the goal. It takes a special person to continue when you feel like giving up.
The reason you want to give up is because your progress appears insignificant, but the truth is, you’re making progress. You’re headed in the right direction, and if you keep on the path, (continually getting better, not being so concerned with progress, but being concerned with mastery; mastering what you’re working towards, becoming the best at it), in time, you will succeed.
2. Remember Why You Began
To stay motivated it’s important to remember why you began the journey in the first place. You began this journey because you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, or because you want so much more out of your life, or because you realize that you are so much more than what you have become. You are so much more intelligent, you are so much more hard working, you are so much more creative than your current status reflects.
You are so much more than what you have become, and you want to see your potential realized, and you deserve to see your potential realized. If not you, then who; if not now, then when! You began because you know that you can succeed…and this time, you will succeed!
3. Remember You Can Do It
What you’re trying to accomplish has been done before. If someone else can do it, surely you can do it, they’re not any better than you.
Two hands and two feet, and a determined mind, is all the greatest of men have had. …And some great men and women didn’t even have two hands and two feet.
Remember, the largest oak tree was once a small acorn, there is potential on the inside of you waiting to be released. It’s far from impossible, so you can do it.
4. Remember Your Progress
It’s easy to forget about the progress that you’ve already made. It’s easy and tempting to forget about your past successes, but the reality is, you’ve made tremendous progress already…you’re just on a long journey.
Think about where you were mentally the first day you started towards this goal, your mindset has now changed, your behaviors have changed, you’ve made progress, you’ve surprised yourself. Now it’s time to push yourself a little harder, to go a little stronger, a little faster, to wake up a little earlier, to give a little more. Your mantra has to be, I may not be the quickest, I may not be the strongest, I may not be the smartest, but I will not be outworked….I will not be outworked!
5. Remember ¨The Example¨ You Will One Day Be
One day you will be an example, your hard work will payoff, and you will be able to point the way for others. You will tell them of the hard times and your struggles. You will tell them that success is not as easy as you made it look. You will give them insights, the likes of which they have not seen or heard before.
They will marvel at your feats. You’ll tell them to remember why they started, to remember their progress, you’ll remind them that one day…they will be the example.
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