In our continuing series of articles detailing how to maintain your motivation when reaching for your goal, we’ve already addressed the importance of focusing on a single goal, how to get inspired, how to get excited and how to ramp up your anticipation. In this article, we’ll give you two more motivational tips that will make a big difference.
Motivational tip #5: Let the posting begin
Print out your goal in a simple short mantra style (such as ‘Exercise 30 minutes daily’. Then post it. Everywhere you can. Post it on your wall or refrigerator at home, and literally grab a post-it and post it on your computer at work. Get creative. Cut out a picture of what you want to look like after you achieve your goal, and post that too!
Motivational tip #6: Be loud and proud
Commit to your goal publicly. No one likes to disappoint in front of family, friends, acquaintances and co-workers; most of us would go out of our way to do what we’ve said we would do publicly. This desire not to disappoint others will keep you on the hook, in a positive way. By proclaiming your goal publicly, you’ll be holding yourself accountable. Keep in mind that you don’t have to commit publicly only once; in fact, for extra ‘uumph’ and assurance that you’ll reach your goal, you can commit to giving progress updates to others at regular intervals.
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