Keep Yourself Motivated In Hard Times
Keeping yourself motivated in hard times can be difficult. But if you think about it if you truly wish something, a goal, an objective or anything it shouldn’t be that difficult for you.
When people are extremely motivated you have to do what they do. They are so motivated and so focused on their goal in mind that nothing else comes inside their mind. What am I saying here?
I am saying that you must not let anything in your mind besides ideas, thoughts, or things that are related to your goal and your goal only. You must only focus on that goal and nothing else. You should not leave space, time or anything else that will interfere, influence or change your goal.
I have seen many people who focus solely on one thing but give themselves time, different thoughts that could and can interfere with their goal. For instance, I have seen how people have only 8 hours of free time after their work and spend their 8 hours on meaningless thoughts, things, and hobbies. Anything that is not contributing to their goal. You must spend your time on things that will only give to your goal and your goal only. Do not let anything else that will keep you away from your goal.
This is the part where you must be stubborn and no matter how many times you are failing or have failed In life; persistence is key. You have to keep that goal or thought alive with you all the time. The worst thing you can do is to give up on your goal early on. That is what will separate you from the pack. Even if you are dying or failing working towards your goal you finish that race. Most people give up early, get tired or run out of gas and see that their goal is not possible. That is another key reason you must have when things are difficult. Believe that the goal you are going to carry out is possible by being persistent. Be stubborn and do not give up. No matter what everyone else says, no matter how much you sweat you must not give up.
Of course times are going to be difficult but you must really decide in your mind “Is this what I really in life”. You must learn to tolerate frustration and mental suffering or agony. If you cannot tolerate these things then there is no point of working towards your goal. Goals aren’t meant to be easy; no one ever said they were going to be. Those people who are succeeding in life are those because they have a high tolerance for failure, agony, they lack sleep they are discipline even when they see their soldiers are dying on the field. How much are you willing to suffer to get to your goal. There are people who have sacrifice and are willing to sacrifice more than you. Ask yourself? Do you believe you are willing to sacrifice and be more in life? Are you really willing to stay up late, miss some friends, and do the real hard work to get what you need in life? How are you going to succeed in life if you do not work on your tolerance?
This is the part where you must learn to be patient. Tolerance is patience. How patient are you? You do not have the liberty to complain and whine immediately. You must know learn to give up easily, complain, or be a high maintenance schoolgirl. This is not you. You must find a way to work on your tolerance and wait for things. Most things in life need time. If you expect things to come for you right away you are in the wrong field. You have to work on letting things grow. So you can say that being successful in life takes a lot of mental discipline and emotional mastery. You have to find mental stability, persistence, cry a lot, break yourself down and when you wipe away your tears ask yourself was it worth it.
There will be times where you will need to cry. Even though I am saying you have to be tough allow yourself to cry, scream, lock yourself in your own room and shout all the negative self-pity that you are carrying and once all of that is out ask yourself how do you feel? The best question to ask your self after all that crying, kicking and screaming is it still worth fight for? I have done it and so will you. It is part of growing towards your goal. You have to be willing to let go, get broken down and resuscitate yourself and say, “Okay, now that all of that is out I must go on”.
I don’t want you to feel sorry for yourself. Yes, allow yourself to be broke down do much that your goal is worth it. Sometimes in those moments of agony you will realize if the goal is worth the suffering. They say, heck, I say that a goal is worth suffering for. And I am willing to suffer and lose friends, things or stuff in my life because the goal that I am pursuing in life will impact not just myself but the world.
Is your goal going to impact the world? You have to find reasons to know why you are suffering. This is another big clue. When times are hard you have to find reasons why you are doing what you are doing. Imagine crying your eyes out and wasting away your life and in the end not have a reason why you’re doing what you’re doing. This is the part where I recommend you hear some of Tony Robbins stuff he says most humans need a reason to do things. Perhaps you have to go inside your little head of yourself and find one specific powerful reason why you’re doing what you’re doing.
That reason has to convince you so much that even when you are going through hard times there should be no excuse no bone in your body allowing you to quit. You have to tape that reason on the wall, tattoo it in your face or just do anything that will remind you of your goal. Most people only start their goals and leave half way because they feel they cannot do it, hate persistency, have strong false beliefs for themselves. Well, up to this point perhaps you have heard every excuse in the world. But, what I am sharing here with you is golden. The reason they fail in life is because they do not know how their memories worked. Study your own memory. Perhaps the reason you are not accomplishing your goal is because you forget the reason. You forget how that would feel if you do it.
This is the last part of the article I will share with you. Do not forget the feeling you will have when you make your goal or goals. That is powerful and convincing enough to get you through hard times. The feeling towards things is powerful. Perhaps you need to work on your feelings and stop being a dead beat emotionless rock. Get your self to feel, feel, cry, laugh, pursue, be happy towards your goal. Nourish it like a baby and imagine if that baby was you, what would you teach yourself and how would you raise yourself. Your goal is your baby even in hard times I doubt you will let it die and give up on him.
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