It happens to everyone.
There you are, not as motivated as you were the day before, the week before, the month before or [fill in the blank]. You, simply put, become complacent, and your goals and dreams, even if it’s for a short period of time — which can be hard to bounce back from — start drifting away. You become — in one word — unmotivated.
No matter how much success you have achieved in the past or are trying to achieve in the present/future, you have likely become unmotivated at one point or another. The key is to gain back your lost motivation as soon as possible, because the longer you stay in a funk, the longer you are stuck in place, not tackling your dreams, and the further away you begin to drift away from them.
If you can relate, and we know you can, fellow entrepreneurs, then you will appreciate the treat we have in store for you today. How can you get back on track with your goals when you are feeling unmotivated? For starters, you can take a bite out of the advice below.
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How To Get Back On Track With Your Goals When You Are Feeling Unmotivated
- Think Back To Your Darkest Hour
- Revisit Your Goals, And Seek Inspiration In The Process
- Change Things Up A Bit
- Go On A Vacation
- Ask Yourself This Question: Is This What I Want To Be Remembered For?
Think Back To Your Darkest Hour
The best way to get back on track with your goals? Think back to your darkest hour, when you were really in the (metaphorical) dumps. Think back to how you felt then, whether this occurrence happened years before or is sitting in the near past.
Just remember how desperate you were for an opportunity to make your dreams come true, and how you would have done anything to get out of that current state, which likely consisted of you not making as much money as you would have liked (or having very little income in general), you working at a dead-end job or something along those lines.
While it’s always best to have a positive outlook on life, sometimes it’s best — and certainly motivating — to look back at a time when you came face-to-face with your darkest hour, a place you never want to visit again. If you don’t want to go back to this evil place, then take the simple route, which is gaining back your motivation and getting back on track.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle
Revisit Your Goals, And Seek Inspiration In The Process
One of the easiest ways to get back on track with your goals is by revisiting them. It’s easy to forget about your goals if you aren’t looking at them every day, so force them back into your life. Let these goals be your inspiration, and start enjoying the process of achieving them once again.
If you are unmotivated, then you have to search for inspiration before you get too far off track of your current journey, and sometimes finding the path back is as simple as revisiting your goals.
Reminder: It’s okay to make adjustments or change up the deadlines along the way. The key is to not put your goals on the back burner altogether.
Change Things Up A Bit
Tired of the path you are traveling along on a daily basis? Change things up a bit! It’s okay to make adjustments.
Instead of doing your work during the first eight hours of the day, take a long break in the middle, and do something you love to do during said long break (perhaps going to the gym, reading a book, catching a movie, hanging out with your friends, etc.). Maybe start doing some of your work at night, or in the morning — if you have always been a night owl. Start by tackling your goals first thing in the morning instead of waiting until all of your work-work is done.
The key? Change up your current process. Make some adjustments, whether they are minor or major. This is your life, and you have the ability to change it up and shape it however you would like — and you should.
Go On A Vacation
Sometimes a vacation or weekend getaway is the perfect way to gain back your motivation when you are feeling burned out.
If you can relate to these signs, then you likely are due for a vacation.
It’s okay to take a step back from your goals and work from time to time. After all, people are not machines, and they need breaks early and often as a result. Plus, if you haven’t taken a vacation in what feels like a lifetime, or you can’t remember the last time you had a day off, then what’s the point? It’s okay to have fun during this lifetime even when you have lofty goals.
A vacation alone could help you gain back your motivation thanks to its power to make you feel refreshed.
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Ask Yourself This Question: Is This What I Want To Be Remembered For?
When you are stuck in a rut, or are simply going through the motions, or are feeling unmotivated, or everything in between, ask yourself this question: Is this what I want to be remembered for?
Is what you are doing right now what you want to be remembered for? Are you happy with your current legacy, and the direction it is going in? If you can honestly answer yes to that question, then by all means keep doing what you are currently doing. However, if you know there is more to your life (more meaning can and should be had), then do something about it.
The best way to do that is by either getting back on track with your goals, or making new goals altogether. Both are acceptable avenues (although you don’t want to change your goals all of the time when you haven’t achieved them quite yet).
“All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” — Jim Rohn
Whether you like it or not, people are going to remember you for who you are, not who you want to be. Therefore, if you want to be remembered as a successful entrepreneur, business owner or whatever it might be, start becoming that person, start doing what that person would do.
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