"People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily"
This week for me has been a bit ‘bleurgh’.
Do you know what I mean?
😠 Internet issues.
😠 Kids off school for teaching training, and bad colds.
😠 Had plans cancelled, twice.
😠 Lost my temper over something insignificant.
😠 I procrastinated and wallowed in my inefficiency.
😠 And I didn’t get my sh*t done.
Inspirational stuff? Not so much. Truthful & honest? I’m afraid so.
Motivation is the desire to accomplish something. But sometimes it escapes us.
We all know that maintaining motivation on any personal journey, let alone a personal financial journey, can sometimes be a challenge. There are moments when we hit roadblocks or face setbacks that make it hard to stay on track.
The good news is that I quickly re-found my motivation mojo, and you can do the same!
If you are looking to reignite your motivation,
here are some tips you might like to explore to help you take that next step:
⭐ Revisit your financial goals ⭐
Are they specific, measurable, and achievable? Sometimes, a lack of motivation stems from not having a clear direction. Break down your financial goals into smaller, more manageable steps, and celebrate each milestone you achieve.
⭐ Visualise Success ⭐
Close your eyes and picture yourself achieving your financial dreams. Or find an image that represents the success you seek. Visualisation can be a powerful tool to reignite your motivation and remind you why you started this journey in the first place.
⭐ Seek Inspiration ⭐
Look for success stories within your community or industry. Reading about others who have overcome similar challenges can serve as a source of inspiration.
⭐ Educate Yourself ⭐
Sometimes, a lack of motivation can be a result of feeling overwhelmed or uncertain. Take the time to educate yourself and increase your financial literacy. The more you know, the more confident and motivated you'll become.
⭐ Create a Routine ⭐
Establish a daily or weekly routine that includes specific financial tasks. Consistency can help you build momentum and keep motivation levels high. Make sure to reward yourself for sticking to your routine (tell me, what would your reward to yourself be??).
⭐ Seek an Accountability Partner ⭐
Find a coach, friend or family member who shares or supports your financial goals or interests. Having an accountability partner can provide you with the support and encouragement you need to stay motivated.
⭐ Celebrate Progress ⭐
Don't wait until you've reached your ultimate financial goal to celebrate. Acknowledge and reward yourself for every small step you take in the right direction. It's these mini-celebrations that can keep your motivation alive.
⭐ Embrace Failure ⭐
Understand that setbacks and failures are a natural part of any journey, including your financial one. Instead of letting them demotivate you, use them as learning opportunities and stepping stones toward success.
And if you're more of a 'crib notes' kinda person (I hear you!).
Here is a cheat sheet to help you refocus you mind:
▶️ Remind yourself of the PURPOSE, and why you want to do the things that you currently lack motivation to do
▶️ Think about the BENEFITS that you will reap once these things were done.
▶️ Imagine how it would FEEL, once they were complete.
▶️ Speak to a coach or friend who helps you be ACCOUNTABLE and encourages you on your journey.
▶️ Look at where you were, where you are and to where you want to be. Celebrate the progress, breathe deeply and take the next SMALL STEP forwards.
Remember, motivation can ebb and flow,
but with the right strategies and support, you can keep moving forward on your personal money journey.
Stay positive, stay consistent, and don't hesitate to reach out to me for support if you need it.