What is the single best way to stay motivated and energised every single day? How do highly successful people maintain their motivation and continue to chase their toughest goals through an entire year?
It’s something I ask myself every time I feel demotivated and to be honest it’s been happening quite frequently lately.
I’ve read blogs, listened to podcasts and reflected on what holds me back from my goals on a day to day basis. After gathering all this information, I came up with a solution which I would love to share with you.
I noticed that all these points below had played a big part in demotivating me from my dreams, visions, actions and achieving a higher level of success… you may laugh, but it’s definitely true.
I become a grumpy, tired person when I don’t get enough sleep. This leads to negativity. I also eat practically anything handed to me- this includes any fatty foods which then consumes my energy. My sleep, diet, and exercise are all interlinked.
2. A healthy diet
Yes, fatty foods make you tired and sleepy, unfortunately. I noticed that when I eat healthy nutritional food, I become more energised and motivated! I’m more proud of myself and I automatically motivate myself.
I know what your thinking… How could exercise possibly motivate you? As much as I wish it weren’t true, it really does keep you motivated. Exercising releases chemicals in your brain which then help you sustain motivation. I struggle to get to the gym, but the moment I’m done my session I really do feel great about myself which then reflects on my day.
4. Surround yourself with people who motivate you
this is one of the best things you can do to keep you focussed and accountable. My business partner Merrilee picks me up 3 days a week and drags me down to the gym with her, she has the same gaols and I know I can’t chicken out because I would be letting her down. I know it’s sometimes easier to let yourself, but the moment someone else counts on you… it’s harder to let them down.
5. Take breaks
Finally something that’s easy to do. Studies have shown that by taking breaks the brain refreshes and focus is at a higher level.
6. Good Habits
This one’s in bold because it is so important to replace bad habits with good ones. We subconsciously do day to day activities where our mind is not fully present because we have already created these habits. The moment I change my habit of watching tv to reading a book or watching a motivational video, maintaining motivation will be much easier. The choices we make play a big part in our future success.
The FOCUS & EVERY DAY EFFORT you put into your actions will determine the amount of motivation pumped back into your body.
Make sure have a daily/weekly routine and that you reflect on improvement.
The reason why Olympians and highly successful people sustain their motivation is because most people think they need motivation and the effort comes. It’s with a daily effort that momentum comes.
Does motivation inspire the effort? No, it doesn’t! Don’t wait for the motivation to go out and take action. I always thought it was the other way round until I understood that taking action first is so much more rewarding and that it will keep me motivated.
A Higher Purpose
Despite the innate power of goal setting, a longer lasting fuel for motivation is having a higher purpose. The concept of knowing your “Why” is your true purpose or belief that inspires you. Whether your motivation is to lose weight, stop smoking, get out of debt or launch a new business, ask yourself “why” you want to do that. In fact, ask several why’s in a row and you might be surprised at your answer.
Don’t let internal negativity surround you, challenge yourself to become the best you can be and think positive thoughts throughout each day.
Keep striving for success,
While alone time is important for creativity and inspiration, spending quality time with friends and family is just as important 🙂
Research shows that spending time with friends and family makes a big difference when it comes to happiness.
This statement is made by hundreds of thousands of people every year. Think about it, and you might even come up with someone you know who has made this very same statement.
Studies have proven that the amount of time spent with friends and family –goes a long way towards boosting happiness –even more so than an increased income!
Below I have attached a small video on my recent anniversary surprise for my partner Christopher. We flew around Perth in a 1930’s Waco Plane!
A few years back I would have never dreamt of having the time and flexibility to tick something off our bucket list spontaneously, YES I took my whole Friday off and created memories I’ll treasure forever 🙂
I wouldn’t have been able to do most of things I do without joining and implementing the training from the Six Figure Mentors.
I hope this small video can show you the possibilities of freedom and the creation of more happiness.
“We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”
So while money can’t buy you happiness, spending time with the ones you love, is always a good investment!
So don’t overlook this important area in life! Find a way to value your time and spend it on people who make you happy.
Can you picture yourself traveling the world and taking your business with you?
If your answer is yes, then I would love to share my experience and proof that anyone can create a life of freedom and flexibility to suit their needs.
Below I have attached an authentic video on our recent trip to Indonesia which will give you some insight on what is actually possible.
I also talk about the realistic hard times and how I have overcome my negative energy on the bad things that happen in life.
I believe that you can have anything you want in life by having a mindset of asking yourself how bad do you actually want it?
I hope that you enjoy this raw video on my digital life and how I’m able to still focus on my happiness and fulfilment.
If you are interested in learning more about how we live our life of freedom and what education we came across then CLICK HERE.
I hope you are ready to experience another amazing travel video:)
We have some insane footage whilst on our adventure traveling the Philippines.
When we started our online journey, we had no idea what was in store for us.
We all had hopes of becoming financially free but would have never imagined our online business being able to support four young adults! Yes, we all quit our jobs and rely on our online business to leave the 9 to 5 for good and live a life of our design. So far so good!
Our business runs from a laptop and an internet connection. We don’t need to worry about getting back to work or asking for days off 6 months in advance. Instead, we live life on the edge 🙂 Hopefully this video I have in store for you will reflect this.
Camotes Island is the location of these amazing shots. I hope this gives you some inspiration to what is possible.
Hard work and dedication is the key to anything you want to accomplish in life.
Luckily for us, we have learnt how to automate our business and reach people from all over the world!
Hope you enjoy this video and would love some feedback !
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Sandrine – Co Founder of Lifestyle By My Own Design