It should come as no surprise that the habits we form will determine our success or failure. After all, habits already dictate a lot about our lives. If we eat large amounts of food regularly and then not exercise, we can expect to have physical consequences to our actions. That is why it is so important to form good habits so that we can reach our fullest potential as the next generation of leaders.
What is even more interesting, is the fact that these same good habits can help us to stay motivated when it comes to realizing our goals.
Take Care of Yourself
If you have ever been sick then you know that it is impossible to be productive, or even to have a positive attitude when you are not feeling good. That is why it is so important to take charge of your health. Carrying extra weight not only bogs you down but affects your energy levels which in turn affects productivity. Setting up healthy habits such as going to the gym more often or making changes in your meal plan then will help you to stay motivated longer just because you are feeling better when your body is in sync. Your improved health makes this a win-win!
Revisit the Reason You’re Doing What You Do
When you make a goal, you tend to feel the initial surge of enthusiasm for it. Sadly, this motivation can wane over time. Build a habit that forces you to revisit the goal to bring the motivation level back up. If you are doing something that will benefit a specific group of people, plan to spend time each month with that group of people to remind yourself of the reason why you stay involved in doing what you are doing.
Being on top of things is a habit that not only keeps your boss happy, but also gives you a rush of dopamine to the brain. Make a habit out of being early or do things that help you think ahead; make lists that keep you on task, and ahead of the game.
Focus on the Small Stuff
If you are dealing with a huge goal, such as some serious weight loss, it is easy to lose your motivation when it feels like you are not making any progress. Having small goals gives you milestones to celebrate and boosts motivation. These kinds of goals come from small changes, like planning to eat a little differently, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Surround Yourself with People Who Motivate You
Vibe attracts vibe. If you want to be successful, start to surround yourself with successful people. They will help motivate you to do your absolute best to succeed in whatever your goal is. Building a habit of seeing these people on a regular basis will not only keep you motivated but has the added benefit of developing amazing personal and professional relationships that will help you on your leadership journey.
Building good habits is an amazing way to stay on track and reach your goals. The best part is, if you do it enough, you will wind up acting without thinking, making motivation an automatic part of your life. How amazing is that?
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