8 Things Successful People Do To Stay Motivated

What do successful people do to help keep them motivated? Here are 10 steps successful people do to keep motivated:

1. Set short-term goals

Create short-term goals that are to the point. Something that is tangible that is within your reach I mean what mini, more focused, goals is it going to take to get you there? Set baby step goals you can achieve to feel good and get to where you want to go.

2. Make a plan of action

Successful people know what it takes to reach their goals, and they create a plan of action that will serve as the roadmap to get them there.

If your goal is to create a business plan, your plan of action should include writing a summary of your business ideas, researching your competition, looking at different strategies, researching different finance options, etc.

3. Have an accountability partner

Share your goals, or even your calendar, with a friend or someone you have chosen as an accountability partner. It will get you moving to have someone continually check up on you or ask how they can help or you how you’re doing with your action plan.

4. Schedule things

Feeling like you don’t have enough time can be overwhelming, and it can really halt your motivation.

The trick to staying motivated and getting things done is scheduling. In fact, many successful people don’t use to-do lists, they live by their calendars

Break down your day into hourly, 30-minutes, or even 15-minute intervals and schedule everything. I mean everything. Pencil in time to exercise, relax, run errands. It may seem tedious, but your schedule will really help structure your day and get things done.

5. Avoid negative situations  

Everyone has setbacks. Sometimes people can even completely fail. But successful people don’t let setbacks stop them. Instead, they reframe the situation and look at it differently.

Rather than spending time reflecting on what they did wrong and how they failed, they spend time thinking about what they could have done differently and how to improve and get back up and move forward. Give yourself time to reflect and start again, it may turn out better then you could have expected before you had the bump in the road. 

6. Have fun

If you’re not having fun, chances are you aren’t going to be motivated to do great things. If you take everything seriously, you’re going to start resenting your goal and may even discard it completely.

Aim to get things done faster and more efficiently. Take time out of your day to watch a funny TV show, video online or get outdoors for a walk. Adding some fun, and humor, to your day can help keep your motivation going and keep your positive energy flowing.

7. Write down everything

Motivated people write things down because ideas don’t stay in our minds for very long and you never know when an idea will actually be great. Writing things down reminds you what you’re working on, and working towards by helping keep yourself organized.

8. Meditate

Take as little as 10 minutes a day to meditate. Meditation has been known to help lower your stress, improve performance, clear your thoughts and make you more productive.

Sitting for 20 minutes in peace and quiet, focusing on nothing but your breath, will do wonders for your productivity and motivation. You can download the app headspace which I use to help keep you on the path and make it easier to meditate. 

Motivation is a funny thing. It comes and it goes. But the people that succeed remain motivated and keep working toward their goals,