More often than not, we as humans look to create positive momentum in our lives by identifying one massive item that we can adjust to create change and generate motivation. The realistic approach is to take a bite sized strategy to achieve newfound motivation.
With that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of 15 simple things you can do to boost your daily motivation.
1. Identify and Establish a Long Term Goal
Motivation can feel as fickle as the weather man’s daily predictions. But there are numerous ways to boost your daily motivation and ensure that you are on a track of success in your pursuits in life.
When working to achieve that required boost in your pursuit, the first step has to be for you to create a long term, over-arching goal that you will start to work towards.
Rome may have not been built in a day but the idea of what it was to be had to exist before the end result ever materialized.
In the same way, you have to be strategic in creating a long term goal and then working to pursue relentlessly.
The hard part is figuring out the goal: The Surefire Way to Set Long Term Goals and Reach Success
The easy part? Activating that boost in your daily motivation (with the help of the rest of this list, of course!)
2. Target Milestones in Your Daily Pursuit
Keeping your long term goal in mind, the next step in this journey of keeping your motivation levels sky high is to create bite sized goals within the larger goal for you to pursue.
The simple but effective quote comes to mind:
“How does one eat an Elephant? One bite at a time.”
It may be cheesy but the general point remains true. You won’t have any luck losing 50 pounds if you are trying to do so in the span of a week. But if you create target milestones within the long term pursuit of being more fit, then you will experience the joys of the smaller victories that will lead you down the path of achieving that larger goal.
Those small victories will give you a powerful feeling of accomplishment and continue to transform your daily motivational levels for the better.
In time, those victories will compound and your motivation will only continue to grow as you continue to check off more of the boxes towards your overall goal!
3. From Checking Boxes to Cashing Checks
In creating target milestones within your over-arching goal, it is even more important to setup checkpoints within those milestones where you reward yourself for your efforts thus far.
As a parent, it can sometimes be much easier to get my child to comply with a request if I include a small prize for said compliance. We often encourage our daughter to brush her teeth after which we give her a tasty vitamin gummy, and this has helped establish a positive habit in her morning ritual.
If you have identified your target milestones, pick a few of those and add some kind of reward as a pairing with accomplishing that milestone. Much like pairing a delicious cut of cheese with a fine wine!
It really can be anything that you actually believe. It will help incentivize yourself to continue down your path of self-betterment as long as it helps to maintain your motivation, and doesn’t interfere with your long-term goal.
Keep in mind the reward shouldn’t in itself be a negating factor towards your long term pursuit