Sometimes, you set a goal for yourself and you achieve it through hard work and determination. It is a great feeling to have – whether it’s for those first few pounds, changing up a diet, or successfully completing an exercise regimen. However, it is at this point that you need to be wary about sustaining your momentum for success.
This is because sometimes, you may feel so comfortable with your current situation that you forget what it felt like to be on your journey. It feels rewarding at first, but know that there is still something else greater for you out there. There are still new goals to achieve and new paths for you to take.
As so, what can you do to keep yourself on track on your journey for a brand new you? Here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Remind yourself of your why
Remember when you first realized what you wanted to become? Or when you first had that enlightenment on what you wanted to get out of your life? Remember all the fears that you had? You took the chance regardless of the odds, regardless of the risks. This was because you wanted it. Because you needed it to move forward, you took the first step.
So, what is stopping you now from doing it all over again? Nothing at all. All you need to do is remind yourself of your reasons for going on your journey in the first place and all the wonderful benefits you’ll gain if you kept yourself focused on your journey. Go back to your why.
Make a road map
Make a clear and definite road map of where you want to go and what roads you should take to reach your goal. Your view of the end result might be clear to you, but the path you will take may be clouded from your experiences. You might also feel overconfident with your initial accomplishments that you might miss little warning signals. These thoughts, as well you know, will only ensure your failure. So, don’t walk on this new path blindfolded.
Remember to always think positively
Positive thinking is so important. This is especially so when you encounter challenges and failure. For some, failure is always be at the back of their mind, taunting them and trying to make them doubt in their capabilities. As so, instead of thinking about the negative side of failure, you should look at it with a new perspective: you have failed before and you survived it. If you survived previous failures, you will survive this other one. So, always think positively and you will surely always win in whatever endeavor you take.
Remember your support network
Failure isn’t always easy to swallow. It usually doesn’t like to be ignored. So, when you feel like you can’t sustain your momentum or when you can’t seem to shake that doubtful voice in your head, remember that you have family and friends who are always there for you to cheer you on and ensure that you don’t give up unnecessarily. They are your back up battery when you are starting to feel too exhausted to continue. So, remember to turn to them whenever you need to.
Sustain your momentum for success
Don’t hold yourself back from success. You have been there before. You can do it again. Just remember the lessons you learned from the past and continue to open your mind to new knowledge, and never let failure deter you from moving forward.
Your turn! Have you ever felt that you lacked momentum to push for your goals? What did you do to get back on track? Let me know in the comments below!