Motivational Monday: Achieving Your Goals

Sometimes when we look at goals we set for ourselves it seems like we could never accomplish something so extravagant. This type of thinking is what keeps people unmotivated to do amazing things with their abilities and opportunities. Here are a few things to think about when striving for your goals.

Think about new ideas. Many times we find ourselves sticking to one way of doing things just because the one way we have found of doing something works. Even so, thinking of creative ways to solve problems or to complete the same tasks can make your life more interesting and get your creative mind flowing. This is extremely important to practice because it can help prepare you for future change.

Always come up with new goals for yourself. Sometimes the goals we have for ourselves become boring or uninteresting to us. Setting new goals for yourself can be a great way to keep your mind and body working for your ultimate goals. Simple things can make goals seem more achievable and more manageable.

When you have a dream or a goal, don't forget about it. Despite some goals becoming outdated or uninteresting, if your primary goal is to graduate college with a 3.0 GPA or to be promoted within 5 years, don't let yourself forget! Motivate yourself by using reinforcement tactics like a reward system or filling your room with inspiring quotes. If it is something you don't know how to reach, find a mentor! Mentors can help because many times they have been in the same position as you are and their knowledge can be encouraging and helpful!

Last, but certainly not least, do not forget to stay positive. Sometimes life gets in the way of your goals and ambitions. Don't let it get you down; learn to re-frame situations and seek to find the positive in each one. Staying positive is incredibly hard sometimes when all else fails, but it is empowering to allow yourself to overcome any obstacle with gumption and perseverance.

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