Daily Quotes to Get Going-
” We do no great things, only small things with great love.”—Mother Teresa
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.”—Helen Keller
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”—Anne Frank
“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”—Churchill
“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.”—Henry David Thoreau
- Find inspiration. Inspiration, for me, comes from poetry, quotes and using others approaches who have achieved what I want to achieve, or who are currently doing it. I read other blogs, books, magazines, exercise and observe other people. I Google keywords like motivation, happiness and success stories.
- Develop a “trigger” This a mantra, quote or method for jump starting your motivation juices. Here is the simple method I use when feeling “stuck”: I focus on my goals for the day, accept my feelings (positive and negative) and then just start doing what I need to do.
Motivation is not a constant thing that is always there for you. It comes and goes, and comes and goes again, like the tide. But realize that while it may go away, it doesn’t do so permanently. It will come back. Just stick it out and find a way to keep moving forward. Your coaching assignment for this week is to focus on developing a goal and method plan for increasing your motivation for growth and sustained personal development.
Here are some tips to help you get started with getting “unstuck”
Start small Smart Steps for change and reward yourself for successes . If you are having a hard time getting started, it may be because you’re thinking too big. If you want to exercise, for example, you may be thinking that you have to walk or run an hour a day. This is not supported by research that says 10-15 minutes a day is good enough. Starting with small steps makes the goal becomes realistic and doable. Make your goal so easy you can’t fail. For example commit to 5 minutes of exercise a day for this week. Do it at the same time, every day. Just some sit-ups, or 2 stomach crunches or leg lifts and some jogging in place. Once you have done 5 minutes a day for a week, increase it to 10, and stick with it for a week. In a month, you’ll be doing 20-25. Finally, yourself at the end of the week with a treat or something special this will reinforce your new self. Good Luck and let us know how it is going.
My personal change goal is _______________________________________________________.
My method for triggering more motivation is _________________________________________
My reward for completing my goal is _________________________________________________.