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10 Steps to Stay Motivated

10 Steps to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

Staying motivated is key to achieving your goals and maintaining a positive mindset. Here are some effective strategies based on rational optimism:

1. Set Clear Goals: Having a clear purpose gives you direction and focus. Write down your goals and commit to them for as long as it takes to achieve them.

2. Plan and Prioritise: Use a detailed, written plan to outline how you will achieve your goals. Prioritise tasks that add the most value to your objectives.

3. Positive Thinking: Maintain a positive mental attitude. Focus on what you want and believe in. Avoid negative language and thoughts that focus on what you don't want.

4. Use Affirmative Statements: Frame your thoughts and language in affirmative terms. Instead of thinking about what you don't want, focus on what you do want and how to achieve it.

5. Inspire Yourself: Manage your emotions by directing your thoughts towards optimism, confidence, and motivation. Remind yourself of past successes and positive outcomes.

6. Continuous Improvement: Embrace the Edison Success Formula. Define your purpose, formulate a plan, take action, gather feedback, and adapt. This cycle keeps you moving forward and improving.

7. Feedback and Adaptation: Be open to feedback and use it constructively. Criticism and setbacks are opportunities to learn and improve. Adjust your plans based on feedback to stay on track.

8. Impression Management: Be aware of how you present yourself to others. Maintain a professional code of conduct and strive for clarity, reason, and positive emotion in all interactions.

9. Energy Management: Maintain high energy levels through proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise. A healthy body supports a motivated mind.

10. Help Others: Inspire positive emotions in others. Helping others achieve their goals can also boost your own motivation and create a supportive environment.

By implementing these strategies, you can stay motivated, achieve your goals, and inspire others to do the same.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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