How to Stay Motivated!
How to Stay Motivated!
A few NABBW members, friends and even a family member have asked me, “What to do? How can I to stay motivated?” Ahh … the $64 million question!
People often say that motivation doesn\’t last. Well, neither does bathing -that\’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar
There\’s your answer! Zig Ziglar said it best. We have to renew our enthusiasm, motivation, Joie de Vie on a daily basis! I sip my morning coffee and think about where I\’m going, how I\’m getting there, and then I read something that fires me up and carries me through the day. (Once in awhile it\’s something I wrote! Major thrill that day.)
Motivational and Inspirational Tips
Sure to Send You Into the ‘Lite\’
Have a Vision.
The root of the word motivation is “motive.” The definition of “motive” is “A reason to act.” You need a reason to act. You need both an external and internal vision of the new you. You need to be moving towards a compelling future! What\’s your reason to act?
Motivation is not task driven. It\’s all about emotion. It\’s fire driven. You\’ve got to fuel your passion (just like you have to fuel your body and fuel your car!). You have to set yourself a goal that connects to an all consuming desire. What moves you?
The more focused you are the more results you\’ll be getting. The more results, the more motivated. It\’s called the ‘upward spiral.\’ Don\’t worry about getting dizzy. You\’re getting lighter and lighter. Keep on spiraling, Up, UP, UP!!
Build on Your Successes.
If you permanently remove a pound, be proud. When you drop a size, get fired up. Woohoo! Keep on going!
Acknowledge All that You Do Well.
We have a tendency to negate our wins by focusing on the minor slips of the day. If you said “No, thank you” four times. “Rejoice.” What else did you do today that was stupendous? (It could be as simple as filling up a bowl with fresh fruit for the kitchen counter. Filling the room with good energy.)
Read positive books (Our Lady of Weight Loss, for sure!), listen to good music, anything with a positive message. Fill your brain with stories of successful people. It will take hold. (Without question, do not watch the news before you go to bed.) Think positive!