1. WRITE IN A GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Make sure to include the actions you’ve taken towards your dream lifestyle in your gratitude journal. Review these entries whenever you feel like you’re not making progress. Notice how each baby step leads to another and that combined, reflect great movement.
2. READ EVERY DAY
Reading articles and books related to your goals may seem passive, but there can be huge growth potential from studying new material. You never know what inspiration or solution can be found in a published piece of work.
3. TALK ABOUT YOUR GOALS
Tell everyone you know exactly what your dream lifestyle entails. Soon, your friends and family will become your support group, holding you accountable to taking the actions needed to get you to a goal. Besides, the more you talk about, the more real it becomes to you!
4. BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
Goals are usually somewhat challenging. Don’t beat yourself up if a goal is taking longer than you expected. Go easy on yourself, as long as you are taking actions towards your goals, you’re on the right path.
5. DO WHAT YOU LOVE
Make sure that your goal is something that you really want to achieve — for yourself, not someone else. If you love what you are doing, the process is that much more enjoyable. Be clear about your goals when setting intentions and planning your actions.
6. PROBLEM-SOLVE CREATIVELY
Life didn’t come with a manual, neither do dreams and goals. We may think that reaching our destination will come from taking specific actions, only to discover those actions don’t work. Remain open and use your imagination to problem solve when things aren’t panning out as you’d hoped.
7. KEEP YOUR INTEGRITY
You may be offered an opportunity that lets you jump to the head of the line, allowing you to reach your destination much faster than intended. That’s great, if the opportunity is ethical and doesn’t hurt anyone, but could set you back in the long-run if the chance is from a place of manipulation or corruption. Do yourself a favor and hold on to your integrity.
8. CONNECT WITH A MENTOR
One of the best types of motivation is to find someone who has already done what you’re trying to do. Watch their behavior and mimic their actions. Mentors are living proof that what you are trying to accomplish is doable.