7 Important Things Nobody Tells You About Motivation

Motivation isn’t something you’re born with. It’s not that some people are naturally motivated and others aren’t motivated at all. The big secret is that motivation can be cultivated which means that you too can do something to improve the level of motivation in your life.

1. Starting small helps you get motivated
2. Having a reason “why” helps you stay motivated
3. Your vision of what’s possible helps you keep going
4. Habits are the fuel for motivation
5. Acknowledging your progress is critical
6. Your inner circle impacts your motivation
7. Failure can unleash your motivation

Virtues, V. (2017). 7 Important Things Nobody Tells You About Motivation. [online] Addicted2success.com. Available at: http://addicted2success.com/motivation/7-important-things-nobody-tells-you-about-motivation/ [Accessed 2 Jan. 2017].

How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

The Goldilocks Rule: Humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right.

If we want to break down the mystery of how to stay motivated for the long-term, we could simply say:

  • Stick to The Goldilocks Rule and work on tasks of just manageable difficulty.
  • Measure your progress and receive immediate feedback whenever possible.

Wanting to improve your life is easy. Sticking with it is a different story. If you want to stay motivated for good, then start with a challenge that is just manageable, measure your progress, and repeat the process.

James Clear. (2016). The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business. [online] Available at: http://jamesclear.com/goldilocks-rule [Accessed 29 Dec. 2016].