Article by: MaryEllen | Monday, August 21, 2017

By MaryEllen Tribby

Reaching your goals comes down to one very critical thing: staying motivated. Without motivation NOTHING will get done.

But realize that along the way you will have successes and difficulties. It can be tempting to give up when you face problems.

And the key is to continue building on your small successes to help you stay motivated.

The smallest success can be all you need to instill action. It’s what gives you a belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. When you face obstacles, look at the small successes you’ve achieved so far. Be proud of those successes and feed off of them.

Often the reason your motivation slacks off is from a lack of confidence or a feeling of overwhelm. You may be focusing on the big goal and secretly saying to yourself, “I can’t do this”. Instead, think of all the smaller successful steps you’ve already taken towards your goal, and then celebrate and honor them.

Maybe you want to lose 50 pounds. Instead of focusing on how far off that final goal is, look at how you’ve already changed your eating habits, started an exercise routine, and have lost 5 pounds. Looking at these small successes creates confidence in your belief you can succeed. Plus getting started is the most critical part and you have already done that. Something as simple as reading this essay is fueling your success right now!

So when first starting out, ensure early success. Choose activities you know you can do without fail. Gradually increase the difficulty of the tasks so you’re able to achieve them. If you’re new to exercising, for example, then start with a simple fifteen-minute walk or do one set of strength training exercises. Later, when you become comfortable, increase the intensity level a little bit.

Focus on what you can do each day.

The big goal is your guide to where you want to go, but it’s the daily small success steps you take that get you to it. For example, if your goal is to pay off debt, your daily steps should be to spend less while earning more. Here’s an example you can use. As a matter of fact, I just used this with my 18-year-old daughter, Mikaela.

Stop going to Starbucks everyday. Instead put the EXACT amount of money in an envelope everyday. Count that money at the end of the month.

Right now you may be thinking that $3.77 a day does not make a difference (as Mikaela did). Well $3.77 times 30 equals $113.10 a month! Now multiply that times 12 and you net $1,357.20 a year. And that’s just on coffee.

Now do that with everything you spend money on that you really do not need! That will be a VERY BIG result.

Do you see how focusing on the small successes along the way allows you to see big results? It builds your confidence to move to the next level, to take a bigger step.

Here are some more examples of ways to build on small successes:

  • If you want to lose weight, you move from buying a pedometer to walking 100 steps the first week. Then the next week you walk 150 steps. Each week you increase your steps each week, building on the previous week’s success.
  • If you want to write a book, start with one paragraph a day for a week. Increase your writing the next week to two paragraphs, then a page, increasing your writing time over time until you have finished your book.
  • If you want to eat healthier, start by eliminating one unhealthy food each week and adding a healthier version, then the next week replace another unhealthy food with a healthier version, and continue this successful system until you are eating only healthy foods.
  • If you want to be more organized at home or work, start by choosing one area (such as a desk drawer), then begin eliminating one unnecessary thing every few days, eventually getting rid of all clutter. By building on this small success you will have the confidence to organize other areas.
  • If you want to start your own business, find someone you trust and get his or her program. Focus on one piece of that program a week. Commit to making time for it by blocking out that time on your calendar. Within just a few weeks you will have learned strategies and tactics to put into action.

Staying motivated can be very difficult when you only look at the big picture. As you can see, a much better approach is to build on the small successes you achieve, adding more and more difficult steps as you gain confidence. Soon you will be achieving your entire goal and be ready to take on the next goal in your life!


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