Losing motivation sucks but let’s face it – it happens to everyone.

No one is motivated 24/7/365. But people that succeed at the highest level find ways to stay motivated even when they’d rather sleep in and watch TV.

Add these mindset shifts to your arsenal so you can smash through any difficulty and rise to any challenge.

1. Remember Why You Started | Mindset Shifts

Why are you doing what you’re doing? Is it to create a life for yourself, your family or enjoy life and travel the world? 

It’s vital to know why you’re doing what you’re doing, when things seem impossible and you have zero motivation, a strong purpose will drag anyone to their feet, ready for action. Without strong reasons, quitting is so easy. But quitting will never get you to the end goal.

Life is not always easy, especially if you’re chasing a huge dream or goal. There are bound to be struggles, ups, down, and setbacks. But that’s all part of the process.

Find time to step back and remind yourself of why you’re doing what you’re doing. Don’t focus on the little details, focus on the big picture. Talk about your goals and dreams with people you trust and who can help you remember why you’re on this epic journey.

3 Mindset Shifts to Stay Motivated When You're Feeling Lazy

2. Focus On What You Want | Mindset Shifts

As Maya Angelou said, “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” If you ask most people what they want in life they’ll probably have a hard time explaining it all.

But people that mission driven and ready to achieve something bigger always know what they want. You have to know exactly what you want, in as much detail as possible, to give yourself the best chance to succeed.

Focusing on what you don’t want has a way of making those exact things show up in your life. Find ways to prime your mind into a more positive state and focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want.

The clearer your vision, the more likely you can make it happen. Clarity leads to creating a clear action plan to go from A to B. Without clarity, it’s easy to feel like you’re not going anywhere and lose motivation.

Once you have that vision you can talk about it with trusted friends or family with passion, confidence, and excitement, because you know exactly what you are going after. This will build your self belief, gaining more momentum towards your goal.

3 Mindset Shifts to Stay Motivated When You're Feeling Lazy

3. You Must Recharge | Mindset Shifts

Success is a marathon, not a sprint. While you’ll need to move fast and take massive action at times, but don’t get stuck in the 24/7 workflow. This will lead to burnout which will kill your motivation levels.

If you think you need to work 20 hours a day this is going to be a recipe for burnout, discouragement, and apathy. Find ways to get people to help you to your goal, hire people, automate or simply take time to recharge.

Besides, what’s the point of working tirelessly to achieve a goal only to feel terrible, exhausted, and burnt out? Knowing when to put your foot down and when to step back is critical to success.

3 Mindset Shifts to Stay Motivated When You're Feeling Lazy

Final Thoughts

Success doesn’t happen overnight so quit expecting it to materialize instantly. If you want to reach big goals in 2019 stay patient and trust yourself.

Staying in the game for the long haul will take perseverance, patience, and belief within yourself.

Use these tips to stay motivated and push past the tough times.

Remember, the most successful people on the planet persevered when it was most difficult.

They were clear on their goals and with self-awareness, they made it happen.

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