Do you ever find it difficult staying motivated because you’re working hard, doing everything you should, everything everyone else is saying you should do … but you’re not seeing the pay-offs?
I know how that feels. In fact, I’m sure most people would feel like that from time to time. Sadly, this is the reason many people give up.
They believe they just don’t have what it takes to succeed with this project. Or perhaps the system (whatever it is they’re doing to reach their goals) simply doesn’t work … or doesn’t work any more.
Or they think maybe they are just missing that ‘secret’ … the key that will make everything suddenly fall into place.
Because you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you don’t fit into that category of people who give up and that’s great. Too many people give up when they didn’t realise they were so close to achieving their goal!
There’s many reasons why things may not be working. It might be that you missed one important step. Or perhaps you think you’re doing everything right but aren’t yet experienced enough to see where you’re going wrong. Sometimes we can expect results too quickly and may just need to be a little more patient or realistic.
Whatever the reason, you need motivation if you’re going to keep going.
The video below is by Marie Forleo, an absolute dynamite when it comes to running a successful business. In this video she shares some proven tips on how to stay motivated – especially when the hard work isn’t paying off. I encourage you to watch this video and pay attention to its messages. Even if you don’t need help staying motivated now, these insights will come in handy at some stage of your business and life.
I hope you found that video as helpful as I have – especially the part about “focus on the action itself, not the outcome.”
Donna-Marie is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Author and Content Marketing Specialist. Through her business, Jacaranda Business Support Services, she has been helping other small businesses to grow since 1998, with a knack for teaching systems that allow business owners to increase profits while working less.
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