We’ve all been there. It’s New Year’s Day, and you have just finished writing all of your goals for the upcoming year. It’s exciting, it’s fresh, and it’s going to happen. We’ve all also been there too on December 31st, wondering where the time went to complete that list of goals. Sustaining our motivation can be a tricky thing for everyone. From the limited experience that I have, I would argue that unless motivation comes from within it won’t last.
Getting motivated is the easy part. The hard part is keeping with that goal every day until you see it through. That is why according to Forbes.com, 40% of Americans set New Year’s resolutions and only 8% actually happen. Why I am not an expert at this (looking at you goal to visit Mexico), I do have some ideas on how to generate lasting motivation to propel you to your goals.
Get a vision. Put your written goals into visuals. I have a “Vision Board” in my room. On this board I have cut outs from magazines, photos, drawings and print outs of...
Recently, Josh and I bought a house. It was a crazy, scary process that had enough ups and downs I thought it would never happen. The biggest problem, and a lesson I hope to share, was that I changed jobs right at the end of the loan. Did I know this was a problem? No. Is this a problem? YES! So first things first, never change jobs during a loan. But even with the job change, we managed to get the loan and close right on time.
Everyone told me that I shouldn’t have taken the other job because it messed up me getting the house. While it did cause some setbacks, and I still don’t know exactly how we managed to pull it all off, things worked out (thank you prayer). After everything was said and done, I sat back and thought to myself, did I make a mistake in changing jobs? Even if it had meant losing the house? While I will fully admit in the moment I swore to my realtor that had I know I wouldn’t have switched jobs. Could I have afforded to miss such an opportunity?