Remember, growing might feel like breaking at first.
Here are some of my top tips on how to motivate yourself after failing. Because let’s face it, failing hurts. It’s how we deal with it, move forward, and learn from our mistakes that make us become resilient.
1. Return To The Bigger Picture
It’s easy to lose focus when you’re thoroughly working on the details. Down the track we tend to lose focus on the big picture, we then let that fire-fueling-feeling fizzle out and we lose our passion to continue, we say we’ll come back to it later.
You need to remember why you started in the first place. Whether that’s buying your dream home, finishing your DIY, or increasing your business revenue.
If things aren’t working the way you planned, be flexible to redirect your path when things aren’t going the way they were planned. Don’t let that stop you from achieving your goals. Focus on them instead.
2. Strive To Become Better Than Yesterday
Learn something every day. The world is a big place providing endless information on just about anything! It doesn’t matter how little so long as you have learned something new each day. Take a certain amount of time to read, write, paint, or dance!
Doesn’t matter if it’s a small action. If you’re contributing to growing you’re improving your life and your mindset. You are becoming better than you were yesterday.
3. Don’t Compare Yourself With Others
We are on our own paths. There is no need to compare yourself with others, it’s tempting and we all do it but it brings us no peace within ourselves. It causes envy, jealousy, and resentment. Instead, look up to them as inspiration. Ask yourself “what is it that got them to their goals that can help me achieve mine?”
We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.
— Max Depree
Everyone is fighting their own battles, it’s harder when we live in a technology world filled with sharing, posting, filming.
It’s not a race. Take one step at a time and focus on yourself, your path.
4. Growth Is Uncomfortable
Growing is uncomfortable but who wants to stay in comfort forever anyway?
Being uncomfortable is being fearful of the unknown. Fear is the driver to cease our progress to our goals.
Discomfort is the great enemy of courage. Choose courage over comfort.
— Bene Brown
Don’t let this stop you from achieving what you want in life. Face those fears! Reach out to those who motivate and inspire you. Own your path and go all in because trying is better than never trying at all.
Reaching your goals doesn’t happen overnight. Not every day will be amazing, it takes time, patience, and perseverance.
Take action, be flexible, and remember to rest when necessary.