9 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself and Move Forward

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Are you feeling stuck in life? Are you not sure how to get the motivation to move forward? You are not alone. Many people find themselves in this position at some point in their lives. However, there is no need to worry. This article will discuss nine simple ways to get the motivation to move forward and achieve your goals. So, stay motivated and keep moving forward!

How to get the motivation to move forward?

Motivation is difficult to come by, especially when you feel like you’ve been stuck for a while. But it is possible to find inspiration.

What are the sources of motivation? Well, there are many sources of inspiration. Some people find motivation in their loved ones, while others may find it in their work or hobby. Finally, some people may find motivation in their religion or spirituality.

However, some people find motivation from within themselves. These people are usually the ones who are most successful in life.

Nine simple ways to get the motivation to move forward in life?

Think of a lazy morning you are lying on your bed. Yeah, I also love that time when I don’t need to bother with anything. But we don’t own a magical wizard. So, we need to take charge of our lives, and we need to move forward.

Getting out of procrastination takes time, effort, and willpower. Here I will share a simple 9-step process that I followed and made my habit with you. There is no single tip that works for everyone. Try these hacks and share which one worked for you.

1. Set a Goal

Ya, this is obvious. Everything starts with a goal. First, you need to define what you want to achieve. Without a goal, there is nothing to gain.

I always say this; life is beautiful for its limitations. A goal is something that extends your boundary, something that will challenge you.

A good goal is a SMART goal. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. It doesn’t need to be complicated as it sounds. Keep it simple to a time-bound one.

For example, I will walk for 30 minutes every day. This is as simple as that.

2. Commit to Your Goal

You know what you want to accomplish. Now commit to that.

Write it down on paper or notebook or your whiteboard. It is important. You will be able to check back and measure your progress.

Call your friend or partner, or family. Tell them that it is important to you because everything starts small.

Share your goal as an announcement on your social media. It’s not for showing off. Some people may laugh. Let them think whatever they want. Most of your social friends won’t care for your procrastination. On the contrary, they will love to see you achieve your goal.

This is important to motivate yourself. Social attention will keep you moving. Check the social profile of someone who loves cycling, hiking, walking in the morning, etc. They keep their friends posted on their regular activities.

Society keeps us moving.

3. Get Started

We have done a 5-minute goal setting and 15 minutes committing session. That’s enough to get started.

This is the easiest part of the game. Enjoy this is an exciting time. You are going to change yourself, and you will achieve a milestone that you set.

Start walking. Remember your first day at school. Remember the day you learned cycling. Those were fun. This is also fun. No matter what other people think, this is important for you. So keep moving forward.

4. Start Small

Everything takes time. So start small. You don’t need to walk for 30 minutes on the first day of hiking.

When you start something new, you may feel that you need support. For example, maybe you need a pair of jogging shoes, a mobile app to track your speed, etc.

Note those needs and make a list. Arrange those after some time. For now, just keep walking with whatever you currently have.

When you feel it’s enough for today, call it a day. It’s a big day. You have broken a vicious chain of procrastination.

5. Motivate Yourself

Turn on your motivation button. Yes, there is a button you have created to motivate you.

Call your family, friend, or partner. Tell them that you have done it. Share your photo on your social media. Show everyone that you are a man of the word.

Now, create another button to motivate yourself. Make a chart of your progress. It can be a mobile application, a spreadsheet on your computer, or just a pen and paper. Start your day with a look at your progress chart.

Then set 5 levels of your progress. Say, the first level is a daily 10 minutes walk at a go. The second level is 20 minutes and so on.

These levels are your limits. Crossing own boundary is the greatest motivation. You had that motivation visible when you were a young kid. You learned new things every day. Wake up that latent hunger, and it will be fun.

6. Keep Moving

Say you made the 8-minute walk on your first day and 10 minutes on the second day. Now keep that growing.

It doesn’t need to be growing at a 90-degree angle. But try to move forward regularly. Try – is the keyword here. Don’t regret if you could not hit 106 minutes after having a 105-minute walk-on last day.

But don’t go down to the last level. Once you have achieved a new level, you have made a new mark, a milestone. Practice for several days to make that level your usual level.

For example, your 4th level starts at 60 minutes, and your 5th level is at 75 minutes. The first time you reach the 4th level, it’s time to practice and make it a habit. Practice for several days targeting that 60 minutes mark. Gradually it will feel easier to walk for 60 minutes. Then you can move to the next target level of 75 minutes.

7. Reward Yourself

It’s not an achievement unless it is celebrated.

You have made a new mark on your goal; you have extended your ability limit. Celebrate that.

Watch the movie that you have wanted to watch for weeks. Then, go shopping, try a new look. Buy a new pair of shoes. Do whatever you feel suitable as a reward.

But procrastination cannot be a reward. Don’t skip a day as a reward. That is not a reward when you are losing a game. You have come this long way with the spirit that you will break your boundaries.

Share your celebration with your friends and family. This is time to get rewards from social media as well. The people who care for you, let them congratulate you on your achievement.

Remember, nothing is unique unless you make it special.

8. Make a Group

I believe you have already found some people with the same goals as yours. For example, when you start walking for the first time, you see other people walking in the same park. As you become regular, they will start noticing you.

Talk to them and make a group. But, most importantly, make it a formal group.

I don’t know how often you have heard this in your life from your teachers. Once again in life, make a group. There are many positive sides to creating a group.

It will make your goal more enjoyable. For example, suppose you are an introverted person; no need to form and lead a group if you don’t like it. But be part of a group. Every group has a few silent members. They are also part of making the group work enjoyable.

Share your achievements with your group members and check their achievements as well. This is another button for motivating yourself.

Don’t take it as competition or rivalry. You are not working for any single physical material. You are traveling together. So help and motivate each other to achieve synergy of your efforts.

9. Keep Learning

Learning should not be boring if you are interested in the subject. As you are making progress on your goal, explore the related areas.

For example, check the history of running as a game, the professional racers, popular racing events, etc. You might find the story of Fauja Singh inspirational. He has a marathon record of 5 hours 40 minutes at the age of 92.

We have grown up seeing heroes around us, starting from our parents as our first superheroes. As you keep achieving new levels, you need to know the superheroes in your field.

Motivate yourself once again to achieve more. At one point, the last challenge becomes your usual ability. Unfortunately, that makes you unable to move forward.

How to keep moving forward in life?

Many techniques can be used to help keep moving forward in life. One of the most important is setting goals and making a plan to achieve them. This gives you something to focus on and work towards, which can motivate you.

It can also be helpful to:

  • Find a role model or mentor who has already achieved what you want to achieve.
  • Talk to friends and family members about your goals and get their support.
  • Visualize yourself achieving your goals.
  • Break down your goals into small, manageable steps.
  • Set regular reminders to keep yourself on track.
  • Reward yourself for making progress.
  • Take action every day, no matter how small.

These are just some things that you can do to keep moving forward in life. The most important thing is to get started and take action.

How to motivate yourself to pack for a move?

Moving can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these simple tips, you can motivate yourself to pack for a move and make the process easier.

  • Start with a positive attitude. It may sound cliche, but having a positive attitude is half the battle. If you approach packing with a negative outlook, you’re sure to have a more difficult time.
  • Create a packing schedule. One of the best ways to stay on track and motivated is to create a packing plan. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t leave anything until the last minute.
  • Set aside time each day to pack. Dedicating even just 30 minutes each day to packing will make a big difference. The key is to be consistent and stick to your schedule.
  • Make packing a game. This may sound silly, but making packing a game can be pretty motivating. Challenge yourself to see how quickly you can pack certain items or see how few boxes you can use.
  • Get help from friends and family. Packing can be more fun if you do it with someone else. Ask your friends and family to help you out and make a day of it.
  • Hire a professional packing service. If you don’t have the time or motivation to pack yourself, there’s no shame in hiring a professional packing service. They can do all the work for you to focus on other things.

By following these simple tips, you can motivate yourself to pack for a move and make the process easier. So don’t wait any longer. Get started today!

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Conclusion

If you’re looking for motivation to move forward, there are many things that you can do. One of the most important is setting goals and planning to achieve them. It can also be helpful to find a role model or mentor, talk to friends and family members about your goals, visualize yourself achieving your goals, break down your goals into small steps, set regular reminders, and reward yourself for making progress. Take action every day, no matter how small, and you’ll be well to achieve your goals. Good luck!

Do you have any tips on motivating yourself and keep moving forward? Share them in the comments below!

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Kalpataru Biswas

Kalpataru Biswas is a writer with a focus on business and career-related subjects. He has been writing for various websites since 2018 and has more than ten years of experience in driving revenue through data-driven Sales & Marketing.

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