We all lose our focus and motivation from time to time, even on important things. Because of your busy life or other factors, your burning desire to reach a certain goal or achieve a desired result can quite easily slip away. Be aware of the following things that may cause you to lose your focus and motivation on the way to success.
1 – You experience a drastic lifestyle change.
Health problems, a new job, the birth of a baby – these are all major lifestyle events. No matter how dedicated and motivated you are, life sometimes gets in the way of you achieving your dreams and desires. To be successful at any major achievement, you’re going to have to negotiate all kinds of things along the way. This includes any major lifestyle changes you may experience.
2 – You are not seeing results fast enough.
The sales page promised it all, the sun, stars and the moon. With great excitement you leap into the whole process and press the magic buttons. You are so fired up and motivated that you expect to see results immediately. However, some things do actually require time before significant results are realized. One way to keep from losing motivation if you don’t believe you are seeing results quickly is to break down your major goal into smaller chunks. When you see small victories occurring, it gives you the motivation to keep moving towards your major goal.
3 – You have lost focus.
Following the purchase of the newest thing to be emailed to you, you forget what you were doing yesterday which was – the newest thing. Focus is required for any major achievement. Focus is also a huge part of motivation. When you are laser focused on a desired result, nothing stands in your way. Unfortunately, many things can make you lose focus. Try to identify focus-roadblocks before they appear and you can always keep on track, and in the intended direction. Do one thing well, and then look for a new ‘thing’.
4 – Your original motivation came from an outside source, not from yourself.
putting your goal achievement on the back burner. Find some way to provide your own motivation for whatever it is you’re trying to do. This usually means discovering the “Big Why” that is at the heart of your efforts. Why did you buy that new thing? It promised easy profits in a short time? It will probably take longer than anticipated, but your financial motivation should remain.
5 – Your priorities have changed.
Sometimes a lack of motivation occurs when you have a change in priorities. This can sneak up on you, and is not always a conscious action. You may plan to pay off all of your credit cards by a certain date. You develop a schedule, take action, and are well on your way to making that happen. Then you lose your job or your vehicle breaks down. It is obviously okay to take care of these important priorities when they arise. Just don’t put off getting back on track when you have the ability to do so.
So focus on doing one thing until you have done it well. Then when it is making you what you think is a reasonable return on your investment, and then try something new. This should give you the motivation to go on with your life. Just remember this when you look at the next new thing to be dangled in front of you.