Staying motivated can be very difficult at times. There are days where I have hundreds of ideas floating in my head, but cannot seem to find a way to execute them. Sometimes it is like the light bulb in my head all of a sudden exploded and the motivation I once had just fizzles away. For times of lack of motivation, which we ALL experience, we have to stay inspired and keep our eyes on the prize. Being inspired is a major driver when we want to complete daily task and reach long-term goals. Whether your inspiration is from music, people you admire, art and beyond, always going back to your inspirations will jump start you to get back on track.
1. Make a Manifestation Board
Believe it or not, I got the idea from one of my favorite shows GIRLS on HBO. In the first season of the show, Shoshana (played by Zosia Mamet) created a Manifestation board full of inspiring magazine clippings and quotes- Think back to middle school and high school when you used to make collages. Whether you use a cork board or use your fridge making a Manifestation Board is a great way to have a visual reminder stay motivated.
Reading can be a drag for some of us, but reading books by business professionals and celebrity autobiographies can wake up the motivation seed that is buried inside of you. I did not start to really enjoy reading until I was 24, I try monthly to have a new book and the books are mainly about business and fashion. If you are into technology- then pick up books about how famous software companies developed. If you are into sports – read an autobiography about one of your favorite athlete. What I love about reading is that it sends you to a different place and perspective, especially when I read books about how entrepreneurs started their businesses from the ground up. Even if it is an article in a magazine READ to gain industry knowledge.
3. Follow People Who Are Doing What You Want To Do
I love blogging and making YouTube videos, but at times I can hit a dry spell creating content. I literally spend hours daily looking at YouTube videos and reading some of my favorite blogs (ManRepeller and Michelle Phan to name a couple) to see trending topics. Feeding off of people within your industry or the industry you would like to be helps to get you motivated. For me it gives me the sense of “If they can do it, so can I.”