1. Remind yourself that you still have options (even if they aren’t all that appealing at the moment).
2. Focus on those few things that are going well (even if you have to scratch your head and really, really think!)
3. Decide what you can do … and then just take the next small step. And then, when you’ve done that, take another tiny step.
4. Admit how you are feelings; admit your greatest fears o fight, and persevere.
5. Let go of all the oughts, and the musts and the shoulds. Demands and expectations will only wear you down.
6. Ensure your life is balanced – and make sure you make the time to relax, have some fun, to chill out, and have a laugh.
1. They don’t just talk – they act
2. They force themselves to experiment with lots of different experiences
3. They do spontaneous, crazy, fun things
4. They care about others – and act to make a difference in their lives
5. They’re a person, not a resume
6. They try, make mistakes, then get up and try again.
Who you were, who you are, and who you will be are three different people.
1. Knowing deep inside that you are good enough.
2. Believing you can do it, and believing you can make it.
3. Choosing to be grateful when you feel like complaining.
4. Choosing to hang in there when you feel you’ve had enough.
5. Knowing each new day is a true gift and fresh beginning.
6. Valuing others, and treating others well.
7. Investing in people instead of chasing things.
1. Stop asking everyone else for permission.
2. Stop seeking to live up to other people’s expectations.
3. Listen to your head, and your feelings, and your heart.
4. Be willing to take risks and to try what interests you.
5. Don’t give up too early – and don’t assume you’ll fail.
6. Give yourself permission to always be yourself, to be genuine with others, and to carve out your own path.
Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.
4. Creative thinking
5. Being thick skinned
6. Knowing who you are and what you want from life
7. Setting clear goals – and going after them
8. Staying focused
10. Passion and a zest for life.
1. Visualize yourself succeeding. Imagine what you will be doing, how you will look, how others will be reacting or relating to you, how you will feel …
2. Break your main goal down into lots of smaller, more manageable pieces. Then, just do “the next thing”. Don’t get bogged down by everything you still have to do!
3. Remind yourself that every tiny bit of effort, and work, counts. It all adds up and makes a difference in the end.
4. Make a start – even if you’re just committing yourself to doing 10 minutes of something you don’t want to do. Often the hardest part is overcoming the initial feeling of dread or inertia.
5. Put on some of your favourite upbeat music. That can help to get your moving, and also change your mood.
6. Get a friend – who also wants to improve their motivation – to join in the commitment to see this project through. It’s easier when others are hanging in there with you – and you also keep each other more accountable.
Sometimes we can’t find the thing that will make us happy, because we can’t let go of the thing that was supposed to.
1. Take some time out to recuperate. You can’t keep going if you’re running on empty.
2. Take a step back to try and gain perspective – as sometimes we can’t see the woods for the trees.
3. Attempt to take stock of the current situation. Evaluate what you really want and need.
4. Try to re-evaluate your current strategy. What things are working and what things should you change?
5. Don’t be afraid to change direction if you need to. Sometimes that is the best thing – and it opens up new options.
6. Push through the dip – as we all lose momentum. But if you keep on going, you will get there in the end.