Waiting for motivation to hit before taking action is a recipe for nothing getting done or achieved.
The secret I believe is in the doing, not waiting for the time when you might start feeling inspired or motivated to take the necessary steps needed when it comes to achieving your desired goals. Taking consistent action, regardless of how you’re feeling is the secret to success and achieving your goals.
In this post I will give some tips on how it is possible to achieve your goals and take action towards them even when you are not feeling motivated in taking any action.
When I set a goal I set S.M.A.R.T, goals. S.M.A.R.T is an acronym which stands for “specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and timely”. This book goes into greater detail when it comes to setting S.M.A.R.T goals
The reason I set my goals using the above acronym is so that I can work out if my goals can be measured and I can act on them in a realistic manner and in a specific time frame. When I set my goals by using the above criteria, it helps me see that my goal setting is one that can be accomplished and is not just a pipe dream, making me more likely to take action and to take the steps necessary in achieving my set goal. One way that helps me in taking action towards a goal is to Envision Success. One way I do this is by creating a vision board. When I can visualize my goal in my mind starts believing that it’s possible in achieving and as a result, I am more likely to start taking the steps required to get me to my desired outcome. To me a vision board is a great way to see my goal clearly and it helps when creating my S.M.A.R.T goals.
Another tip is to experience small success. Setting smaller goals makes them quicker to achieve and as a result creates a snowball effect of success which results in creating the momentum needed to keep taking action when motivation might be lacking. I have found that the more success I experience the more my confidence grows and the more action I end up taking. Taking action daily- It is the little steps that we take on a daily basis that create our future. When you want to achieve a certain goal in your life, it helps to set the goal, track which are the steps that bring you success and then repeat these steps on a continual daily basis.
Motivation is something that I don’t rely on as a way to take action. Instead, I focus on what I need to do to get my desired end result and make them a daily habit.
I hope that some of the tips in this post will help in taking action that will get you closer to achieving your set goals. Actionable daily habit is the secret to getting things done, not waiting for motivation to hit.