Whether you’re trying to get healthier, advance your career, or hit a new milestone, it’s easy to get impatient. Things may not happen as quickly as you hope. And as you grow impatient, your motivation tends to wane. When you lack motivation, your goals take even longer to accomplish. And the longer they take, as a result, the more impatient you become. It’s a vicious cycle.
This anonymous quote reminds us that a key factor to success is simply not losing your energy and enthusiasm. Having the same or more motivation when your goals take longer than expected is not easy. It goes against what you would naturally feel. So here are some strategies to maintain and possibly increase your motivation no matter how long things take:
- Remember, the best things usually take time.
- Remind yourself of your why and write it down where you can see it every day.
- Visualize yourself having accomplished what you’re trying to accomplish and chase the feeling of accomplishment, not just the accomplishment itself.
- Try to enjoy the process along the way.