I give you 3 points that I believe play a big part in maintaining that motivation long term, I have read countless books, watched countless videos and these factors always crop up.
1: Dreaming and Visualisation
Dream big and dream brave, at no point should you stop dreaming, count your dreams if you like as goals it will give you a purpose and with a purpose you find the true meaning of life, by having these set dreams they will always be there to think about when the going gets tough, use them when motivation is low, recall why you got motivated in the first place. Also add in visualisation sit somewhere and think about your life with all your dreams becoming a reality, you need to trick your mind into believing it has already experienced them, now the reason to do this is so that you genuinely believe your goals are possible, when you truly believe in them your mind will automatically stay motivated.
2: Internal and External Factors
Your internal factors are going to be everything related to you and your thoughts, be nothing but positive, do not except the negatives that attempt to creep in the back of your head, shut them down, put them in their place, because if you do not they will overcome you and if that happens you will lose all motivation to continue.
The external factors are going to be everything that happens around you, are your friends inflicting negative energy, are your loved ones offering little to no support, is your partner giving you an ultimatum, you have to be very strong willed to overcome all of those external factors, for the most of us this will bring us down and in turn suck the motivation away, you must create an environment where there is nothing but positive energy, when you share the same beliefs and goals as others you will stay motivated
3: You have to make it fun
This is probably the most important out of the three, if you do not enjoy what you do, you will not succeed at keeping any sort of motivation, it is imperative that your dreams are yours and no one else’s, otherwise who are you truly staying motivated for. I am a big believer in doing something you love, we are not on earth forever so why waste your time doing the ordinary, if you love something that is a little different or risky then do it, as soon as you start doing what you love your motivation will sky rocket and in turn stay high.
It’s up to you to find out what your calling card is, go out and find it won’t you?
Personal Trainer | Fortitude Fitness