It really hurts when you fail. It can be especially painful when you’ve gone into your mission with all the best of intentions. Diets can be difficult to keep up, and there are always obstacles to all those exercise programs.
Perhaps you studied hard for an exam but didn’t quite reach the pass mark? Or maybe you’ve suffered a relationship breakdown, ending a long-term partnership? Now could be the time to stop seeing these things as failures and instead valuable experiences to draw upon.
Finding the motivation to try again, or carry on is hard. After all, we’re hurting. But there are several ways you can give your motivation a boost and this time, you might just make it all the way!
Friends and Family
Motivation can be high when you know that someone is trying the same things to achieve the same goal. This is why so many diet plans have communities. You turn up to meetings and help each other with your stories of success and setbacks. It can be highly effective. Of course, if the people you’re working with are friends and family, it can push you on more. Nobody wants to let down the closest people in their lives. Between you, realistic expectations can become the new goal to success.
Sometimes it’s really hard to see the little successes and triumphs when you feel like you’ve failed. If you keep a detailed journal, diary or blog of your activities and efforts, you can read back and find what works. Most importantly, you can see which of your activities seemed to have the most success. If you blog about it, you could be inspiring thousands of others as you attempt the journey to a better you.
More and more people are turning to life coaches to help shift their perspective of what’s possible. Websites like http://thecoachjimmy.com/ demonstrate how the different areas of your life could be enhanced with a few simple changes. If you think that there are parts of your life that need addressing in a positive way, a coach might be helpful. It’s handy to have someone on call to give you a different point of view. And you can soon be organized, focused, and ready to make positive changes for success.
Change One Thing
There may be times when you feel like there is too much to do. It’s difficult to scale back your activity and your expectation. But that is exactly what you should do. Change just one thing. It’s easier to focus on a single goal. And it’s also easier to monitor your progress. One small thing can make a huge difference to your life. It can also escalate and grow into other changes more naturally than trying to change lots of things at once. So go on, pick one thing you want to change, and focus your attention on achieving it.
It’s easy to get down when you feel that you’ve failed. You can choose to brush yourself off and try again. Or you might find something else to focus your attention on. Of course, when you start seeing your failure as a positive step toward achieving what you want, you may find the motivation to succeed.