We’ve all asked the question: How does the motivator stay motivated when it’s obvious he or she is being beset with seemingly insurmountable obstacles? No matter who we are, we will all be granted a share of success and failure.
It’s easy to stay motivated when we reach one goal after another. We may even find it difficult to understand how someone can be down in the dumps when life can be so good to you. Then, failures, problems and obstacles enter your life and it’s not so easy to remain motivated.
Even the most renowned leaders and speakers must find a way to overcome these burdens and move forward if they’re to maintain success in both their professional and personal life.
There are many ways to overcome your obstacles and make your motivation continue to soar; but on the other hand, there is no one perfect answer for everyone. You must find the way within yourself.
Understand what’s causing your fears and your obstacles. The reasons could be tangible or they could be emotional. They could be real or imagined. Once you’ve determined what your fears are, ask yourself what is the worse case scenario.
If all of your obstacles and fears become reality what is the worse thing that could happen. When put into perspective, the culmination of these events probably would not be the end of your life or even your lifestyle as you know it.
Believe in your goals and yourself and nothing can stop you. Analyze what you’re striving for and what you and your company, or your family, will gain by achieving these goals. If you do not believe in what you’re doing then you’re on the wrong track and should return to square one for reassessment.
Take action quickly. Visualize yourself overcoming these obstacles and your triumph over them. Don’t put off positive action no matter how small and seemingly insignificant.
The smallest success that stems from your action instills faith and belief in yourself and your ability to succeed. Obstacles have many faces and we must decide how we can stare them down. If the magnitude of the obstacles is too large for you to handle emotionally, break it down into smaller tasks.
Remain cheerful and positive and watch the size of the problem diminish. It’s the old rule of mind over matter, or obstacles if you will. Refuse to let negative thoughts rule your brain.
Stay inspired. You can do this by reading inspirational books, or watching motivational video or audio courses. Your environment should consist of inspirational people and things. Our surroundings enable us to become what we are.
Obstacles are inevitable but how we deal with them is not. We can choose to overcome and be happy or we can be miserable. Don’t dwell on self-doubt. Are your fears realities or something you fear might happen if you fail to take proper action? Faith is instilled when you tackle the task.
One of the great motivators of our time is Margaret Thatcher who said, “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”