Discouragement often leads to procrastination, avoidance, depression and giving up. In the past weeks, we’ve talked a lot about what causes us to be discouraged and a few ways to overcome it. Today I want to give you 3 steps to help get through your discouragement and prevent it in the future.

1. Have a Clearly Defined “Why”

Your “why” is your motivation for the goal you set. It’s the core reason for doing what you need to achieve it, and it’s what drives you to keep pushing forward. Once you have it clearly defined, put it on your computer where you’ll see it regularly, and write it on post-it notes to put in the kitchen, bathroom or the bedroom. Keep it written down (or keep pictures of it) wherever you spend the most time so that it serves as a constant reminder and motivator.

If you need help discovering your WHY, download the Free Wheel of Life Tool here.

2. Break Down Your Goals Into Bite-Sized Pieces

When writing out your goal, make sure that it becomes a detailed plan that takes you through the action steps you need in order to achieve it. For example, to achieve a big promotion, you may need to speak to a certain number of people, give a certain number of presentations, etc. Break down your goal into small steps that you can take daily so that you don’t become overwhelmed by the big picture.

3. Create Positive Affirmations for Yourself

An example of an affirmation for myself might be, “I love to get up in the morning, get on the treadmill and walk half a mile. It’s a great way to start my day and I feel energized and motivated after it.” 

The goal is to get our brains working with us to believe that we really want to do the task. Walking on the treadmill may not be my favorite activity, but the positive affirmations help me remember my end goal, and it’s worth it to go through the not-so-exciting steps to achieve it.

Don’t forget to find me on Facebook at The Success Journey where we’ll go in-depth on all of these topics, you’ll find the tools and tricks to help you reach your goals and I’ll be able to personally help you reach the success I know you’re capable of.

See you there!
Lorna Rasmussen

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