What you should know about success, failure and motivation

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We all want to be successful in our goals and celebrate small wins along the way.

Goals give our lives meaning and help us become better versions of ourselves. But have you ever tried to reach a big goal only to eventually give up? Have you started working towards your goal but over time felt that it’s just too high a mountain to climb?

As humans, we are built to naturally see the problems and easily punish ourselves for bad behavior. Poor performances are quickly condemned in our minds, and guilt can rise to the surface. Our mindset can bring us down when we feel we’ve failed, and this usually results in giving up on dreams and goals.

So here’s what you know about success, failure and motivation:

Motivation is the force, or lack of, that keeps driving you forward to overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve your goals.

Without motivation, you’ll give up after a few failed attempts, or even on the first tough challenge that comes your way.

Motivation is a flow. If you can create a self-sustaining motivation engine, you’ll be able to find more meaning in your life and enjoy every minute of what you’re doing, which will make your roles and responsibilities less of a chore.

The true driving force behind your motivation flow, is the innermost core, your Purpose. Your purpose is what differentiates the motivated from the unmotivated, the achievers from the underachievers, the happy from the unhappy.

Reflect on what drives you. Are you doing what you truly care about?

When something doesn’t feel right, take a moment and look for a different approach – tweaks to your current approach may both change your experience and open up new possibilities.

Always take small steps and recognize the positive progress made. This is how to keep yourself motivated in the long-term.

Don’t forget to reward yourself!

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