Practice Gratitude: Being thankful is one of the keys to a happy life. Too often we focus on what we don’t have ( YET ) instead of being grateful for the things we do. Part of my daily routine includes taking a few minutes out of my day to write down something I’m grateful for and it has helped tremendously.
Know Your Why: My why was simple. I’ve always believed in having more than one source of income and using my talents to inspire others. Your why is YOUR driving force, it’s the goal you want to reach. It’s whatever gets you out of the bed in the morning and pushes you to be the amazing woman you know you can be.
Make Time for Personal Development: This has been a complete game changer for me. Being a former teacher, I’ve done plenty when it comes to professional development in my career field, but I never utilized the same skills for my personal life. Waking up early to plan out my day has become part of my daily routine as well as taking a few moments to read something positive to fuel my soul.
Be Happy: Above all things choose happiness. Life is too short to not enjoy the things that put a smile on your face or spark joy in your life.
These are just a few tips that I use to help keep me motivated and living my very best life. I would love to hear from you and know what helps you stay inspired.
Fear of failure has always been a roadblock in my life. I have always linked failure to disappointment and I never want to disappoint my loved ones around me. However, lately I’ve had time to reflect on the last 3 months specifically and I realized this fear of failure was creating roadblocks in my life. So instead of focusing on whether or not my actions or decisions will disappoint others, my focus became walking in my own purpose.
Everyone has a calling in life; whether it’s to entertain, create, inspire or educate, we are all destined to strive for greatness at whatever we are passionate about. My come-to-Jesus moment happened while I was scrolling through Instagram one day. I came across numerous influential women doing amazing things with their businesses, brand, blogs, vlogs, and websites. I wanted that. I follow many of these women for inspiration/motivation but yet here I was too scared to step outside of my bubble.
As I continued scrolling multiple emotions came over me: doubt, envy, fear. Eventually all of those negative feelings gave way to realization and determination. Nothing was different between them and me except that they weren’t afraid to walk in their purpose. My fear of failure is what stopped me from attempting anything that was out of the ordinary, but once I understood my roadblock I created a plan to help me get pass it.
1.Be Fearless: it is okay to fail as long as you get back up and grind harder than before to reach your goals
2. Make your goals realistic: Try not to be one of those people who sets themselves up for failure by setting far-fetched goals accompanied by unreasonable timelines. I believe in setting small, realistic short-term goals that eventually lead into completing larger long-term goals. Short goals help keep you on track and motivated.
3. You are your Tribe: From a young age I learned to be aware of the company I kept because I could easily be judged by who I had around me. I had to be very mindful of my tribe. Surrounding yourself with people who are positive, inspiring and genuine will help keep you motivated while allowing you the chance to be supportive of someone else trying to reach their goals.
These are my go to tips that have been helping me stay focused and to continue reaching for my goals. What keeps you motivated and walking in your purpose? Leave your responses in the comment below!