Things to remind yourself when you feel like giving up
There’s a reason why goals are called goals and not “things that happen in the first week of January.” Goals take time and effort to achieve, and it’s the challenge that makes the reward so sweet when you get to the end.
While there will be ups and downs along the way, it’s important to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing when you feel like giving up, or when life throws a few curveballs your way. Here are 5 things to remind yourself when you feel like giving up on your goals:
We all know when something isn’t working, but leaving it behind doesn’t solve the problem either. When you give up on one thing, it’s almost certain you’ll find another addiction to take its place.
If you want to achieve big goals in life, the journey can be long and difficult. It can take months or even years before you see positive results. It’s important to keep going no matter how long the journey is because one day, it’ll all be worth it. Your dreams are worth fighting for and they’re worth every effort that you put in now.
It sounds simple, but taking the time to picture yourself achieving your goals can be extremely motivating. While daydreaming is nice, try picturing yourself actually accomplishing your goals as if you were watching a movie and you’re the star. This helps because it makes your goal seem more real in your mind, and the more real it is in your mind, the more likely you are to act on it.
Reminders of your goals will keep them top of mind for you on a daily basis and help motivate you to keep going even when it gets tough. A good reminder can be anything from an inspirational quote that speaks to you, a photo of the end result that you want, or even just a sticky note on the bathroom mirror with an affirmation of what it is that you are trying to achieve. Just remember that reminders should have meaning for you personally so they will have the greatest effect!
Remembering why you started is one of the most important things to remind yourself of. This is what drives you to wake up every day and do what you need to do to accomplish your goals. You may feel like quitting because it’s not going as planned or because it’s taking a while but keeping in mind why you started will help keep that fire burning inside you.