Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How To Stay Motivated To Reach Your Goals - (Part 2)

{To review PART 1 click here}

There are two types of motivation INTRINSIC and EXTRINSIC 

Today we are going to discuss EXTRINSIC motivational factors, and how you can utilize them to stay motivated to reach your goal.


Remove negative people and opinions from your world - negativity kills motivation!

I can't emphasize this point enough. Negative people, negative opinions, negative friends, negative thoughts - just plain negativity in general - will drag you down and keep you down (in life, and in creating and reaching your goals). It's time to build your life around different people and make NEW friends, if you have to!

You don't need time to waste on negativity, "Debby Downer's", and un-inspiring situations, friends, or people that you can control, and keep or remove from you life. 

(Make sure YOU are not guilty of being one of these people, too!)

Surround yourself with confident, successful, positive, motivational, and genuinely helpful, and kind people! They are going or are already were you want to be, and they know how to help you get there.


Tap into a positive support system

Find at least 2 friends or family members whom you know would be helpful in encouraging you, and will be a positive accountability partner for you. 

They will be there for you when you need someone to talk with, or call, and when you need a motivational boost to keep yourself on the right track!

1. Write down 2 people whom you would like to be part of your support system! 

2. Now call them, email them, or message them saying something like this:

"Hey, _______, I've just started on this new path to meet a goal that I am wanting to achieve, and would like to have some friends I can trust by my side. They will help keep me on track and be there for me when I need some tips or advice, or just a listening ear during this journey. It shouldn't take too much of your time - even if you are just available once a week for a few minutes to chat about my progress.

You are one of my closest friends, and I trust you, and really appreciate all of your positive support you have shown me thus far in life. Would you be willing to be one of my 'support'
 friends during this time? I would love to be able to also help support YOU with a goal you are interested in achieving over the next few weeks, too! I really appreciate your friendship! 

Thank you for being there for me - no matter what!

Talk to you soon - 

Warmly, _________"

"Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." 

~ Will Rogers

"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably."

~ William Penn (1644-1718)
Founder of 

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