7 Motivators to Help You Keep Going

7 Motivators to Help You Keep Going

It could be in the middle of an marathon. Or a big project. All of the sudden, you can’t seem to push yourself to keep going forward. You feel stuck – unable to shift forwards or backwards. You need a little bit of motivation to get yourself through. You don’t know what to do.

I bet we’ve all be in this situation at one time or another. You just can’t seem to find the courage or energy to finish. You want to, but the motivation just isn’t there at that moment. That’s natural. In the midst of a big challenge, we often convince ourselves that it’s okay not to finish, that it’s okay to stop where we are. In actuality, deep down inside, we really DO want to follow through. We want to cross that real or imagined finish line. We want to overcome that obstacle.

So, what do you do if you find yourself in this daunting situation? You have to dig deep within and find that inner motivation. That’s the only thing that can give you what you need to keep going. It’s not going to be easy, but the best things in life never are.

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get you through a rough patch or difficult challenge. These 7 motivators will push you to keep going no matter what:

12 Thoughts That Will Bring Clarity in Dark Times

12 Thoughts That Will Bring Clarity in Dark Times

When the cloud of melancholy descends on your life, which happens to all of us from time to time, it’s important to remember that the despair is only temporary. Though this is hard to do when you are in the moment, it’s a vital cornerstone in coming out of whatever hardship you face as a better version of yourself.

Bad things will always happen, there is nothing you can do to control that. What you can control is your attitude towards them and how you deal with each situation. Maintaining a balanced sense of good and bad, right and wrong, and positive and negative provides the leverage needed to propel you out of any troubles.

As C.W. Lewis once said, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” Check out these 20 thoughts that will help bring light and clarity to your life during difficult times:

Forming a Positive Habit in 7 Straightforward Steps

Forming a Positive Habit in 7 Straightforward Steps

Practice makes perfect, right?

If you ever played a sport or musical instrument as a child you probably heard that mantra over and over and over again. Because, after all, it’s kind of true.

The more you do something the more it becomes committed to memory and becomes part of your routine. If it’s part of your routine, you’re more likely to keep doing it. And the cycle continues. Simply, that’s how a habit is formed.

In theory this all sounds good. But it seems so much more difficult than that when you get down to actually trying to form a new positive habit.

We see these habits every day – losing weight, exercising more, becoming better at a specific activity – but we often don’t see the days, weeks and even years of dedication that goes on behind the scenes.

Take the Olympics as an example. The top athletes in the world come together to compete against each other. During that two-week period, we hear the media-ready stories of hope and encouragement, perseverance and determination, and dedication and a load of hard work.

Still, we generally focus on their moment of glory or defeat – glossing over the endless days of waking up at 4 a.m. to train in the freezing cold or the days when they thought they would never make it. It’s in those times that the most progress is made. That’s when their habits are formed.

It’s a gradual process filled with many steps. These are some of them:

7 Damaging Behaviors That Will Cost You in the Long Run

7 Damaging Behaviors That Will Cost You in the Long Run

We all have our vices. Regardless if we like it or not, they make us who we are at this very moment. Some of these behaviors don’t have resonating effects on our lives, while others can make a permanent imprint that can never be removed. It’s vital to be cognizant of any potentially damaging behaviors you’re doing so that you are able to correct them before they have a lasting effect.

Ignoring destructive actions can lead to an unfulfilling, unhappy life, rendering you incapable of achieving your goals. Nobody wants that. All it takes is a little self-reflection and willingness to alter your mindset.

Remember these 7 damaging behaviors as you move throughout life, ensuring that you tackle each issue head on so that they don’t cost you down the road:

12 Decisions That Have Resonating Effects

12 Decisions That Have Resonating Effects

Our decisions and how we approach our lives mean everything. It’s the way our stories get written, the way we leave our mark once we are gone. The choices we make now affect how we will be living in 10 years. The choices we make now create our destiny. Decisions are how you succeed, fail, learn, grow or move on. They are how we develop as people.

We’ve all had moments where we thought to ourselves, “If I only picked A instead of B.” When you look at some decisions in hindsight, you see why you made that choice at that time. It may not be right for you right now, but it was right for you then. Similarly, you may have wanted something to work out so badly in your past, only to have it slip through your fingers. At the time, it probably seemed like the end of the world. It wasn’t. You were able to deal with it and move on, and you’re a stronger person for that.

A few years ago, I was in contention for what I thought was my dream job. It was a sure thing – I was in. I was beyond ecstatic to start, eagerly waiting to find out all of the details. When extenuating circumstances prevailed and I realized that I wasn’t going to be starting in this new position after all, I was devastated. Looking back on this all now, a few years removed, this was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. This job was definitely not suited for my personality or work style. I probably would have been absolutely miserable. Funny how things work out.

There are times when you try to make a decision and feel like you just don’t have all of the supporting material to make an informed selection. We’ve all been there. When faced with a fork in the road, you have to decide which option is best for you, both at that moment and for your future. Certain things that may have been a good decision when you made them actually aren’t good decisions at all months or years later. That’s just the way it goes. You must make short-term sacrifices for long-term needs and visa versa.

As you move through life, you must always look at the big picture when you are making tough decisions. Check out these 12 decisions that have resonating effects:

Why Living Life to the Fullest Should Be Your #1 Priority

Why Living Life to the Fullest Should Be Your #1 Priority

Living life to the fullest is often easier said than done.

Ever wake up in the morning and totally dread what the day has in store for you? I bet you that most of us have felt this way at one point or another.

Some mornings it feels like there is no point in getting out of bed. You feel better about yourself, safer and more comfortable snuggling back under the sheets, holding them over you tightly. With that mood, how are you even supposed to begin living life to the fullest?

It may seem like a daunting task at first. Start to break everything in your life down. That’s where things should begin to become clearer. Simplifying your life down to a basic list of likes and dislikes gives you a black and white view into what needs to be done in order to achieve fulfillment. It may not necessarily be what you think would be fulfilling. Every person will have a different outcome. And that’s okay. You have to choose what’s right for you.

But the reason for all of this work is simple – if you aren’t living a full and satisfying life, what’s the point? We all have a limited time here. It should be amazing.

6 Questions to Discover Your True Purpose

6 Questions to Discover Your True Purpose

Robert Bryne once said, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” You may not consciously realize it, but, unless you’ve have already found your calling, you are always seeking your true purpose in this busy life.

Your purpose can be anything, from achieving success, becoming an entrepreneur and having a close family to making yourself and those around you happy, helping those less fortunate and expressing your creative side. It doesn’t matter how noble or selfish your purpose is – it is meant to satisfy you and only you. This is your life after all.

It’s daunting to just decide that you want to discover your life’s calling.  If you need a little guidance and self-assessment, check out these 6 questions to help you discover your true purpose in life: