Yesterday was my birthday! And do you know what I wanted to do most on my birthday? Take a wild guess….no that’s okay, I’ll wait. Just guess!
A shower. Yep. That’s it. A nice, long, super hot shower.
No interruptions. No one knocking at the door needing my help. No one screaming outside the door saying “He hit me!” No one crying outside the door for mommy. No one fighting or wanting a snack.
Yes, those are all true scenarios. With four boys ages 4 – 14, all of those things have happened to me before. All while I was (trying) to take a moment of reprieve, and not to mention, is a basic necessity to care for myself.
So that’s exactly what I did. And y’all – it was lovely. Seriously – all this momma could ever want!
No surprise that I’ve always appreciated the infamous quote by Zig Ziglar: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
So on point!
Do you agree? Let me know in the comments. I don’t want this to be a monologue – I much prefer a dialogue with you!
Lack of motivation is definitely a daily problem. Trust me, I’ve been there, many times. After the first couple of years being an entrepreneur, I was wearing out. I’d let my boundaries slip. I’d say yes to too many things and before I knew it, Mondays would come around and I would begin to dread everything I knew I needed to get done.
Doesn’t sound fun, does it? I imagine one of the reasons why you became an entrepreneur is that you wanted more freedom, time, and purpose in your life. That’s where the fun and excitement is!
So what if you could get back to waking up, excited for a new day, every day? Even on a Monday?
What if you weren’t dreading your to-do list, but rather looking forward to knowing you would be doing the right things for that day (and your list is no longer 10 miles long)?
What if instead you had the mindset of: “I GET to do this!”
No matter if you’re an entrepreneur, or you work a 9-5, or you’re a SAHM, this is your reality. When it comes down to it, you are choosing to do what you do. And you GET to do it!
I believe if you create goals that actually inspire you – you’d 10X your momentum. Therefore – every day you’d have the motivation you need to keep going.
That sounds great, right?! “But how do I do that, Jess?”
I’m so glad you asked because today I’m sharing a simple 5-minute exercise you can do to help infuse motivation back into your goals so you can make progress on the things that matter to you most.
Ready? Here we go.
Take a look at the goals you’ve written down for your year (and if you haven’t done so yet, go now, and write them down!). Then ask yourself the following questions about each goal:
- Why is this a goal for me?
- Does this goal excite me and inspire me to take action?
- When I think about completing this goal, how does it make me feel?
If you have trouble answering any of these questions, and if your answer to #2 is a no, I want to encourage you to re-evaluate your goal. It’s never too late to make adjustments to a goal, or simply take one off your list entirely.
Once you’ve made any adjustments necessary, set a reminder each day on your calendar (either on your phone or in your daily goal planner) to review your goals! You only need 5 minutes to do this and it’s the perfect reminder to 10X your motivation – every DAY.
BONUS TIP: Set a separate reminder on your calendar, either monthly or quarterly, and ask yourself the 3 questions to make sure the goals you wrote down are still something you want to pursue, or if you need to make any changes to them.
Want to go further with me on this topic? I’d love for you to join my new course: Get Back to Goals: How to 10x your momentum, get rid of guilt, & get your life back with goals that matter to you!
I love walking with you on your journey – and I can’t wait to see where you’ll go next! Leave a comment if you found this helpful and share it with me on my Instagram and how it helped you.