I set challenging goals. I clarify my priorities and focus on meaningful activities. I am specific about what I want to achieve, and excited about reaching my potential. My sense of accomplishment grows. I enjoy the positive changes that I make in my life.
I take a first step. Big projects become manageable when I start out gradually.
I track my progress. Evaluating my actions helps me to focus my efforts. I keep a log of my activities. I ask others for input. I make midcourse adjustments.
I prepare for setbacks. When I feel tired or run into complications, I remember that success could be right around the corner. I keep plugging away even if it means taking a fresh approach.
I seek inspiration. I read success stories about others who have dealt with dilemmas like my own. I tell myself that if they can do it, so can I.
I reward myself for my efforts. It may take a while for me to lose weight or complete a degree. In the meantime, I create things that I can look forward to like a night out at the movies or an exotic piece of fruit.
I celebrate small victories. Each success keeps me coming back for more. I can see that my modest changes are starting to add up.
Today, I jump out of bed eager to greet the day. I feel enthusiastic and energetic about plunging ahead.
1. How can you make your own momentum?
2. What is one inspirational quote that motivates you when you are feeling low?
3. What is the relationship between motivation and commitment?