3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated

Mar 11, 2013 by

If you’ve been reading this blog, received my emails or followed me on Facebook lately you’ve probably noticed some changes.   I’ve been posting a lot less recipes and such and a lot more simple tips and ways to make your life better.   I’m still cooking and such, but have been motivated to really help people improve their lives and the lives of all those around them.  That is the whole point of these Truly Simple Action posts.  It’s one simple action each week to improve your life.  I believe we all could make our lives a little better and that is what I am trying to do.

The thing about motivation though is that it doesn’t always last. It can come and go.  It can show up when you are not expecting it and it can be lacking when you need it.   So lately I’ve been really digging into finding motivation each day and trying to pass that along to others. If this is something you’d like to see, please visit my Facebook page.

Motivation is an awesome force to help propel you forward toward your goals, but we don’t always have the wind at our sails to keep us moving.  So this week’s Truly Simple Action is actually 3 simple ways to get and keep yourself motivated.

1. Move forward

Motivation requires action on our part.  We can’t sit back and wait to be motivated.  We can’t sit around and wait for the mood or the energy to hit so we can get going.

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You need to get moving.  Action spurs more action. If you are sitting on the couch thinking you should work out, you probably won’t. But if you just get up and get moving you may actually get something accomplished.  Just get up. Just get moving.  Do something toward your goal.  Move one inch closer to where you want to be and you will find new motivation to keep that momentum going.  This is a big part of these TSA posts.  Changing the world can seem like a daunting task, but if you set out to change just one simple thing each week to improve your life you will soon start to see real positive changes coming from those small simple steps.  Get started and the motivation will find you.

2. Surround yourself with people that motivate and inspire you

This is a big one for me.  You need to surround yourself with good people.  You need to find those that inspire you and encourage you to be awesome and be around those people.

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They may be friends, colleagues or others you’ve found online or in a good book.  Find those inspirational people and spend time with them.  I am currently at SXSW in Austin TX and one of my favoriate reasons to come to this conference each year is to be around so many friends and strangers who are all passionate about what they are doing and inspire me.  Find events and places where people who inspire you gather and go there.  Call up your friends who are positive influences in your life and make plans to hang out with them.  Surround yourself with motivated people and you will feel motivated.

3. Seek out motivation

The thing about motivation is that it doesn’t last.

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You need to seek out motivation.  It will not find you unless you are looking for it.  This should be a daily search.  Find those inspirational people, stories, images in your life and incorporate them daily.   Read some inspirational blogs.  Listen to a motivational podcast.  Play your best workout song as loud as you can when you get up in the morning.  Inject motivation into your day every day and let that energy move you forward toward your goals and dreams.

Today is Monday.  Let today be the day you take simple actions toward making your life better.  Go out and conquer it.

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If you’d like to stay motivated with me, please subscribe to my email newsletter to get new simple ways to improve your life each week and like my Facebook page to see some fun motivational inspirations throughout the week.

Ben…

Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:

 

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