“Want to make your dreams come true? Just focus living your LIFE by living with PASSION!”. Great right? Yeah. We all think that’s great. But the problem is not living the dream itself or living with passion. That’s easy. The problem is the process UNTIL you can get to live with passion. That daily struggle we need to win.
In your path to greatness, after you gave your plan a chance and started executing it, and after you saw a preview of your success and tasted a few sparks of good results, you enter into that routine where your progress becomes slower and slower. And pursuing your dream feels harder.
Everyday. Every time.
And that kills our motivation. Fast.
Does this sound familiar?
At least that’s how everything works in life: Business, Fitness, Dieting etc.
After a time, you slow down and you feel like there’s nothing more ahead, no prize to conquer, no mountain to climb, no progress and no future. No true success.
But that’s deadly wrong. At this point, you have reached the level where you need to have HEART in order to continue because just brains, tools or money is simply not enough. Now you are stepping into deep waters where only the champions can swim. Champions will swim harder, survive and reach the promised land. And the weak…..well….the weak will drown…..in mediocrity and in their own bad feelings.
That’s why now it’s about heart! And by “heart”…..I mean MOTIVATION!
So I’ve written for you, part of my personal motivational hacks so you can keep going pursuing your dreams and N-E-V-E-R give up! They work beautifully for me and I hope this helps you stay driven.
Let’s cut to the important part.
Have a nice reading.
HACK #1: SET YOURSELF AN ABSURD GOAL AND FORGET FAILURE UNTIL YOU ACHIEVE IT
Is very easy to lose motivation after you work hard and see no results. Imagine that you’ve just invested a lot of money building your online store or your blog and when it’s ready, pretty and everything is set, you start losing that will power and you start to SLOW DOWN on your work. Daily. Hurts after that much effort right?
Relax, we all have been there.
So this motivational technique is very simple:
- 1. Define a huge goal and a fair deadline to achieve it
- 2. Keep telling yourself that you have NOT failed until you have reached that goal
I’ll throw you an example.
Let’s suppose you have a blog.
Now let’s suppose you are a beginner blogger or almost a pro-blogger.
And finally, let’s assume you have 100 blog posts on your Blog.
What you need to do is KEEPING telling yourself this:
Or….if you have an online store:
Surely this will help you when you are feeling down and it will drive you toward your goals faster. And when that TRUE inner voice tells you that you have tried it all, then you change tactics.
And then……START OVER.
Set absurd goals and work hard to reach them all. And ONLY then, you are allowed to judge your own work. If you are not there yet then you are not a failure. Crave that thought into your mind.
HACK #2: ONLY HARD WORK AND PASSION BUILDS A LEGACY
And by putting hard work and passion together, you are SURELY NOT wasting your time!!! When you are working HARD using your PASSION as a fuel you are building something you can’t see it yet, something that you can’t see the whole picture. And because of that, your mind keeps trying to anticipate the results so you can either celebrate or be prepared for the worse.
But this hack will kill this nonsense.
Just keep telling yourself this:
And what do you call that? That’s right: A Legacy.
You can’t build a Legacy without passion and without loving what you do because one day your motivation will expire because it doesn’t make you feel A-L-I-V-E! And whatever makes us feel alive is what really matters and that’s what you should be doing, at least in our free time. AT LEAST!!!!!!
HACK #3: WEAK PEOPLE GET THE LIFE THE WORLD GIVES THEM. STRONG PEOPLE BUILD THE LIFE THEY WANT
It’s easy to keep complaining that you are running out of money or that the economy is too bad but is HARD to wake up at 5am and go put your efforts to build the life you desire.
The business you wanna build…
The income you wanna have…..
Everything depends on the NOW and if you slow down and stop pursuing your goals guess what?
If you started to execute your plan, that’s already great. Execution is the key to any type of success in life otherwise, if success didn’t in execution and hard work, we wouldn’t give it too much credit. So, if you STOPPED your plan’s execution, you have:
- 1. Wasted your time
- 2. Wasted your efforts
Great right? And why? All those minutes and hours of your life were thrown away!!!!!! Just because INSTEAD of keep pursuing what you really want and keep working hard to achieve your dreams and your goals…..
You rather focus on what the world can already give you without asking too much in return.
That’s called mediocrity. That’s also called being comfortable.
And that’s also called average.
BUILD what you want!
WORK hard to improve your skills, talents, and natural gifts!
WAKE UP earlier to take yourself out of the life you hate!
You can’t stop and you can’t quit. When you slow down you increase your own pain. You must focus on the good and keep working on building YOUR OWN future paradise. But that future needs to be CONQUERED and nobody is going to give it to you. Nobody.
That future demands a certain amount of HOURS of hard work, of true effort, of studying, of pushing your limits and you must keep adding hours to your dream’s countdown. Every hour you can spend building your dream USE IT because it will worth every minute. Just keep adding hours. Every day.
Are you with another browser tab open and amusing yourself with silly things, and wasting part of your lifespan with something that isn’t going to move you toward your dreams? Think about that. Those type of things should only cover no more than 2 hours of your day. Seriously.
HACK #4: GIVE YOURSELF A FEW PRIZES EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE
Question: What makes us humans happy and engaged?
If you are working hard for a long time now and you haven’t experienced satisfying results you WILL lose motivation. That’s a fact because that’s how human beings work. PERIOD! If we aren’t seeing any progress in what we are doing, we tend to lean toward depression and we start giving up.
That’s why I taught you Hack #1. Because it cheats the “progression experience” and feeds us with that we need in order to be happy to keep going.
But this motivational hack is about another important thing for us: REWARDS.
You’ll have to give yourself a few rewards from time to time to cheat your mind and make it believe you are progressing which will boost your confidence and your willpower so you can keep going.
Have you achieved at least 80% of the goals of the month?
Ok. Then you can give yourself ONE — just one — prize, like:
- 1. A new pair of shoes
- 2. The enormous amount of 10 hours playing videogames
- 3. A day off for you to spend money like crazy
- 4. A big meal full of fat, candy and all thet things that makes us happy
The idea is tricking your mind UNTIL you achieve that final goal because for most people, if you haven’t achieved that goal yet, then you haven’t made any progress (which is not true remember?).
You’ll need a few rewards in the meantime my friend. Define a few for yourself and work for them! Don’t forget that you can’t cheat on this, the idea is to push harder and harder and when you are feeling down….give yourself a treat!
HACK #5: ALWAYS TRY TO SURPASS YOURSELF
Whatever your goals might be, it surely takes hard work. So when you are working to achieve those goals and live your dream life, you should always try to:
- 1. OUTWORK yourself
- 2. OUTSMART yourself
Work MORE than before and become SMARTER than before! Break your standards and always try to set new daily goals to move you faster in the right direction until you can’t put more goals in a day and you are only left with execution!
This will force you to acknowledge your personal limits and it will help you build a work strategy plan. I will simplify for you: if you can produce 3 high-quality articles per DAY you know that after 30 days, you’ll only add 30 quality articles to your Blog. By understanding your limits, you can measure how much work you still have to do and how much effort you still got to put into your goal in order to achieve a certain level of satisfaction.
If you are always trying to surpass yourself, you will reach your limits in a very short amount of time and this will probably reveal you some interesting data about YOURSELF! And with that data, you’ll probably search for new options to achieve your goals FASTER, which will ultimately help you speed up the process.
And guess what?
You are progressing like there’s no tomorrow and you’re worried about the right part of your life.
THE FINAL TRUTH: YOU’LL DIE
It’s amazing how people act like they are never going to die. They live their lives like they are immortal and they muffle their inner voices and keep living the life they hate. To live a dream life, you have to build it first. You can’t live in an apartment without the building is done, so you got to build the building FIRST to enjoy your work later.
That’s the rule.
You also need to understand that every day you postpone your hard work, one day will be subtracted from your ideal life and you are adding more days to the life you hate. Remember that.
Is your score like this?
Because the prize is right here:
If you stop working you stop the countdown to your dream.
Don’t waste one single day.