Get Motivated.

To make things you want to do or achieve happen, you need motivation. Motivation is what drives you towards a goal, gets you up in the morning, and keeps you working through a task, determined to succeed when things get tough. 

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Tips for finding/keeping motivation

Set goals. When you set a goal you make a decision to act upon what you want. This gives you a direction to focus on – one that’s measurable and has an end point; all factors which can help a person stay motivated.

Choose goals that interest you. You’re much more likely to stay motivated if you are working towards something that you genuinely want to do or achieve.

Find things that interest you within goals that don’t. Sometimes other people set goals or tasks for us that we don’t find interesting or want to do. So, try and find something within that task that does motivate you. E.g. ‘I hate maths, but it’s going to help me become a builder, which I want more than anything.’

Make your goal public. If you state to someone else you are doing something, or write it down, you’ve essentially promised to keep your word.

Plot your progress. When you are working towards something, it can be really motivating if you can see evidence that you are making progress. Draw or create a visual representation of how you are coming closer to achieving something.

Break up your goal. Start with easier tasks and work your way up to bigger challenges. Breaking up a task in your mind into achievable chunks helps build confidence.

Use rewards. Promise yourself some sort of reward each time you complete a step/task.