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You may have high aspirations and want to make a difference with your life. You may struggle to stay motivated and on track though. Following the proceeding suggestions will help you get to exactly where you want to be


One of the very best ways to stay motivated is to read motivational books and articles. There are so many fantastic motivational speakers and writers that can help you achieve your goals.

You can also watch short videos and even inspirational movies of individuals who worked hard to realize their dreams. Great examples include: “Pursuit of Happiness,” “McFarland USA,” and “Hidden Figures.”

Write Out a Plan

Have a written plan as to how you are going to achieve your goals. Write out “to-do” lists to keep yourself focused on what needs to be done and the steps that need to be taken. Review your plan and your lists often to keep yourself on the right track.

Vision Board

An artistic and engaging method of staying focused and motivated is to make a vision board which exemplifies all of your goals. Keep this vision board with all of its symbols, quotes, and phrases of everything you are striving for where you can see it every day.

Keep Moving/Stay Active

When you are feeling lethargic and unmotivated, it may be in your best interest to get some exercise. Go for a short, brisk walk around the block, engage in some yoga exercise, or go to the gym for an hour. Getting moving may get your creative juices flowing and energize you enough to get you a second wind. Make a point to get plenty of exercise and do not spend too much time sitting or standing in one place. Stay active and you will find that you will be ready to take on almost anything. Your energy and motivation levels will remain high.

Limit Social Engagements

Getting out and interacting with others may get you going but sometimes it can be too much of a good thing. For example, you may be working on a short film and find yourself attending so many media meetings, film premieres, and other events, that you lose sight of what you are trying to do. It may become necessary to limit these social engagements even though they are relevant to your hobby or career.

Limit Social Media

If you are not careful, spending too much time on social media can drain you of precious time and energy. If you must check your messages on these sites, limit yourself so you still have time to work on your goals and aspirations.

Staying motivated can be a constant monitoring of one’s self. Don’t let your motivation levels drop because you are not paying attention. Realize that to get what you want and to where you want in life, you must stay the course.