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Find someone to hold you accountable

Instead of tracking your goals yourself, you can ask someone you trust to keep you on track with your goals. This can be a sibling, friend, partner, or even a professional such as a life coach or a personal trainer. 

They can be your source of motivation and inspiration.

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Force yourself to do things

Our mind has muscles. It memorizes patterns. By doing this over and over, you're building your willpower and self-discipline. 

Forcing yourself to do things that you don't feel like doing (but you know you should be doing) is a habit you can learn.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

Focus on the feeling you feel after doing something that you know is good for you.

  • The adrenaline rush.
  • The feeling of being fit and healthy.
  • The relief you feel after having finished a big project.
  • The pride you gain from an accomplishment.
  • The confidence you feel after having faced your fear.

Writing things down is a way to reinforce to our subconscious what we want. The more we tell ourselves what we want to achieve, the more likely we are to take action. 

Start with the habit of tracking your goals because tracking your goals is making a commitment to those goals. 

Rewards can keep us motivated. And if a reward can keep us motivated for 30 days, then we might have successfully changed our habit by then too. Pick a healthy reward for yourself. 

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Survival Mode
Most of our lives are filled with the non-essential and the trivial, as we are in the survival mode. Nobody is doing what they really want to do, as it is a social and cultural norm to live on other people's terms.
We try to break free from this cycle by goal setting and resolving to do something for ourselves but we sometimes fail miserably. 

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Align your Environment

Our surroundings play a key role in shaping our motivation and willpower.

We should keep in mind that we normally choose what is easy for us, instead of what is good for us. For example: If we have a stock of chilled beer lying in the fridge, we are more likely to drink it rather than having something healthy.

Consider setting aside at least 10-20 pages per day to read, especially if you have a busy schedule. This process will help you stay focused as you look forward to accomplishing your daily goal of a specific number of pages. 

Take out time to understand and engage in the reading process. This way, you’ll be open to learn and be able to transfer that knowledge to others when an opportunity comes.