We have about six (6) more months till December 31, 2008. On this day I will look back at 2008 and celebrate the goals I had achieved. One of my goals for 2008 is to stay motivated in achieving my goals. Ever since I started TSP, I pray to God for His direction and guidance in everything I set forth. Proverbs 3:5-6
I will like to share an article from one of my top productivity and inspirational blog, Zenhabits.* Just to take note that I stalk this blog everyday.
Twenty ways to get me stay motivated
#20: Chart Your Progress – I will be using a GTD tool to track my process.
#19: Hold Yourself Back – Slowly track my progression by motivating myself that I can do more.
#18: Join an online (or off-line) group to help keep you focused and motivated – I will be attending a montly PUG group to stay on track.
#17: Post a picture of your goal someplace visible – I will be placing a picture of my next house on my refrigerator, bedroom, and workstation.
#16: Get a goal buddy – My wife is my goal buddy.
#15: Just get started – On track.
#14: Make it a pleasure – Photography is my passion
#13: Give it time, be patient – Always patient
#12: Break it into smaller, mini goals -1st photography mini goal is to win a wpja photojournalism award and my images to be published in a wedding magazine.
#11: Reward yourself Often – Maybe travel to Vegas again?
#10: Find inspiration, on a daily basis – The Bible.
#9: Get a coach – Lifetime spiritual and motivational learning.
#8: Have powerful reasons. Write them down – Write my goals in plain ink and on paper.
#7: Become aware of your urges to quit, and be prepared for them – It comes seldomly but I found a way to overcome them.
#6: Make it a rule never to skip two days in a row – Never give-upon your goals.
#5: Visualize your goal clearly, on a daily basis, for at least 5-10 minutes – I am very good at this. I can see myself achieve my GOALS
#4: Keep a daily journal of your goal – I need to add this section to my blog.
#3: Create a friendly, mutually-supportive competition – I do have friendly competition.
#2: Make a big public commitment. Be fully committed – “Create a blog and announce to the world that you are going to achieve a certain goal by a certain date.”
#1: Always think positive. Squash all negative thoughts – Deleting all negativity and squashing all negativity.
*Article from http://www.zenhabits.net that was posted on 17 February 2007. It was modified to fit my blog.
Great post and very motivational! I work towards almost the same things myself! Thanks for posting this 🙂
Thanks for sharing this. I love the fact that you pray to God for guidance and direction as he is the first and foremost artist and by him, we are able to succeed. Like Onada, I work towards these goals and list them down as well.