Most of the time there is no mystery to success – it comes down to simply putting in the hours and the sweat. Sometimes, no matter how much you have accomplished, you can use a little help to keep going, a bit of motivation if you will.
First: Get clear on the end goal
The trick to keeping your motivation up through low points or exhausted periods isn’t any particular technique or idea, rather, it’s being really clear about why you’re doing what you doing. Don’tthink about it as hard work. Think about it as part of making yourself into who you want to be.
Also, take care of yourself physically
Sometimes the problem isn’t mental, it is physical. Your willpower can be all-time high, but if you don’t have the physical energy to complete your work, keeping your motivation up is still going to be difficult. So, make sure you get enough sleep and rest often.
No pain, no gain. It is a cliché, but there’s no way to expand your abilities without going outside your comfort zone. Struggling is a good sign.
Track your progress
Write everything down. If you’re serious about making changes in your life and getting in shape it is very important to track your progress. You can track your body by taking a picture or measurements. You can track your food, and all calories that you eat on a daily basis.
Have a plan, know what kind of results you need to get in order to be better today than you were yesterday, and then get there! As we have learned from the Spartans – “appearance is a consequence of fitness”. If you are focusing on getting stronger and faster, and you are consistently tracking your progress, you have a goal, take care of yourself you WILL get the results.
You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket – Arnold Schwarzenegger