Word of the Week: Strive (How To Stay Motivated This Year)
verbmake great efforts to achieve or obtain something.
Motivation to Strive
To kick-off a new year of motivation and striving to accomplish goals, here are some of the most influential voices speaking on striving. No matter what your goals are this year, there is always time to improve and learn new things.
Write down your dreams, small and big.
According to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, writing down your goals on a regular basis can increase the chances of achieving your goals by 42%. The key to writing down your goals is to write specific details and review them consistently.
While this is a common suggestion for achieving goals, why does taking small steps actually help us strive for what we are trying to do? Slow progress doesn't necessarily mean no progress. For many people, reaching their goals might actually be a process that requires them to accomplish many smaller goals along the way. If your goal seems too big to reach, try breaking it into pieces that you can realistically work towards.
It's been suggested that what keeps most people striving towards their goals is actually seeing that first "win". When you celebrate your stepping stones, you're associating positive behaviors with the results you're seeing. By keeping track of your progress, you can more easily see the victories that are often overlooked. But don't stop yet! Let these celebrations motivate you to continue to work hard to achieve your dreams.
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