When you set goals or take on a new hobby, do you usually get excited during the beginning and as time passes, you seem to lose interest? This happens to many people, me included. The one bad thing about having this cycle occur over and over again is that if you do not see things through the rough patches, you will never realize the ultimate success of being very good at a hobby or attain the highest level of the goals you have set. This could also affect your career as well, many people get really excited when they first start a new job, but as time goes by, they start to get bored from the same things that used to get them on a natural high. This article is about how I stopped this cycle of being conditioned to success and to not take my goals for granted.
DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO STOP GETTING EXCITED
Remember when you first set towards your new hobby or business goal and as you attain even the smallest of achievements, you get ecstatic with joy and you celebrate? As time passes, and you start to see the same results or it might have grown, but you don’t get as excited, you start to pay not attention anymore and look for more ways to instill newness in what you are doing. If your goals are tough to accomplish, when time passes, you also start to think to yourself that you will never achieve the original goal you set out to accomplish. You lose the steam and the desire as you once had. Now this could be applied to many different things you do.
What I did to keep my motivation and level of interest is to not take my goals and achievements for granted. You condition yourself by not caring about repeating the same achievements you have already accomplished, but it is just as important as it was the first time. For example, for bloggers, when they receive their first comment or review, they get really excited, then over time when more and more are given, the excitement level is not really there. I try to continue all successes I have and appreciate it if I can repeat what got me excited. Remember to celebrate the first times as well as the 100th time you did something or accomplish something. Its kind of like when we are healthy and strong, we don’t really appreciate each day as we are well and feeling great, but when we get sick or have pain, we wish for the days to return when we were feeling great. It is important to celebrate each day and appreciate what we have and what we accomplish. Don’t fall into the trap of taking things for granted and remember to show appreciation for all you accomplish.