Motivation is often fleeting and while it’s important not to wait for motivation to strike there are a few mindsets that help getting and staying motivated easier.

In this episode, Martin reviews these strategies and shares his experience about what has helped when motivation was lacking.

A precept is understanding the critical importance of getting started. In order to give yourself a shot you must begin… sounds obvious but many never take that first step.

Next, making your vision as vivid and compelling as possible (prior episode) will help greatly!

Another key idea is self-efficacy which is the ability to create a desired result which creates momentum. This is best achieved when one follows The Habit Factor’s PARR methodology; Planning, Acting, Recording and Reassessing.

It helps to regard achievement as a process rather than a single event. This facilitates the most essential ingredient and perhaps a surprise one to staying motivated, patience.

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Resources

Willpower Math (blog post)

Three Habit Busting Tips – prior episode

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

Big Brothers Big Sisters