How badly do you want to achieve your goals? How much are you willing to sacrifice in the short term to gain in the long term? Are you motivated enough to keep pushing, even when times seem bleak and all hope might be lost?
When you lose your motivation, you lose the ability to achieve your goals.
Below are motivational strategies to help push you push through to achieving your goals.
Procrastination is one of the most evil culprits that make people fail in achieving their goals. It might not be easy at first, but through focus and reminding yourself constantly about your goals, you’ll eventually be thanking yourself for persevering. In pro wrestling, it’s important to stay focused and make time in order to advance your career to the things you may necessarily want to do.
Avoid unnecessary distractions
Staying motivated involves your ability to limit distractions. TV, Internet, cell phones, games, and excessive socializing count as distractions.
Face your fears
Being a slave of “what if’s” is definitely going to hold you back. If you have and have thoroughly laid out your action plan, then fear of the unknown shouldn’t hold you back.
What happens if so-and-so happens? What will I do if XYZ occurs? What if I lose my job? What if I can’t earn money?
These are thoughts that we should always try to avoid.
Watch videos that motivation you
Whether you’re looking for inspiration or motivation, a simple motivational video from someone who inspires you in and out of the squared circle, can go a long way. The best thing about this is you can do this just about anywhere.
We often work tirelessly towards our goals and eventually get burnt-out. As cliché as it may sound, a simple pat on the back really helps a lot, or in this case a simple motivational life story from other pro wrestlers is the way to go. Watch old footage of people you admire in the business to remind you of their road to the top.
Visualize your future
Once you have your goals, you can get and stay motivated by visualizing your future. What will life be like when you achieve your goals? Where will you live? Who will you be working for? What will you enjoy in your free time? What places will you travel to?
Spend some time visualizing your future by writing out a detailed description of how life will be like when you achieve your long-term goals.
What are you grateful for? It’s always to see things that we don’t have. Let’s change that by focusing on seeing what we have and being grateful about it.
Some people who are very successful are still so unhappy, while others who have so little are completely happy. How is that so?
Happiness is a state-of-mind.
Listen to music
One of the simplest yet most effective way of motivating ourselves is listening to good music. This works best when we are in the process of implementing or executing our action plans. Of course, it has to be the right music that fires you up. Listen to genres that inspires you to be productive, work out and that you love.
Learn to use the power of music to motivate yourself.
Make a daily to-do list
Create a list of action items that you should achieve in a daily, weekly or even monthly basis that will help you be better at your pro wrestling career. Celebrate success in a simple way to reward yourself for working so hard to reach your goal. Getting in the habit of creating to-do lists is an effective way to stay motivated towards achieving your goals.
It’s easy to lose track of our goals without a list.