You’ve heard the saying “Two heads are better than one”, and we agree! Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive and loyal friends is the perfect recipe for creating a motivational environment. Let’s take a look at some small ways that you and your friends can better each other and climb the ladder to success along the way!
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Most people are likely to tell you that their life goal is to be happy.
Many people will spend their whole lives trying to find what it is that makes them happy. The secret? It’s the old tried and tested formula of setting goals and achieving them. Sounds simple enough right? It is, but if you, like us, need some motivational tips to get you there, then we have of some helpful pointers below.
1. Find support
The start of a new year is the perfect time to make changes – because many other
people around you will be doing the same thing. Talk to family and friends about
how your respective resolutions are going – they’ll offer positive reinforcement and
push you to keep going.
2. Set realistic goals
Set yourself up for success by setting realistic, step-by-step goals – rather than
just one great big one. That way, each small goal will be easier to achieve – and
every achievement will give you the encouragement and feeling of progress you
need to keep moving forward.
3. Anticipate obstacles
You’re going to have obstacles along your journey – that’s a given. Make a list of
what they could be so you have a plan on how to deal with them when they show
4. Failure is good!
If at first you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again. Failing sometimes is
inevitable – but it’s the way we react to failure that matters. Giving things another
go after you fall will make you stronger, more resilient, and increase your chances
of success in the long-run.
5. Give yourself a pat on the back
Plan to reward yourself for your progress and you’ll have an even greater
incentive to stick to your goals. But don’t just limit rewards to achievements, and
make it about effort instead. Treat yourself every time you don’t give up when you
easily could have and your probability of success will be incredible.