How to Stay Motivated In A Storm

As a Brisbane Motivational speaker I get quite a few speaking jobs around the subjects of resilience, motivation, and accountability.

Coming from a sales focused and sporting background I would have to say that motivational speaking topics are my favourite.

Personal motivation is important to achieving almost all of our personal and professional goals. Because some results do not come as good or as quick as we expect, it is easy to lose faith and be discouraged sometimes, but this article outlines 3 ways to help you stay motivated in order to achieve your set goals.


  1. Break your goal down into smaller tasks

To stay motivated, it is recommended to break your goals down into smaller, more task-oriented goals and then, set realistic deadlines for each of those tasks. Because you can easily manage each individual task as a unit, this method will prevent you from getting overwhelmed by trying to do everything at once and you can avoid feeling like you have achieved nothing for so long.


  1. Keep track of your goals

By breaking down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks, it becomes easier to track your progress and ultimately inspire you to stay motivated. By setting, realistic short-term and long-term goals, tracking your progress becomes simpler and you can always find motivation to work harder and keep going. On the other hand, if you see that you are behind on your goals, it may also give you the extra push you need to get you back on track.


  1. Prepare for failure

It is easy to be discouraged when you have only aimed at succeeding, so it becomes inevitable to keep a determined mindset should things fall through.

Everyone fails sometimes. If you fail to meet your set goals by the deadline, do not be discouraged. Use it as a fuel to work harder at achieving them. Do not dwell on failure, just accept it as a part of life and continue working towards your goals in spite of it.

Furthermore, it is also important to surround yourself with people who inspire you to stay motivated and help you work harder.

I spoke at the 2019 National VET Conference yesterday at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The theme was “Innovate Activate Educate.” I challenged the 1200 strong audience to  connect with their passion and use the God given skills to keep focused and never give up.

Motivation is the force that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviours. It is what causes us to take action, whether to grab a snack to reduce hunger or enroll in college to earn a degree. The forces that lie beneath motivation can be biological, social or emotional.

A motivated person takes action and does whatever is needed to achieve his or her goals.

Motivation becomes strong, when you have a vision, a clear mental image of what you want to achieve, and also a strong desire to manifest it. In such a situation, motivation awakens inner strength and power, and pushes you forward, toward making your vision a reality.

When there is lack of motivation and incentive, you either get no results, or only mediocre ones, whereas, when there is motivation, you attain greater and better results and achievements.

Compare a student who lacks motivation and who hardly studies, to a student who is highly motivated, and who devotes many hours to his studies. Each student will get absolutely different grades.

Lack of motivation means lack of enthusiasm, zest, incentive and ambition, whereas the possession of motivation is a sign of strong desire, energy and enthusiasm, and the willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve what one sets out to do.

A motivated person is a happier person, more energetic, and sees the positive end result in his or her mind.

At the conclusion of my presentation I challenged my audience to take some action and look to further improve their personal development by signing up for my coaching and mentoring programs and eLearning materials.

Whether its a Keynote Speaker, Corporate Speaker or Motivational Speaker that is required for your next event.  I am happy to customize any and all my presentations to meet your needs.

You don’t get what you want in life….You get what you work for!