5 Ways I Stay Motivated When I Don't Feel Like Acheiving My Goals

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and don't know how to proceed? or you just feel like not going on anymore? Yes I have been there many times, in fact I loose zeal, determination, and inspiration almost all the time especially when fear or feelings of doubt creeps in. May be you got rejected from something, or you received a bad news from home, or you can't even find enough time to work on your own projects because of how hectic your job is, or things didn't just work out the way you had expected it to be.

But you know, life happens and sometimes we begin to loose sight of what is yet to happen in our life, it's easy to loose motivation such times and not feel like even forging ahead with our goals because we begin to feel we no longer have what it takes to pursue that which we are supposed to achieve. Yes sustaining motivation can be that tough sometimes and there are no pills anywhere for it, but here are five things I do that is helping me these days stay really motivated.

1. I write it down: Studies show that when we write by hand, we engage our brains more actively in the process. It's very easy and simple, just write everything you need to achieve that day down, at the end of the day I get to tick what was done.

2. Visualize your successful outcome: What I do is to close my eyes and think about how my successful outcome will look or feel like. That is, I think about the benefits or the end result if I get to achieve my goal. There is this great feeling of joy and contentment one gets after achieving something worthwhile, I like to think about that before doing what I do and that really helps me get on track.

3. Share it with someone: Of recent, I discovered that when I share the thought of achieving a particular thing with my best friend, it motivates me to get it done cos she believes in me and holds me accountable to come through with it. You can tell a trusted friend about what you hope to achieve, and they could inspire to do it even better.

4. Change your environment: I somehow belief that your environment contributes a lot to how you behave, act, or do things. So sometimes when I loose the inspiration to do something, I get to leave where I am to somewhere else for a particular period of time. Sometimes instead of leaving my environment, I change how the place feels to suit my purpose. For example, I charge the atmosphere by playing instrumentals songs, worship and uplifting songs. I even seek inspiration by just sitting outside my house watching the beautiful green trees and birds quirking. Find what works for you!

5. Watch, Listen, and Read inspiring stories, speeches, podcasts and messages. I love to read and hear of stories that are touching and inspiring, it gives me positive vibes and stirs me up to do great thing things. 

So how do you stay motivated when you have set down goals to achieve? What gives you the reason to do what you do? Kindly share with me and other readers below:)


  1. Great post as usual, Naomi. Recently, I have been feeling so depressed and unmotivated to work towards achieving my goals. I hate being stagnant but fear can really hold a person back. I have also been watching a looot of motivational YouTube videos and podcasts. Currently reading a book on prayer (reading is my way of unwinding). I agree that we writing keeps us focused, I have always kept a journal and I am a music lover also☺️. So everything is right on point. Great post once again. We could use a pick me up every once in a while. Blessed be.

    1. Thank you Damilola. Keeping a journal really helps too but music is sure a faster way to unwind. We all feel afraid most times but dear it's okay to feel the fear and still do it afraid👌. This FEAR thing ain't real! God help us...


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