If you are thinking about personal growth and development, then you are probably feeling as though you are stuck in a rut at the moment. Being trapped in a boring job that doesn’t suit you, or having a restricted social life can sap your energy as efficiently as running a marathon without training first. If you feel as though you won’t be able to succeed in any of the goals you have set yourself because they are too hard, or too difficult, then before you start on the path to self-improvement, you will need to take steps to work on your motivation and your energy levels. Boosting your fitness and your eagerness to overcome obstacles will make completing later self-improvement tasks that much easier.
Increase your positivity
If you want to achieve personal growth, then you need to start by changing your thinking. When you lack energy and motivation, it is hard to have a positive mental attitude, but you need to start your work here. Start by building up your confidence, and by looking forward to the future. When you have work to complete, stop worrying about failure, and start thinking about how you could succeed in the project, or steps that you might take to make that task better, easier, or more interesting. If you can teach yourself to look for the positive in all situations, then you can start to build your motivation, and improve your chances of succeeding.
Set your goals
Once you have a positive mental attitude, setting new goals should be easier. When you are thinking about the potential in all situations, you will often see opportunities where you didn’t realise there were any before. Goal setting is important in building motivation, because it allows you to focus your ambitions, and gives you something concrete to work towards. Choosing a direction for your personal growth will allow you to set the direction of travel and set aside parts of your life which are holding you back. Once you have a goal, you then need to commit to working towards it, pushing yourself forward in order to achieve those goals. Although it might seem like a lot of effort at first, with time you can develop your motivation so that each new goal encourages you anew.
Boost your physical energy
One of the biggest drag factors for your motivation is a lack of physical energy. This is a problem which is caused by irregular exercise and poor eating. If you have gained weight, or don’t do much regular exercise, then you are bound to lack motivation, and you could also be causing serious problems with your health and your self-improvement projects. You need to exercise and eat well in order to have the motivation to work well, and taking on the challenge of exercising can give you a big emotional boost, increasing your motivation and also making you feel better about the challenges ahead.
It’s vital to keep a positive mental attitude when trying to transform ones personal growth and development. Combine this with increasing your physical energy, increasing all-round positivity and setting achievable goals to give yourself the best chance at succeeding.