Many people think that they have to rely on themselves to stay motivated when striving to reach new goals. This is actually not true and there are many tools that you can use to make reaching goals much easier.
Some of the most popular motivational tools you can use include simple things like using blogs, journals, online calendars and planners. All of these things can really help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
A blog or journal can really help you plan out your steps to reach your goal. You can keep a daily or weekly journal whatever works best for you. Many people start off by using a weekly journal and then switching to a daily one. As they find that writing down accomplishments and struggles is really helpful, plus it acts as a reference incase the situation happens again.
Calendars and planners in all forms are available online. You can even download apps to your iPhone, iPad or other mobile device. This makes sure you can access your planner regardless of your location.
There are even apps that allow you to share your progress on places like Facebook and Twitter. You can even challenge your friends and family to friendly competitions. Plus this helps you set and achieve weekly goals, by incorporating a little bit of fun into them.
What motivational tool you use will depend upon your goal and your personality. You may enjoy writing and are automatically drawn to using a blog to stay motivated. Or you may be more of a private person and prefer the idea of using a planner or app for motivation.
You don’t necessarily have to make any of your writing or blogs public you can make them private and can only share with people you choose. Don’t forget that you can just use an online notepad or word processing software and create your own personal motivational book on your own computer.
Another idea is to record videos if this is something that appeals to you. You can record a video about your goals, achievements and ups and downs. Again, you can make your videos private or public.
Other great tools to use include using motivational videos and quotes. Videos are great to take with you as you can listen to them while you are on the go. Quotes are fantastic for placing on your mirror or fridge so you can read them every day. Quotes are good for reinforcing your goals and abilities on a daily basis, so don’t overlook using them.
In the end, you don’t have to rely only on yourself to stay motivated. There are a LOT of external sources to recharge your inner motivation!