Getting motivated is sometimes easy enough to do, at least
for short periods of time, but staying motivated can be a
lot harder to do.
And when you add into the mix the presence of negative
people it is really not surprising that your motivation can
fizzle out despite your best intentions.
What can you do?
1. Do Not Discuss Your Dreams with Negative People
Only share your hopes, dreams and goals with people who
will be supportive of your plans. Making your dreams come
true is like tending to a garden.
You have to give the plants the nutrients, water and
sunlight they need to grow i.e. for you this means - the
resources, mental focus and energy to create something new.
And you have to pay constant attention to weeding and
eradicating bugs that will over run your garden if you are
not vigilant. i.e. protect your dreams from negative people
by not exposing your plans to their toxic words and
2. When You Get Stuck Seek Advice from People Who Can Help
Very often when you get stuck you will turn to whoever is
nearby for encouragement and advice. This can be a big
mistake if that person has no vision and a limited sense of
Only ask for advice from people who are qualified to help
you. When you act on good advice you know you are doing the
right things and staying motivated will be easy.
Whereas when someone with no relevant knowledge or no sense
of possibility advises you it makes sense to be unmotivated.
Why take action on bad advice? Why even try if that person
cannot see things working out?
Avoid this negative world view by carefully deciding who to
get advice from.
3. Switch Off Your Own Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts can be like a virus that just keeps on
spreading. If people around you are negative it is only
normal for you to lose a little of your own enthusiasm and
You may even start to have a few nagging negative thoughts
of you own.
One such negative thought leads to another, and another...
You need to switch off these negative thoughts ASAP or else
your motivation will fizzle away to nothing.
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