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July 31, 2012

Moody Style: Motivation

Hi everyone!  I hope that you all are having a great week so far.  I’ve been keeping busy with the new job and watching the Olympics.  I’ve been captivated by all of the Olympic athletes over the past four days and I’m astounded by their all of their achievements.  Every singe one of them has an amazing story that brought them to London and they are all highly motivated.  So, I started to think about my motivation and what keeps me going every day.  I’m sure that like most of you it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated every second of every day, but I’m going to share a few of my 5 simple tips that keep me going when I have a goal set in place. 

1. Set One Goal at a Time – I find that when I set too many goals at once, then I get overwhelmed. The end result is that I don’t focus on each goal with as much intensity as I should.  So, I set a limit and start small.
2. Find Inspiration and Post It – I know that it may sound silly, but creating an inspiration board for myself is a helpful reminder of what I want to achieve.  If I don’t have time to create a board then I at least write it down and post it on my fridge or on a mirror.  It’s good to have a daily reminder of the goal.
3. Share the Goal – I think that it’s important to let others know what you’re trying to achieve for two reasons - to help hold you accountable and also to gain support. When I trained for my half marathon earlier this year, my family and friends all knew what I was up against and they supported me 100% percent.  It’s a great feeling to have all of that support and love behind you when you accomplish the goal. 
4. Set a Date – It’s a simple step that often gets overlooked, but it’s a must.  Adding an end date to a calendar or creating a system to check on your progress will help build anticipation and add some finality to the goal.
5. Don’t Give Up – If you miss a day, a week or even a month, then readjust your plans and get motivated again.  There’s always an ebb and flow with just about everything that we do, so keep moving forward.

{Shirt: Anthropologie Draped Snail Tank;
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft Marisa Trouser Leg Pants;
Earrings: Anthropologie Small Change Earrings;
Ring: Banana Republic Turquoise Sunset;
Shoes: Gianni Bini Thong Sandals (old)}
What keeps you motivated? Do you have any tips that will keep you from falling into a slump? Have you been watching the Olympics?  Are you inspired by any particular athlete to try something new? Let me know in the comments!

12 comments:

  1. Watching the Olympics has reminded (yet again) to get off my lazy bum and DO SOMETHING!

    BTW, you in bright pink - fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I completely agree about the feeling the need to do something. After watching the track and field events this weekend, I'm motivated to start running again. I really want to lower my time and PR on my next half marathon!

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  2. stunning darling this top is so pretty and i love your jewerly !

    wanna follow each other on facebook and twitter ?

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog Hannah. I'll be sure to check out you blog later today.

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  3. I love your top!! :)

    It's been hard for me to get motivated lately, but the Olympics has definitely sparked a little fire under me. It's amazing at how dedicated these athletes are for 4 years and how well they perform knowing that the whole world is watching. :) I've enjoyed watching the games when I get home from work. I'm going to be sad when it's over. :)

    http://astyleinprogress.com

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    1. Thanks Trinnah! I'm going to miss the Olympics too. It's been really good this year.

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  4. I cant tell you how easily overwhlemed I get, which is why #1: setting one goal at a time has become the most valuable tip for me. Sometimes at night I aly in bed just listing and stressing myself over all the things I have to do. But when I do one at a time....i realize its not that bad after all.

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    1. I'm the same way Cynthia...I'm a big fan of lists and checking things off. It helps me feel like I'm getting things done but without too much pressure.

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  5. This is the first time I actually saw someone wearing the pink draped snail top and it looks FANTASTIC on you!! I love how your setting up goals too...I am learning lessons from you :)

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    1. Thanks Sayaka...I haven't seen anyone else wear this top either. I love the color!

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  6. Great tips! Beautiful top :) I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be sure to check out your blog later today.

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