Everyone loses motivation at some point. You get tired, you get discouraged or you just run out of willpower. In those moments, it can be easy to give up. Those who refuse to push through the obstacles, however, will never achieve their goals. Getting back up on your own isn’t always easy, but a little encouragement can go a long way toward helping you back up. When you find yourself running low on willpower and wanting to give up, check out these phrases to keep you going when you lose motivation.
“If you can remember why you started, then you will know why you must continue.” – Chris Burkmenn
Most people don’t set goals at random. They don’t just wake up one morning and decide on a whim to learn a new language or master a new skill. There is a reason that they want that skill or to speak that language. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started in the first place. The reminder of why your goal matters can be enough to get you to continue putting one foot in front of the other. If you want to break down and eat that cupcake, go take a look at that new suit you want to wear to your best friend’s wedding. If you feel like giving into a craving for that cigarette, remind yourself of how much you want to be healthy, stop coughing and feel better. Remind yourself why you started, then pick yourself up and keep going.