A change of season is often just what we need to get motivated. If you’ve got pipeline dreams, or you’re eager to adopt a more positive mindset, bear these motivational tips in mind.
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Stop dreaming, start doing
Do you dream of selling out concerts? Are you desperate to lose weight? Do you long to travel the world? Are you eager to start your own business? Whatever your dream, there’s no excuse not to try and make it work. Check out Nationwide Disc Duplication and send out some demos to record companies. Upload your music to social media sites. Draw up a healthy eating plan. Research flights and set up a savings account. Organize a meeting with your bank manager to find out about business loans. If you have a goal in mind, now is the time to start taking those first steps. Time flies. The last thing you want is to look back in a year or five years time and realize you’re in exactly the same place.
If you’re eager to make it in an industry such as journalism, music, PR or fashion, networking is key. Try and find out about events and go along. You can build up your contact list and find out about potential opportunities.
If your dream involves saving, be strict and draw up a budget. Set up a direct debit payment to your savings account. Work out how much you can afford to transfer each month. Cut back on luxuries, such as dining out and buying new clothes.
If you’re determined to lose weight or get in shape, join a slimming club or follow a healthy eating plan online. Sign up for exercise classes at your local gym, or learn to dance.
Maintain your focus
If you’re one of those people who gives it their all for the first couple of days before losing interest, you’re not alone. Try and maintain your focus and stick to your guns. Keep your eyes on the prize and work towards that goal. Steer clear of distractions.
If you’re desperate to succeed, positive thinking will help you reach your goal. If you go in with a negative attitude, you’re almost certain to fail. If you’ve got an interview coming up, for example, be confident. Sell yourself and your abilities. Convince the employer that you are the best person for the job. Keep your head held high, stay calm and focus on your strengths.
Nobody ever got to the top without a few setbacks along the way. If your demo CD gets rejected, don’t give up. If you read comments below your video, don’t dwell on one negative one among a list of positive ones. If you don;t lose weight one week, don’t throw the towel in. Work extra hard the next week. If you don’t get the job, look out for other opportunities. Learn from mistakes or setbacks and take feedback on board.
If you have a goal for summer, start working towards it now. Be positive, be confident, and stay focused. If you want something enough, and you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.