In the beginning, there's often a lot of momentum around your goals. But as you progress, it's easy to get bogged down or discouraged. This video shows you steps you can take to stay motivated.
- [Instructor] They call it the messy middle for a reason. … When you're first starting out on a goal, … there's often a lot of excitement, … but eventually, reality sets in. … This is taking a lot longer than you expected … and there may be setbacks along the way. … It's easy to feel discouraged. … So here are three steps you can take … to keep up your momentum. … First, everyone has a preferred strategy … for knocking off goals. … Some like to tackle the hardest thing first each day … because it's satisfying to get it done … and everything else feels easy afterwards. … Others prefer to gather small wins … so you can see visible progress and feel successful, … even if that particular task isn't the most important. … If you feel like you're in a rut, shake up your strategy. … If you've been doing the hardest thing first, … go for a small win, and vice versa. … The changing routine can help pull you out of the doldrums. … Second, you're definitely not going to do your best work … if you're fighting nature. …
Dorie shares techniques that you can leverage to get clarity on what to prioritize, as well as how to take action when you find yourself unsure of your next steps. She explores well-known frameworks, including the Eisenhower matrix and the Pareto principle, that can help you become more effective. Along the way, she shares how to find the motivation to get yourself going, maintain your momentum, and make it all the way to your goal.