I'm huge on setting goals and planing. As much as I love doing both...I'm human and I'm not always up to the task. Some times I'm on a roll and other times not so much.

One of my strongest characteristics is determination. When I set my mind on doing something, come rain or high water, I must get it done.  Giving up is not something I do easily so it's very important for me to motivate myself to keep going.

I strongly believe determination, consistency and motivation works hand in hand to help reach a desirable outcome when it comes goals and dreams. Today on the blog,  I'm sharing five tips I use to keep myself motivated and accountable, on the days, I'm not so up to the task.


It's that simple. This applies to everything and anything. Waiting and over thinking makes it harder to do anything.

For example on the days that I don't feel like exercising, I'd tell myself to give it a 15 minutes try. If I still don't feel up to the task by the end of the time, then I'd stop. More often than not, once the music is on and I start moving my body, I do not stop. Before I know it, I'm still exercising 40 minutes later.


Yes! This is huge for me. When I don't feel like doing something, I write it down on a list. It really keeps me accountable. If it's something I really struggle to do, I'd put it up on social media. I find that once it's on the list and made public...I have no choice but to deliver. I mean who wants to been known as a liar? Not me...so my to do lists really motivates me on a daily basis to simply do what I said I would do.


Reminding myself why I started on a certain journey is a sure way to get the momentum needed to keep pushing forward. It keeps hope alive knowing that, there is something amazing waiting for me at the end of the tunnel. Going back to basics and reminding myself "my why" always puts me back in check.


Celebrating small wins is the best thing anyone can do for themselves when struggling to stay motivated. I celebrate every milestone no matter how little it is. I celebrated getting 1, 5, 10 subscribers just as much as I would when I get 100, 000 subscribers. I think it's so important because it  gives you hope to keep grinding.


No that's not giving up. Taking a break and giving up differ vastly. Sometimes we wear ourselves out all in the name of wanting to reach our goals. We get burnt out which can attribute to us giving up entirely. I strongly suggest taking a break periodically to avoid  that. Whenever I do that, I regroup, refresh and reshuffle my goals then come back with a new perspective to take on my goals.


I can't stress how important this is especially at the beginning stages.  When I first started blogging, I nearly gave up because I felt I was not getting the support needed. Blogging is hard, in fact starting anything from stretch is very hard. 

Most of the time, it's a "one man show" and it can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Giving yourself a pat on the back, rooting yourself on to keep you motivated is definately needed.  No one is going to do that for you especially in the infancy stage so do that for yourself as you keep grinding.

In closing, I hope this gets you motivated on the days that you lack motivation. As much as we love to motivate ourselves it's important for us to be clear that motivation alone will not, can not get us where we want to go. 

We need to have a strong conviction and rely on our daily habits and routine to get to our destination.  Daily routines and consistency always surpasses motivation alone, in my opinion. Developing those two habits combined with motivation and we'll be unstoppable.

Thank you and S.M.I.L.E.

S - See

M - Miracles

I - In

L - Life

E - Everyday