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Remember.. There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Whether trying to balance work and life, running a marathon, working towards your dream, chasing after the kids or trying to make a marriage work, there are some situations we can find ourselves in where we want to keep going but really struggle to maintain motivation. We have to give every last drop of will-power and energy not to just give up and pack it all in.

In these situations. it's important to understand nothing is worth it if you are not all into it. Simply put.. take care of yourself first. We often find ourselves turning to mental tricks and prayer to try and convince ourselves to keep going. So what are some of the best techniques you can use in the moment to ensure that you persist?

Draw Inspiration from Simple Moments

You must have some good moments that you can look back at and smile even today. Majority of us have stories and memories that we can use to dig deep and find inspiration. Perhaps you had a parent or a friend who never gave up no matter what. Maybe you remember them challenging you to accomplish something and really believing in you. Or maybe you have a favorite movie or event that keeps its memory alive.  Either way, these sorts of thoughts and memories can help you to dig deep when you're really struggling for energy, commitment or will-power. 

If that doesn't work, try an inspiring music that lifts your spirit. Some people resort to their favorite song or a gospel track that speaks of trials and triumphs. Regardless of what it is, make certain it embodies you with peace and determination. 

Remind Yourself Why You're Doing It

Everything you do should have purpose and meaning. Remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing. Is it for yourself or is it for someone else. If you're working towards a dream then try visualizing yourself where you want to be when you complete the task. If you're trying to make money, that might mean imagining yourself on a cruise, on your dream vacation, or in your dream house. Use visuals to help make your goals more realistic. I always remind my clients to give deadlines to their timelines. Meaning establish a date that you plan to accomplish it and stick to it. 

Remind Yourself of the Consequences

If you don't accomplish your goals, what will be the price. Sometimes the stick can be more motivating than the carrot. If imagining yourself being highly successful because you did well isn't doing the trick, then maybe try doing the opposite instead and imagining what would happen if you had to give up. Imagine having to tell everyone you failed. Imagine knowing you failed… Especially after all the effort you've already put in! Failure isn't fun. However, it could be the medicine you need to achieve your goals. Failure has always been my greatest teacher. It's given me perspective that I am greater than that. 

Break it Down

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It's okay to go slow and at your own pace. The only race you are trying to complete is yours and nobody can beat you at that. If you're tackling what seems to be an impossible task then sometimes it can help to break it down into smaller milestones. Your goals will seem more achievable if you don't make the task look so big. Climbing a hill is more motivating than climbing a mountain. For instance, if you've dreamed of writing a book, then celebrate each time you add a thousand words and count how many units of 1,000 you have left to go. Your first book doesn't have to be long, but it should be worth reading. Learn more about how to write your first book here.

Take a Break

Taking a break requires you understanding Rome wasn't build in a day and great things take time. Sometimes the best thing to do is to take a step back and have a breather. A breath of fresh air ain't never hurt anyone. Your peace will help you to achieve moreso than your anger. Be strategic with your energy management and realize that a short time away can often yield better results in the long term. You will also appreciate the process and respect it more.

I hope these tips have helped. Accomplishing daily goals is essential for success. Realizing that you can't do it all by yourself and that it's ok to ask for help is necessary. Keep striving for what you want. Never give up on yourself. You are your greatest asset and your next level depends on it. Connect with me for daily inspiration and motivation on Instagram. Learn more about what I can do to help you in your business and goal setting here.  

Until next time... Blessings & Peace,

Nichelle

Mom Life is the Best Life

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Like any parent, I love my kids. There's nothing I won't do for them as they are the lifeline to my existence. Parenting is not easy, especially with boys.

 In my daily prayers, I thank God for choosing me to take the challenge. I pray that he keeps them safe when I'm not around. I also pray that who comes around them understand that I would do anything to protect their space. 

I gave them life and they gave me my life back. My two boys keep me grinding and on my toes. Even though they are young men now, I look back over their childhood and smile at every moment. My heart skips a beat everytime thry call me mom. 

3 Reasons Why I Feel Being a Mom is the Best Job

1. Kids give you the badge of honor. How you rear them, what you instill in them and who they turn out to be solidifies you and your character as a parent & a person. 

2. Kids are gifts from God. No matter what's going on in your life, when you lay eyes on the creation of God and what he's created for you, you have a different perspective on how to live better. They become your inspiration.   

3. Kids never know you didn't know what you were doing. As a mom, I tried my very best and I know I failed at some things. You try to do what's right but you never know if it's truly right. Nevertheless, you lead with your inner soul. As long as you give it your all and the kids are happy and it's the right decision, that is what counts. After all, they didn't ask to be here. Did they? 

At 18 & 20, my boys still give me daily joy. I thank God daily that I get to be their mom. Not only are they my best friends, but they are my ride & live and my determination to be better than I was yesterday. Mother's Day is everyday and everyday it's great to be a mother. 

I pray you are inspired to be inspired. They don't stay babies for long, but the job of a momma never ends. Forever my babies they will be. 

Make it a blessed & profitable day.. 

Nichelle