The Dream

Motivation to work towards the dream

Motivation is something that I must admit I can sometimes struggle with for almost everything in my life. This can be especially true when it comes to working towards the dream of ‘Chateau du Bralee’. It is hard to find the motivation needed because the dream can sometimes feel like it is impossible to achieve and I often cannot see how I will ever get there with all the other demands that life has on my time and my money. However, I honestly do believe that if you want something then you will keep on working towards it, no matter how difficult it is.

Everybody has a dream and if it is something that you want then I believe that you really should keep on working towards it. I know at times it feels impossible and you will need to really work hard to find the motivation needed to keep on working towards it. There are many things that you can do to help keep yourself motivated. Here are my top tips:

  1. Remind yourself of why you are working towards it – by doing this you can remember why you are putting all the effort in and what the end result is. This will really help you get there. I remind myself that it will improve my quality of life and the opportunities that I can offer to my daughter.
  2. Break down the journey into smaller steps – a big task can be really daunting. Sometimes it is such a huge thing that it can feel overwhelming and the only way you can manage it is to break it down into smaller chunks. This can be especially helpful on goals that are personal such as weight loss or getting out of debt. Taking baby steps and working towards 10% of this goal makes it much easier to achieve. For my dream, I am going to write a business plan and break it down into small monthly goals that will each edge me closer to the ultimate dream. I am hoping that by only having one thing to achieve each month I won’t lose motivation.
  3. Celebrate every achievement you make towards your goal – Every time you reach a target you have achieved something. Don’t dismiss it! Celebrate it and be proud of yourself for getting one step closer to where you want to be.
  4. Look back at how far you have come towards achieving the goal. It can often be hard to see how far you have come when you are working towards something because you are so focused on where you want to get to. Sometimes it can really help to look back and see just how far you have come. It will remind you of all the progress that you have already made and make you even more determined to keep moving forward so that you don’t undo all the hard work that you have already done!

So whatever your goal, just remember: YOU HAVE IT! Go get them!