Are you tired of getting started with a diet and exercise plan with a ton of motivation… only to lose this motivation sometime after? There have been many studies indicating that most people give up on their diets within one to two weeks after starting. The biggest reason why? A loss of motivation. This is something that happened to me very frequently… and as a result, I wound up stopping and starting diets several times! The good news is that through lots of headaches and disappointments, I realized a simple plan to help me get and STAY motivated. With this plan, I had a ton of motivation to finish my program… and I still have a ton of motivation to stay living healthy for life.

When the hen house was finished I was aware of a certain vacuum – I needed a new project. I like to see tangible progress towards a meaningful end. So does most of the human race! A project with a sense of purpose generates its own energy and brings Follow me – the second level. And the greater the purpose, the stronger the energy.

1) Expose yourself to things that will inspire you. – Now days there are so many venues, which we don’t access, that will inspire us. There is inspiration in music, arts, culture and books. You can also seek out someone in your area, who is developed and skilled in the area of which you are lacking inspiration; which leads me to my next point.

There are simple ways to increase your motivation. For starters make sure you are getting enough sleep. It is difficult to be motivated to run a mile if you are still exhausted from work yesterday.

Now you’re all fired up with enough motivation to conquer the world – and your energy levels are through the roof! You leap out of bed in the morning and head to the gym. Workout finished you shower and head to the office, spending your day making every big deal your competitors can’t. You’re moving and grooving, rocking down the house and demolishing the obstacles that stray into your path. You head home and leave your spouse tired, sore and sporting a silly grin that just won’t go away. Life is FANTASTIC and can only get better…

My lifelong mission has been to inspire people… myself, as well as others. That’s why I’ve been drawn to pursuits in the arts – I’ve been a singer, an actor, and a writer throughout my life, whatever else I may have been doing for money. And I’ve been fortunate enough to make a fair amount of my living from my creative endeavors, too. This experience has taught me something about inspiration, the forces that work against it, and what it takes to kindle (and rekindle) your passion for work and life.

While you are motivating yourself don’t forget to reward yourself! Rewards are a great motivator. So don’t forget to give yourself little incentives on the way to your big goal.

Tell your brain what you want rather than what you don’t want and use positive language in the present tense. I am successful, rather than I am not going to fail. I am wealthy, rather than I want to be free of debt. I am a non-smoker rather than I am trying to give up smoking.