9 Ways To Instantly Boost Your Motivation

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC Salina Group BR00224198

It’s tough to stay motivated all the time. Life has ups and downs, and getting caught in a negative spiral of thoughts is easy. When you’re feeling low, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Fortunately, you can do some simple things to boost your motivation instantly. From changing your environment to setting small goals, these nine tips will help you get back on track and achieve your objectives.


  1. Finding Your “Why”: One of the most important steps to staying motivated is having an apparent “why.” Why do you want to achieve this goal? Knowing your purpose is critical to keeping your motivation levels high. Your purpose should inspire and motivate you to keep pushing through. Once you know your “why,” it can help boost you to focus on what’s important and keep you from becoming distracted or disheartened. Another great way to stay focused on your goal is to make a vision board. You can include pictures, quotes, and goals to stay focused on the big picture. This can be updated anytime and is a great way to refocus when you need extra motivation.
  2. Aligning Your Actions With Your Goals: Once you’ve identified your “why,” it’s important to ensure that your actions align with your goals. This means setting measurable and achievable goals, as well as taking stock of your progress on a regular basis. If you feel like you are consistently falling short of your goals, it’s time to reassess. Change your approach slightly and focus on small wins to ensure that you stay motivated and on track. It can also be a good idea to enlist the help of a friend or mentor. Working with someone who is emotionally invested in your success can help you stay motivated and accountable. Knowing that you’re not alone can make all the difference.
  3. Breaking Down Your Goals Into Actionable Steps: Once you’ve identified your “why” and aligning your actions with your goals, it’s time to start breaking them down into actionable steps. Setting realistic goals, focusing on small wins, and having a clear timeline will help keep you motivated and on track. Having bite-sized tasks that you can efficiently complete helps keep you from feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated. Breaking down your goals into manageable tasks is also a great way to give yourself something to look forward to. Knowing that you’ve achieved a step on the way to your bigger goal is incredibly motivating. Celebrate your success to help keep your motivation levels up.
  4. Plotting Your Progress: Plotting your progress is a great way to stay motivated and feel accomplished. Making a graph of your progress or checking your achievements will help you stay focused on the goal. This can be done on paper or digitally, whichever works best for you. Seeing your progress will boost your motivation and help keep you on track. It’s also important to remind yourself what you’ve achieved regularly. Celebrating your successes, no matter how small, is vital to staying motivated. This can be a pat on the back, a mental fist pump, or just being proud of yourself for your efforts.
  5. Celebrating Your Accomplishments: this is crucial in staying motivated and focused on your goals. Whether completing a task or reaching a milestone, taking a moment to reflect on what you’ve achieved is essential to staying driven. It doesn’t have to be a big celebration. Just taking a few minutes to acknowledge your successes will help keep your motivation high and prevent any feeling of stagnation. Celebrating your accomplishments boosts your motivation and reinforces the idea that you will eventually reach your goals.
  6. Keeping a Positive Attitude: A positive attitude can make all the difference in staying motivated. Focusing on the things you can control and looking for positive opportunities, even in the worst situation, can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. If you’ve hit a wall and don’t know what to do next, take a step back and look for the upside. Having a positive outlook can help motivate you to keep pushing forward. Take a few deep breaths, reframe the situation, and focus on the progress that you have made.
  7. Staying Mindful of Your Why: It’s easy to get caught up in the details and lose sight of the big picture. When this happens, it can be difficult to stay motivated. Staying mindful of your purpose and refocusing on your goal is essential to keeping your motivation high. Whenever you’re tempted to give up, take a moment to reconnect to your “why.” Remind yourself why you started and what you’re striving to achieve. Thinking of the benefits of reaching your goal can help motivate you to keep going.
  8. Seeking Out Inspiration: When you’re feeling down, it can be helpful to seek out inspiration from others. Reach out to your network and ask for advice. Listen to stories of people who have successfully achieved their goals for a much-needed boost of motivation. Surrounding yourself with inspiring people can also be incredibly motivating. Spend time with those who have cheerful mindsets and who can help support your goals. Being around successful and motivated people can be inspiring and make you more likely to follow through on your objectives.
  9. Practicing Gratitude: It can be easy to forget to be grateful for all the successes that you’ve had along the way is a great way to stay motivated and inspired. Taking the time to appreciate everything you have achieved can provide the kick you need to keep pushing forward. Writing down a list of your successes, no matter how small, can be a great idea. Focus on what you’ve achieved and all of the skills that you have developed. Practicing gratitude can motivate you to keep going and reach your goals.

Conclusion: Staying motivated isn’t always easy, but it is possible. 

Comments (14)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Charles. Some know the path and still need reminders. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Feb 22, 2023 04:13 AM
Phyllis Ross
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Realtor Central Kansas Residential Sales

Good Morning, Insightful information Charles! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 22, 2023 05:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Feb 22, 2023 05:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Charles,

Always know your "why" and your path becomes clearer. You are right staying motivated isn't always easier but it's very possible!

Feb 22, 2023 05:30 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week! 

Feb 22, 2023 05:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are great ways to instantly boost motivation!  I am glad that I have always been highly self-motivated.

Feb 22, 2023 09:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Charles,  Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips.  Advice like this can help many people.

Feb 22, 2023 06:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Charles- these are all excellent tips to stay motivated. The most important one is knowing the WHY. 

Feb 22, 2023 07:43 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Many people do have a hard time maintaining or sustaining their motivation.

Mar 06, 2023 06:05 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Identifying the "why" is the biggest motivator to get the entire plan going!

Mar 06, 2023 07:18 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Charles good advice, just to be clear I am self-motivated and no need to get help, I can always use more help in marketing, referrals and I am good with that as well but not with motivation:)Endre

Mar 06, 2023 10:56 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Unfortunately, when anybody gets too comfortable, they get lazy and lack discipline. Consequently, motivation becomes essential to regain the passion and inspiration.

Mar 06, 2023 11:24 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Excellent Post Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944 ... it's all about discipline!  Action!  Motivation.

Mar 10, 2023 10:58 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Excellent tips, Charles, on boosting, maintaining, achieving our goals in life.  I particularly liked being reminded of how 'action' is important and has to be in play.  Also, to remember that small steps are an important part of the equation to successful outcomes. 

Jun 25, 2023 12:48 AM