How To Not Lose Your Motivation While Starting a New Business


Self motivation is one of the absolute most difficult things we face as an entrepreneur or when starting a new business. Lack of motivation can chip away at your confidence and hurt your potential for success. The more motivated you are, the more forward-moving momentum you will create and the easier it will be to tackle ambitious goals and reach higher levels of success in your business.

If you’ve been slacking or losing motivation, now is the time to get yourself into beast mode. Remind yourself why that good plan in your head was so “good” in the first place. Sometimes you need a mental push to pick up speed. In the last two years of running my own online business I’ve learned about some new ways to stay motivated, so I thought a post about what i’ve learnt would be worth sharing. So here it goes:

1. Focus On A Goal 

While lack of motivation may not be related to a specific goal, having a goal can often help you get motivated. If you break down long-term goals into weekly or even daily action steps, the progress you make every day can help you build momentum and get motivated to keep the process moving. Their many ways to outline your objectives, clarify the importance of the goal, and create an action plan for achieving it.

2. Count the little wins

Reliving some of your best moments can get you over the hump and into action. Do you remember what it felt like to reach an accomplishment, hit a significant milestone or make an important decision? Spend some time thinking about the process you went through, the work you put in and the rewards.

3. Try a New Approach 

If your routines are causing you to lose your momentum, it may be time to make some changes. Try switching the way you do things, when you do them, how you do them and even how you think about them. Start to question your standard way of doing things, and introduce a new way of thinking.

4. Find an Accountability Partner 

Having someone there to encourage you, support you and challenge you can be an effective way to get and stay motivated. When you make a commitment to someone else to do something, you have someone else counting on you, and most of us feel more motivated to act when there is a chance we will disappoint someone other than ourselves.

5. Make Sure You Reward Yourself

When you’ve done well give yourself a reward for it! You’ve made good use of your time, and that’s commendable. Even little tidbits of a funny video or a snack can mean you get straight back to work, excited to get back into the habit of what makes you productive.

The process of starting a business can be arduous but whatever you do – don’t give up.