By Jill Koenig
Author, Coach, Speaker
Millions of people started the day today “hoping” for
motivation to get them through the week. They woke up
waiting for some external force to inspire and light a fire
under them so they could make it through the day. Not an
exciting way to begin the week, do you agree?
Does it make sense to await motivation from an outside
source and “hope” it arrives or does it make more sense to
learn a few key strategies for motivating yourself week
after week consistently? After all, we are given 52
Mondays each year. What if you could turn them into the
springboard for creating a great week guaranteed every
“The most important thing you can do to achieve your Goals
is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you
immediately begin to create momentum. The most important
rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my Goals
were those I learned from a very successful man who taught
me to first write down the Goal, and then to never leave
the site of setting a Goal without first taking some form
of positive action towards its attainment.” -Tony Robbins
Creating a great week is not something that happens by
accident, in fact, you have the power to create momentum
anytime you desire. This lesson focuses on empowering ways
to approach Mondays so you can create unstoppable momentum
and create the best week of your life every week.
10 Steps to Creating Monday Momentum:
1. Decide in advance that you are going to have a great
week. Your attitude determines your altitude and it starts
right here with the decision. Expect success, expect the
best, and be prepared to invest the very best of yourself
in everything you do.
2. Define Success more clearly. Envision exactly what it means to have a great week. Does success mean
productivity? Fun? Speed? Quality? Progress?
Completion? What elements do you need to
create in order to realize your vision this week?
3. Map out your week on Sunday evening. At first this may
seem challenging but after a few tries, you will be in awe
of how easy it is to set yourself up for success. Here are
some questions to get you started: What are your priorities
for the week? What are the essentials you absolutely must
accomplish and in what order of importance? What do you
need to do this week to meet your Goals for the month, for
4. Schedule your actions and priorities into your calendar
so that you know when you will do them.
5. Create measures of accountability. Are you motivated by
pain or pleasure? Does it light a fire under your posterior
to know there is a fun reward at the finish line for doing
what you promised or are you more motivated by the pain of
having to pay for NOT doing it? Determine your own
personal rewards you will enjoy for following through on
your commitments and what penalties can you impose on
yourself if you don’t? Bring in a friend or peers for extra
reinforcement. Having someone to hold you accountable will
keep you honest and give you an extra edge. There is
nothing like succeeding or failing in front of an audience.
You can raise the bar on this as high as you need to.
6. Go to bed early Sunday evening. Stretch or meditate
prior to bedtime. You will feel more rested when you wake
up and you will have energy, vigor and enthusiasm to begin
your day. There’s nothing as energizing and momentum
building as arising with clarity, getting a jump on the day
and being ahead of schedule, rather than feeling like you’re
behind schedule or playing catch up.
7. On Monday morning rise a little earlier, get in a quick
workout, even if it’s just a 15 minute walk or ride on the
exercise bike. Wake up your brain and get those endorphins
flowing. You will burn more fat, feel GREAT and get it out
of the way so you’re free to move on to other things.
8. Eat a healthy breakfast. This will provide you with
the fuel to tackle your top priorities. (planning your week
in advance means planning your meals in advance if you want
to be super productive, energized and stay away from fast
foods, which are a huge energy drain) What you put into
your mouth has a direct effect on your productivity,
efficiency and mental clarity.
9. Listen to one hour of an empowering audio program while
you’re working out and eating breakfast. This will help you
with the mental motivation and get you going with the right
attitude. I recommend http://www.TheTimeCommandments.com
10. At the end of each day and the end of each week, review
what you did or didn’t do. Make adjustments where necessary
and keep building on your strengths and celebrating your
successes. Have fun and remember that small improvements
add up over time. Imagine how much more clarity,
motivation and achievement you will experience after
growing and improving consistently for 52 weeks!
Momentum breeds momentum.
Unleashing these powerful strategies will condition you to
seize the day every day. You will condition yourself to
know where you are going, get moving and you will have all
the motivation and Momentum you need to carry you through
Live Your Dreams,
Jill Koenig, the “Goal Guru” is America’s Top Goal
Strategist. A best selling Author, Coach and Motivational
Speaker, she is an expert on the subjects of Goal Setting,
Time Management and Business Success. Her Goal in life is to
help you UNLEASH your untapped potential. Learn cutting edge
Goal Strategies at http://www.GoalGuru.com
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