1- Think constructive- don’t dwell on the pitfalls-focus solely on the payback. For example, if you are applying for a new job or an endorsement, visualize how great it will feel to earn more wealth.
2- Keep objective realistic.
3-See in your mind’s eye the outcome-if you are finding it hard to stick to a diet, keep imagining how good you will look when you’ve shed those unwanted kilos.
4-Reward yourself –give yourself habitual treats for sticking to yours goals. For example, if you are giving up smoking use money you have saved for massage and haircut.
5-Enlist the support of a friend-it’s easier to stick with a plan if there are two of you. You can help motivate each other.
6-Keep a progress that chart-Keeping a record of what you achieve will help to spur you on.
7-Take one day at a time-think in days rather than months-it’s less daunting.
8-Get plenty of sleep-it’s hard to keep motivated if you are tired. An early night will give you more energy for the following days.
9-Aim small to begin with-instead of thinking ‘I’ve got to go on a diet’. Start by cutting out sugar in your tea. That will get the ball rolling and it will be easier to move on to next stage.
10-Keep going and don’t give up your plans just because you have slipped up a few times. That’s predictable. The significant thing is not to give up.