This post was meant to be a review on one of the ZARA shoes I had just bought. The day I decided to take pictures of the shoes, I woke up to snow. I felt so down because I already had an idea planted in my head for the shoot. I decided to move it to the next day, Only for it to still be snowing. Of course, I had no motivation to do any shoot on this day either, until I spoke with a friend who motivated me to play with what I have.
As I was
shooting my shot prepping for the shoot, I was musing, wondering how I got the sudden burst of energy and how beautiful friends are. I wondered that a lot of people lose motivation over time due to one thing or the other.
Through the shoot, I mulled over conversations I had had with my friends and noticed that they all have been talking to me about the same issue: Boredom and a sense of weariness in sticking to their goals and dreams. I realised that I had in some way, unknowingly been able to side-step this challenge. So below are a few ways I stay motivated and I hope it helps someone.
- Belief: This is my basic foundation. I constantly repeat to myself “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” We cannot deny the power of spoken words and positive affirmation. Even when I feel like losing it, quitting, or giving less than I am capable of, I simply remind myself that I can do all things.
- Mini-Goals: I am one of those people who can’t eat if the food is too much on the plate, but I can multiple times in small amounts. This same idea can be transferred to staying motivated. Break down that goal into mini goals and give yourself a bit of time after achieving each goal before starting the other.
- End Game: I tend to see the end or outcome of my goal either mentally or physically. For creatives, a mood board or an inspiration can be a constant reminder of what you want to achieve, I also find that it helps me put in my best at every stage.
- Time: Give yourself time. Do not rush your process. This does not mean that you should procrastinate. It only means that once every mini goal is achieved, take out time to process it and allow your creative eye to span all the perspectives possible. The benefit of this is that you can create even much better value than when rushed.
- Value: Understand this: As a creative, you are an inspiration, even to one person. Knowing that someone will be affected by your work one way or the other can serve as a reason to see your work through to the end. Knowing that people are eagerly awaiting the next thing you do, should spur you on to stay in line. This is also why it is important that you interact with your people on your platform. It energises you to do more.
- Friends: Your circle matters, make sure to surround yourself with people who speak positively into your mind. Having people who support and encourage your art, who make sure they get you to sit up at every time is very important. I spoke candidly on this here.
As this was meant to be a review post, I will do a summary here.
PROS: Of course its a ZARA shoe, so there is bound to be that classic simplicity and finesse that the brand is known for. It’s a beautiful product to look at and it is very very comfortable. I bought a size bigger though because I like to have space (to grow into…lol).
CONS: Well the shoes didn’t arrive the day it was meant to, so my excitement was killed. This was my first ever delivery disappointment with ZARA, so I will pretend it didn’t happen.
PRICE POINT: £30, but currently on sale now. Buy here.
P.S: I am so annoyed right now, the shoes are now £10 cheaper…lol. Too bad I can’t exchange them cos I’ve worn them.
Please, I would love to know how you stay motivated. We could do with extra tips…thank you!!