Wonderful article about how to stay motivated and create good habits. It’s nice that the questions are from Leo’s followers on Twitter and that the answers draw from his life experience. My personal favorite is #17 (quoted below):
p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>17. How do you sustain self-motivation when you suffer a setback toward your goals? (via @liveaudaciously)
I always try to enjoy what I’m doing. If there’s a setback, that’s not a problem, because the progress I’m making isn’t as important as doing the activity (running, reading, writing, cycling, whatever). And because I enjoy the activity, I’ll keep doing it, even if there’s a setback.
Just realize that setbacks are not the ending points, unless you let them become so. They’re just a little stone on the road — kick it aside, go over it, walk around it, but just keep walking. And enjoy the journey.
I think that is the single best piece of advice you can take. Enjoy what you do and the setbacks are no big deal. Hating what you do, all those setbacks are convenient excuses to quit.