Motivate Yourself to be Disciplined _ \"Desire is the key to motivation, but it\'s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal _ a commitment to excellence _ that will enable you to attain the success you seek.\" _ Mario Andretti Think of reasons to accomplish your goal rather than excuses not to do them. As you do the tasks that you hate but bring you closer to your goal you will feel more satisfaction, accomplishment, and peace in your life. It will be difficult at times to keep pushing forward, especially if you do not see results immediately; keep going anyway. A great way to do this is to remind yourself of why you want to accomplish your goal and to always keep the end in mind. Accountability. \"When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.\" _ Thomas S. Monson. This is why participating in a mastermind group can be so beneficial; it gives us someone to report to who will not only encourage our progress, but hold us accountable for what remains to be done on achieving our goals and related indicators. Remember, the more accountability, the greater the results.
Goal setting exercises will teach you the importance of setting realistic goals. If you are aspiring for a target that is too high, you are increasing the probability that you\'ll be unable to accomplish it, and, therefore, end up frustrated. As a result, you may give up too soon, all because you set impractical goals. On the other hand, if you set a goal that is too low or one you can accomplish quite easily, you may never develop the drive to take risks. The more risks you take the more rewards you earn! So goal setting exercises can teach you how to set the right goals that help you reach where you want to go in life and in your business. And goal setting exercises can also teach you what you need to do to reach those goals.