How to Stay Motivated and Accomplish anything in 5 easy Steps

Are you in your early 20’s and feel anxious when you see your friends working towards their goals while you are facing repeated bad experiences professionally and finding it tough to stay motivated?

Do you feel pressurized when you see your peers excelling in their career while you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere?

Are you a confused soul who wants to achieve a lot but doesn’t know where to start from?

Do you feel anxious when you think about your future considering where you currently are in life?

If you are thinking yes that’s your story but feeling afraid to admit it, don’t worry. I’m here to help you out!!

Hey, Gratisouls welcome to the last part of my CONFUSED LIFE series. (Although, I’ll not call it the last part because I’ll be writing about these General questions later on as well, whenever I’ll come up with one myself or any of you Gratisouls ask me to answer them for you #AlwaysThereForYou!!)

        As we grow up, we experience REAL LIFE. And as Monica Geller aka Courtney Cox from my favorite TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S. said “Welcome to the real life. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” It’s actually true…


        While we are facing reality, it tends to show both of its side i.e. good and bad. We love the good side and never want it to end and we can’t figure out the bad side and want it to end ASAP!! (That’s human nature, yes, we all are selfish and only want to experience the good phase of life, because let’s be real that bad phase feels like experiencing ‘bad hair days for the rest of our lives or sometimes even worse than that…)

        But that’s not in our control. We can’t control when the bad days will end so that we can experience the good ones again. The only things that we can control are OURSELVES and OUR REACTIONS towards these experiences.

Control your mind

So, if you want to stay in control and also change your response towards how you are dealing with your current situation so that you can stay motivated throughout your journey, come what may, then read these 5 tips which can help you align with your goals.



Often, we face all the mental confusion and dilemma about our future because we do not have a purpose, a goal, a certain and definite direction in life. And all this present dilemma becomes our future tension and as a result, we feel low in motivation to get up again and work hard for ourselves.

 How to Stay Motivated?

1. Go Old School.

Back to School

Take a paper and pen and list down all the things that you like to do now and that you loved to do when you were a kid. (Trust me all those weird childhood habits that we ignored in the rat race of modern times is what drives us towards our goal) So if you loved to paint as a kid, start painting as a hobby again and maybe that can give you a purpose later on.

 2. Try out Different Things. Experiment.


You should experiment with life before settling. Don’t think about how things will work out. JUST EXPERIMENT. If you don’t like it then switch. At least you’ll know about what you don’t want to do and you can cut that option permanently.

3. Don’t Follow Others Blindly.

Don't follow others Blindly

        When we can’t figure out what we actually want to do in life, we follow what others around us are doing and think that we can also do that. There is no harm in following others if that work brings you happiness. But if you are doing it just for the sake of it and you think that you don’t have any other option or you want to become financially independent to support your family on the expense of your happiness and inner-satisfaction then that goal of yours will not be able to take you a long way. Sooner or later, you’ll drain out and think that you have accomplished nothing.

So, instead of following others, chose your own path.

 4. Stay Motivated. Things will Work out in your Favor Soon.


We often get discouraged when we see people of our age group progressing while we are stuck. It’s human. Don’t worry. Stop seeing other’s life and focus on shaping yours instead. If things are not working out in your favor, then introspect within yourself. Maybe it’s because of your lack of effort or maybe because of your lack of dedication. Well, whatever might be the reason, just focus on improving yourself and staying motivated throughout the journey. It is tough to stay motivated all the time and you might re-lapse often.     

        But you have to pick yourself up, give yourself positive affirmations and start working again. (That’s why self-love and self-care are so important)

5. Avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)


Your bunch of friends called you for a chill Saturday night and you have already made plans for yourself to complete your deadline and finish that work. But in the fear of missing out that ‘maybe memorable party’ with your friends who will continue to talk about how ‘amazing it was and will make you feel guilty that you missed out a lot’ is what will become a hindrance in your goal.  

        Because of FOMO we attend events and avoid our priorities and then complain that maybe it was never in our ‘DESTINY’. (It might have been in your destiny and you might have been successful if you tried to miss some of those late-night parties…)

Don’t fear the FOMO and prioritize yourself and your goals first. Your friends and those parties aren’t going anywhere. But your precious time is. So, use it wisely!

Try out these 5 tricks to find your purpose in life and these might help you to have a great comeback in life and keep you motivated to achieve more every day.



Apart from that, I uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel!! Are you following me there Gratisouls?

Follow the link to watch the video for this blog to stay motivated!!

Youtube channel-    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOEU_9tiEQ4

Also, if you have any other life-related query to be resolved you can either write it down in the comments below or come chat with me personally. Just click on that side chat bar and let me help you find your purpose in life!!

Until then, live positively and happily!!



Hey people! I am Karishma Verma but most people just call me Kaddie. I graduated in mid 2018. I am an engineer by profession and an upbeat human, who likes to motivate and spread positive vibes around myself amongst my people! I am a Gratisoul and would love to proliferate these upbeat vibes to folks across every possible age bracket. So, let’s begin this journey of becoming ‘Gratisoul’ together!!


September 15, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Great post. I needed this as I’m awful with staying motivated! I just need to ensure I incorporate these tips to try and get the best out of my days.

    September 16, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    I’ll just say that you are doing great already because you have an acceptance of your strengths and limitations! I wish you all the best and may you stay motivated and achieve big!!

September 15, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Great post. Number one is really helpful. You don’t have to only write on paper. You can jot it on your phone as a note too.

September 15, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Great post!! I really needed this!

September 15, 2019 at 6:33 PM

What a great motivating post to read on a good Sunday like this as I look forward to starting a new week! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Van Haitsma
September 16, 2019 at 4:29 PM

These are great tips! I love the suggestion of not following others blindly. That is so important!

    September 16, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Yes, we tend to follow others when we can’t find our way. Although there is nothing wrong in following others but one should always think before they follow. It shouldn’t be blindly doing what others are. We should think based on our personality and interest and then do things accordingly!!
    Thank you for your appreciation!

September 16, 2019 at 7:21 PM

These are great tips. I am in my mid 30’s and these are still relevant. Fear of missing out is definitely a big one. Thanks for sharing!

    September 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Yes, these tips are relevant for every age group because staying motivated has no age bracket!!
    Thank you for sharing your insight and for your appreciation!!

September 17, 2019 at 3:42 PM

Such a relatable blog! As a twenty something struggled I really appreciated this a lot – thank you!

September 18, 2019 at 9:02 PM

great post. this is something that I needed for a while know. I really appericated that you shared this.

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