Your Motivation, Your Goal!

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Your Motivation, Your Goal!

By: Vijay Soni, Ph.D. | Founder and C.E.O. Scipreneur

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”– Henry Ford

One of the biggest challenges in meeting any goal, whether it be related to productivity, waking early, changing a habit, exercising, or just becoming happier, is finding the motivation to stick with it. If you can stick with a goal for long enough, you’ll almost always get there eventually. It just takes patience, and motivation. It’s important to start out with the right motivation because a good start can build momentum that you can sustain for a long time. If you start out right, you have a much better chance of succeeding. Here are some tips for starting out:

Start Small

It’s one of the most important tips in motivating yourself toward a goal. Do not spread yourself into many places, narrow yourself at one thing and then move from there. If you start to involve yourself in many things, you will end up wearing your energy off and that will cause you to lose everything you have tried to build. Starting small helps you to contain any crisis that may arise but if you start to do many things at once, you will find it hard to manage the problems when they start to pop up.

One Goal

Too many people start with too many goals at once and try to do too much. And it saps energy and motivation. It’s probably the most common mistake that people make. You cannot maintain energy and focus (the two most important things in accomplishing a goal) if you are trying to do two or more goals at once. It’s not possible. You have to choose one goal, for now, and focus on it completely.

Examine Your Motivation

Know your reasons. Give them some thought and write them down. If you have loved ones, and you are doing it for them, that is more powerful than just doing it for self-interest. Doing it for yourself is good too, but you should do it for something that you REALLY REALLY want to happen, for really good reasons.

Really, Really Want it

This is essentially the same as the above tip, but I want to emphasize it: it’s not enough to think it would be cool to achieve something. It has to be something you’re passionate about, something you’re super excited about, something you want deeply. Make sure that your goal meets these criteria, or you won’t stick with it for long.

Get Excited

Read as much about it as possible, and visualize what it would be like to be successful (seeing the benefits of the goal in your head), get excited about a goal. Once you have done that, it’s just a matter of carrying that energy forward and keeping it going.

Print it Out, Post-it Up

Print out your goal in big words. Make your goal just a few words long, like a mantra and post it up on your wall. You want to have big reminders about your goal, to keep your focus and keep your excitement going.

Stay accountable, squash negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones, think about its benefits, get excited again, get through the low points, read inspiring stories, chart your progress.

This all would help you in achieving your goal.

Keep chasing…never give up! Remember you do not have to be fearless just don’t let fear stop you..!!


About Author: Vijay Soni, Ph.D. is a researcher, entrepreneur, motivator, creative business developer and thinker. He is working as postdoctoral researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York. He founded a new venture called “Scipreneur” to bridge Science with Entrepreneurship. For more information visit or contact Vijay Soni on LinkedIn or at

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Vijay Soni is Ph.D. in molecular biology, microbiology, and immunology together from BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus and National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India. Currently, he is working at Weill Cornell Medical College-New York (U.S.A.) as a postdoctoral research associate. He is an expert in innovations and its translation. He is also the founder of "Scipreneur" which is a platform for the Scientific Entrepreneurs. Innovations and creativity are his passion.

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