6. Read books or articles about the subject of your goal. They will keep your mind directed toward your goal and focused on it. 7. Read about people who have achieved success. This would inspire you to emulate them and do what they did. You can find books, articles and videos about them, by searching for them on the Internet. 8. Read inspiring quotes related to the topic of your goal. I suggest that you read a few in the morning and again at night, before you go to sleep. You may also read them at any other time of the day. You can write a few on a piece of paper or save them on your smartphone. Visit our quotes directory to find such inspiring and useful quotes. 9. If you are depressed and feeling down, and have no desire to do anything, you should muster all the strength you have, and go out for a walk, exercise your body, or force yourself to get out and go see an entertaining movie, which will make you laugh or inspired. Never allow yourself to stay in bad mood, no matter how down you feel. If you follow the tips and advice here, you would be in a better position to get over any negative state of mind. 10. When you need a dose of motivation, you will find it helpful to repeat positive affirmations. Here is an example: "I have the desire, enthusiasm inner strength to achieve my goal". Repeat this affirmation often, with attention and belief. You can find many such affirmations in my book, Affirmations - Words with Power. 11 Start taking small steps toward your goal right now. Don't wait for the right opportunity and time. Any time is the right time, otherwise it is just procrastination.