1. Know what you want.
Why do you want to achieve the specific fitness goals you have? What would it mean to you if you were there already, how would your life be different? Find out what your passions are. What are the things that make you happy no matter what, or that you could do every day and never get tired of? You can't get what you want most if you don't even know what it is that you want most. Once you know the WHY behind precisely what you want, motivation comes naturally.
2. Make a Plan
Writing things down, having a hard copy of a plan or a schedule streamlines what you want to do. You can be more efficient, and the next step is easier to get to when it's all mapped out. What steps are you going to take? How long will it take you?
3. Don't waste energy dwelling on negative things
A little anxiety is healthy - it inspires up to do better when we are slacking. Letting that anxiety consume you, immobilize you from taking any action at all, however, is an unhealthy waste of time. It's easy to fall into this trap, especially if you are a critical thinker. But don't. Recognize when you are wasting too much time on negative thoughts...get your head into a more positive place and get motivated. Worrying gets you nowhere.
4. Meditate Daily
Even if you are so busy that you only have 5 minutes every morning to spare, use those to meditate every day. As soon as you wake up, instead of getting right up, simply breath mindfully for 5 minutes. Breathing exercises (mindful breathing) are energizing and relaxing all at once, and reduces the effects of chronic stress on our bodies Source - Benefits of Breathing Mindfully
Meditation has been discussed here before, and that's because it works. Every day that I make time to do this my mood, energy level, and levels of motivation are through the roof. It's like giving your mind a fresh blank page to begin the day with.
5. Hang around People who's traits you admire
Want to change your outlook on money? Hang around people who have more than enough, I guarantee you you will pick up on certain ways they act about money that you've never seen before. Same goes for if you want to be healthier, be around people who live healthy lifestyles. A lot of my friends are very into sports, being active, eating clean...as a result it motivates me to be more healthy. Also, stay away from negative people and negativity. Who we spend most of our time with says a lot about us.
I wrote this after being motivated to do my biggest backpacking journey ever, with a GoPro with me to record some of the epic reasons why I do what I do..these were just a few of the things that motivate me to get out there and get it. Life is too short not to do