I've seen a lot of videos and read a couple of books on motivating yourself to achieve your goal and the majority of them use these three steps to help you do just that.
Step one: write down your goal.
The easiest step in achieving your goal. So what will it be? Lose weight? Write a book? Make more money? Writing down your goal and visually looking at it haves a surprising effect on your success rate. Psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews did an experiment where studies show that people are more likely to achieve their goal by writing it down. Now my advice to you is to write it down and have it in constant sight so you can always remind yourself.
Step two: detail your goal.
This step requires you to get specific about what your goal is. Do you want to lose 5 pounds by the end of the month? Do I want to write an informational book about the dangers of drugs? Do I want to earn $100 more on a monthly basis? These are the specifics you want to get into. You can make a list of questions that pertain to your goal, or you can ask someone to help you specify what you want to accomplish and how you are going to do it. The how plays a big part in this because this is your action. This is the actual movement towards the goal and it is your plan to reach it. One of Benjamin Franklin's most notable quotes is, "Failing to plan is planning to fail."
Step three: work on your goal.
This is what ties in steps one and two. The more you keep looking and the better understanding you have of the goal, the more motivated you will be in achieving it. You can help yourself even more if you do the research on your goal. There are articles, videos, and links that will give you more information to help you along the way. If it's a challenging goal, take it step by step and day by day. Remember you have to crawl before you can run.
Follow these three steps and you will be even closer to achieving your goal. If you like motivation and crave inspiration, look out for my book titled Wise to the Word. Comes out January 1st on Amazon and Amazon Kindle.