There are many times in life when you'll have a hard time staying motivated, such as during a tough job search. Keep from feeling discouraged by reminding yourself of times in the past when you were able to step up to a challenge and move forward.
Jenny Foss, writing for The Muse, explains why this is important:
Sometimes, in our panic and despair, we forget how awesome and powerful we were in overcoming an earlier curveball, mess, or conundrum. When you realise you've done it before, it will help you to remind yourself that you can — and will — weather this one, too.
These memories serve as proof that you can get through your job hunt and come out on top. Use them as a mental pep talk to keep yourself focused on your goal. For more tips on how to make the job search less stressful, check out the full post linked below.