For most people motivation comes and goes like any other feeling. It often gets the ball rolling but it’s difficult to finish a task without other factors in play.
This weeks tip for staying motivated is remembering not just the overall purpose, but the specific and appreciable purpose.
When you’re feeling a loss of motivation, calling back into memory why you’re doing it in the first place is extremely important but what is more important and usually more successful is thinking about the consequences of the task, project, or whatever hurdle you’re facing, not being done. Next time you’re feeling demotivated take 5 minutes to first make a list of all there is to gain by accomplishing your task and beside it make a list of the possible ramifications if you are unsuccessful. If you can’t think of any consequences then this action may not need to be part of your overall plan and you should reassess whether or not it will actually play into your list of gains.
[…] Motivation is key to keeping you at your best in business and in your daily life as well. Today’s quick tip is for when you find yourself losing motivation or you feel like you’re in a rut. The idea is to take a few minutes to evaluate what actions you’ve been taking in your day to day life and asking yourself this: Do your actions match your values? Is the item you’re dedicating the most time to aligned with the item at the top of your list of priorities? Taking a moment to reassess your actions and values can… Read more »
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