Do you lack motivation? It happens to us all. One day we’re motivated and the next day we’re not. Staying motivated isn’t easy. If it were, everybody would be perpetually motivated.
You may have felt good about a certain job or project when it first began. You were filled with enthusiasm. Then you hit a few speed bumps and unexpected things happened. All those positive feelings turned into negative ones. You feel like you want to give up. Can any of you related to this?
Turning negative emotions around is definitely doable! The best way to do this is to understand them, analyze them, and figure out what caused them. We lose our motivation as we lose our focus, confidence, and our direction. If you can learn to control these three factors, you can better control your life.
Focus on what you really want. Be specific and be positive. We generally think in terms of what we don’t have rather than focus on what we want. Don’t focus on your fears but what you can do to overcome them. Don’t focus on being poor but on a plan to create wealth.
Create a plan to get there one manageable step at a time. You don’t become the president of a company until you come up from the ranks. Focus on your plan to achieve your objectives and goals. Be realistic with your goals. Goals that are unreachable can deplete your energy and cause you to quit. Small goals that are achieved lead to increased motivation and productivity.
Boost your confidence by taking stock on what you already have and not what you lack. You’ll probably discover that you’re more successful than you think. We waste our mind power by being jealous of others instead of working on achieving our own aspirations. Don’t take your strengths for granted. Be grateful for them and utilize them!
Without direction there is no motivation. You must create a day-to-day strategy. Make a written list that’s specific with a time element involved and do it. Mark off each item once it’s accomplished. Today’s actions will create a better future.
Don’t be discouraged about a temporary loss of motivation. Look at it as an opportunity to step back and analyze what you’re doing wrong and what you’re doing right. Discover your faults and correct them. When you re-evaluate your plans and goals from a fresh perspective, you’ll feel a new surge of enthusiasm and motivation.
Do you lack motivation? What do you do to get back on track? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.