It is a well known fact that motivated employees are more productive and energetic when performing work tasks. More often than not that motivation encourages others to be more productive.
With personal stresses and financial instability, a person can slowly, in some cases suddenly, lose their business motivation; this is commonly referred to as a period of low motivation. Getting out of such a slump is difficult but it’s definitely not impossible! Here are seven sure fire ways to get motivated and keep you motivated.
Often employees are demotivated because they have no clear set objectives. Before beginning with a task determine what the mission, vision and objectives are. A handy tip is to always start a task with the end in mind, this is helpful for two reasons. One: you have a set goal. Two: you can see yourself achieving your goal.
Put together a strategy to help you achieve your goals, for instance instead of taking on a huge project all at once instead break the project up into smaller more manageable tasks. Knocking off one section at a time will not only boost your motivation it will give you a renewed sense of self confidence.
Ride the success train
Once you have achieved success and get praised for it you will experience a sense of euphoria that you will not be able to get enough of, in itself success is probably the best business motivation of all. Once you have tasted success you will find yourself striving for it on a daily basis.
There is no fun in hard work without some form of reward, set milestones for yourself along with rewards. Doing this will not only motivate you, it will give you something to look forward to and be excited about.
In its own it is probably the most important aspect of any work task, if you lose your perspective you are in serious trouble because perspective and motivation go hand in hand. Try reminding yourself why you are working and doing what you are doing what was your initial career inspiration, it’s was about more than just getting paid! Dig a little deeper and find your perspective.
You have to create a balance between your work life and your personal life. It cannot always be about work, you need to take time to enjoy and do the things you like to do, when it is all work and no play you will quickly start to see your motivation slipping away. Besides in order to be proactive you need energy and to get energy you need to switch into neutral for a bit.
More often than not people focus on problems instead of solutions, avoid negativity by focusing your energy on all the positive aspects around you, when you are positive you have a more objective outlook on life and instead of dreading that difficult work task you will face it head on and come out on top.