There are those of us who are busy chasing after their dreams; working on something that they love and believe in. For these people, staying motivated is just a matter of remembering how much they love what they are doing and how much they have invested in it. After all, it is their life’s work. But that is only a small percentage of humanity. For the rest of us, going to work and making it through each day takes a great deal of sacrifice.
Not very many people are happy with what they do. But that does not mean that they have the luxury of simply not showing up. They still have to make a living; still have to show up and stay motivated enough to make it through the day. This can be very taxing, discouraging and quiet frankly infuriating. So how do you stay motivated even when you do not like what you are doing?
5 Tips for staying motivated
1. Look at the positive side of what you do
No matter how awful you think your job is, it still has its advantages. It feeds you and your family; it gives you a purpose for each day and maybe you like a few of your colleagues and they give your social life some kind of meaning. Focus on the positives and realize that it is not all bad.
2. Realize that it is a gateway to something bigger
If you believe in cosmic design then you know that everything we do has a purpose in our lives, even though we might not initially realize or see it. Your current situation (job) is a step that you must take to get to the next level. You need to realize that how well you perform here will determine how well prepared you are for the next step and how soon you get there. Give it your whole and realize that it is just a gateway to something bigger.
3. Create new challenges for yourself
Complicity is one of the worst kinds of discouragement. Doing the same thing over and over and not trying to learn anything new is not only mundane, but it can slowly kill your enthusiasm for life. Create new challenges by looking at each day in a different way and trying to find ways to make it better than yesterday. This kind of challenge will kick start your brain.
4. Acknowledge accomplishments
No matter how small they are, always reward yourself for any accomplishments. Whether you have finished a task early or have met your targets, always reward yourself. This will motivate you to keep achieving more, faster.
5. Set attainable goals
The more you attain your goals the more you will be motivated to work harder to achieve the next goal. Set goals that are attainable and keep going until you are done.
These are our 5 Tips for staying motivated. They are all simple and easy to follow and best of all, they work.