I’ve got a question for you. Does any of this sound familiar?
You don’t want to do anything.
You have difficulty completing tasks, both in your professional and personal life.
You don’t want to start any new projects.
If you related to any of this, then chances are lack of motivation has reared its ugly head.
It’s happened to the best of us. We hit a wall, and it’s hard to bounce back. On a reassuring note, because everyone feels like this from time to time, at least we’re not alone. So, the question becomes: how do we deal with this? What do we do when we just can’t seem to focus on the work ahead of us?
Here are a few tips to help get you back on track and get motivated.
Make a To Do List
Listing everything that’s started to pile up may seem like all it will do is stress you out, but it’s just the opposite. Often times, lack of motivation occurs because we’re overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done. Getting organized will help you keep track of the tasks on your plate and take some of the anxiety away.
Plus, you get the satisfaction of crossing things off your list when you complete a task!
Find Your WHY
This is the BIG one. Take some time to determine why you work so hard. Is it your family? Friends? The desire for a more exciting life? Whatever it is, keeping this goal in mind is THE way to stay motivated. It’s so much easier to keep up a steady work pace when you know why you’re working.
And if lack of motivation is still getting in the way, I’ll leave you with one last thought:
Motivation will come and go. How successful you are depends on how you act when it’s gone.
There will always be times when we don’t feel like doing something. People who achieve great things know how to push past this wall and find other reasons to keep going.
If you’re going to succeed, you need to be willing to do things that others are not. That includes looking lack of motivation in the face and choosing not to let it derail your goals.
So stop waiting, get after your goals, and make it happen. We look forward to seeing you at the top.