Every day you wake up to work, striving to make a better future for yourself. There are days you are happy about this journey and there are days you wish success can be quicker. You hope for better days and for that reason, you keep pushing.
There are days you want to throw in the towel or you are just not motivated to work. It happens to the best of us. Here are some tips on how to stay motivated at work.
Think about your impact
Often times, when you think about the impact you make daily, it can motivate you to work harder. The impact we make while working lasts longer than we can ever imagine. The process might be slow, but the impression lasts longer. If youâ€™re changing the world, youâ€™re working on important things. Youâ€™re excited to get up in the morning.
Leave that comfort zone
There are times you get unmotivated because you are underutilising yourself. There is a satisfaction knowing you are breaking boundaries and doing what seems impossible. That project you feel you cannot succeed at, that idea you have but you think you cannot implement; give them a shot and watch your interest and motivation grow.
Be open to criticism
According to Grammarly, whatever youâ€™re working on, you want to deliver it on time and without much hassleâ€”but more than that, when you feel driven or want to help drive others, youâ€™re interested in how the process could run better next time. Sometimes that perspective can come from a boss or a mentor; other times you might get it from a peer who hails from a different background and who would try a radically different approach. Take this as a learning opportunity, learn, and grow. It helps you get better at your job and being the best should be something you aim for daily.
Set aside things that do not matter
Look very carefully and closely at your list, and shave off anything thatâ€™s both truly demotivating and unnecessary for you to do. Itâ€™s not always best to finish what you started if, down the line, you canâ€™t even remember the reason you started something in the first place.
Celebrate your wins
If youâ€™re constantly waiting for a long-term payoff, you will forget how crucial all the little wins are. This can be challenging to stay motivated and on top of things if thereâ€™s no reward in sight. Treat yourself with small things and donâ€™t underestimate how gratifying it can feel to recognize tiny advancements.
Go ahead and make the best of your week. Stay motivated!
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