Pushing yourself forward is hard. For me, some days are highly motivating while other days I can not even grab a bit of it no matter how hard I try. Some days are tough as I have to nag myself to start the work because all I want to do is just go out and skip my work. This feeling is tough to handle for long. And I knew that it will be bad in the long run. Often, I sat propping up my head with my hands and think about how to best push myself up to fight with the emotions that are stopping me to get my job done.
It was tough staying excited and focused at job always. To me, things seem to be impossible as I could barely heed attention to the work I was producing and to my goals. Though I love my job but there are times when even the people who love their jobs find it difficult to push themselves to work.
One day, I was finally realized that I needed help. I asked myself, “Do I need a change?”Yes, I did. And here’s what I started doing to keep my motivation strong and change the course of life.
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Treat yourself kindly, without any judgment. Make it a rule to schedule something nice for yourself when you complete a task or when you complete a part of it. This will make you feel good about what you are doing and motivate you to keep moving ahead. If you have nothing exciting to look forward to, you will soon start losing sight of your work. So, dangle those carrots and celebrate your small wins.
As I start working on my project, I make a to-do list on ProofHub (a project management software), where I break my tasks into chunks, target the potential obstacles and troubleshoot them.
What pitfalls do you see on the horizon? Rebecca Woodcock, the founder of CakeHealth, said if you keep things in perspective, challenges are easier to overcome. Make a choice to overcome the obstacle and turn it into an opportunity.
"We are like chameleons; we take our hue and the color of our moral character from those who are around us." - John Locke quoted it right.
People surrounding us leaves a huge impact on our lives. I prefer to keep a distance from lousy people who demotivate me. Instead be around people who are working hard day in and day out. These people will inspire you to do your job better, uplift you towards success and make you feel like you have what it takes to reach your goals.
When your subconscious mind knows you need to achieve something, your soul will have a desire for those things. You should dream about what you want to accomplish in your life.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving them.” Henry David Thoreau
People equate success when they do something they are passionate about. Keeping this in mind, remember that your passion is the energy of your life and whatever you do passionately will make you feel fulfilled.
“Sometimes you just have to give yourself little pep talks like, good morning you are fabulous. You totally got this.”
If you are trying to gear up every day for that job interview or a distant goal or if you feel discouraged about your dreams—you need a pep talk. All you need is a positive reassurance from yourself. Look for a pep talk from you acquaintance or get into one by yourself for higher motivation, elevated mood and to help you become the best version of yourself.
Don't think about it, "Just do it" as stated by Nike advertising. Don't trouble yourself with judgemental thoughts like― And if I fail, what is the outcome? Over time I have motivated myself with different things to be fearless. Try and get rejected at least once a day and soon you will be able to bear the fear on your way and move forward while learning a lesson every single day. I have replaced my failure and now I am a doer, moving forward by actually doing.
Surprisingly, when I started practicing these simple ways, staying motivated on what I want to do was made possible. Keep paddling through life and don't look back. Stay in control of your life with an active approach to keep moving forward.
Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.