Do you lack motivation? I do sometimes, although this bothers me, I realize that it’s impossible to be “on” all the time. It happens to us all. One day we’re motivated and the next day we’re in the dumps having a pity party. Staying motivated isn’t easy! If it were, everybody would do it.
You may have felt good about a certain job or project when it began. You were thrilled with enthusiasm and motivation. Then you hit a few speed bumps and unexpected failures and your motivation waned. You may have fallen into self-doubt and decided to give up. All those positive thoughts turned into negative ones.
We must turn these negative emotions around! The best way to do that is to understand them by analyzing them and the causes for them. Motivation is lost when we lose our focus, our confidence, and our direction. Learn to control these important aspects and you can control your life.
- Focus on what you really want! Being the highly sensitive person that I am, I know how challenging this can be. We take in everything around us, and it’s too easy to lose our concentration. The good news is that the more of a priority you put on your objective, the more focused you’ll become.
- Make a plan to get there one step at a time. This prevents overwhelm. Focus on a written plan with a time element involved. Be realistic about your goals. Don’t make them too small or too large for the ability that you have. It’s important to stretch yourself.
- Boost your confidence by taking stock of your unique qualities and strengths. Don’t focus on what you lack. You can always get help with these. Never take your strengths for granted.
- A day-to-day strategy is a must. Without direction there’s no motivation. By making a list or outline of what needs to be done, you’ll find ways to do it, and you’ll be a believer that you can do it.
Do you lack motivation? If so, how do you overcome it? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.