The 4 Ways To Get Motivated
Break It Down
Break down the work activity into manageable tasks with a single, fixed objective. This works just as well for our jobs as it does for other areas of life. Not only does it help us reduce and itemize the larger things ahead of us, but with a single and clear objective for each task, we get a small, motivating boost of fulfillment every time an objective is cleared.
Focus On The Big Picture
It helps remind us – especially when doing something particularly tedious – why we are doing this and what, ultimately, we are striving for. In the case of a job we don’t like, it might help to bear in mind who, ultimately, we are striving for: our children, siblings, partners, loved ones. For other things, the bigger picture might be where we are trying to reach in life, a promotion we’re trying to get, a stage in life we need to feel contentedness.
This is one of the hardest things to do and one of the main reasons we can find it hard to get motivated. You may know the phrase ‘attention economy’: all these services, apps, and streaming sites are free because they make their money by grabbing little pieces of our attention and placing adverts within that content.
It takes tremendous willpower to say no to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Netflix, and they can be so addictive that our attention spans suffer as a result. Banishing distractions is essential for finding the motivation to pursue our real goals.