“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Some days you wake up all motivated and driven. While on other days, it is difficult to even move out of the bad. All the motivation seems to have flown away. So, here I’m with my 3 favourite tips to find that lost motivation again.
- Sit down in a quiet place with minimal disturbance and close your eyes. Visualize yourself and your loved ones. Ask yourself:
- How will my life be like after 5 years if I continue this way?
- How negatively will this life pattern affect me and my loved ones?
Try to visualize it vividly. Try to figure out the nuances and consequences of such a life where you are working purposelessly and without any motivation.
Now, visualize the opposite. Visualize the positive side of it. Ask yourself:
- How will my life look after 5 years if I change it for good?
- How positively will this change affect me and my loved ones?
This way, you will clearly see what you want/don’t want from your life. It will also give you your personal reasons to work for that life. It will motivate you to introduce a change in your life, for your own good. You be driven from inside.
Write down the reasons, DOs and DONTs after this recharge session on a sheet of paper and stick it on your work station. See it often and get reminded of it all. Quick dose of motivation! Isn’t it?
- Draw motivation from people around you.
Tap into the motivational energy and perspectives of other people. Talk to the people around you about their dreams and what makes them feel motivated to achieve that. Get to know their strategies and their perspectives on motivation.
Not just the people around you, but anyone who has a motivational story. Use the internet, audio books, books, blogs, interviews of the famous people. People who already have achieved their dreams. Get to know what worked for them and try it for yourself. However, some things don’t work for everyone, so, go ahead design a fresh strategy for yourself. Apply all the permutation and combination of strategies and make them work for you. Have motivation tailor-made for you by your own self!
- Just get started.
Sometime, getting started is the only mountain that you have to conquer and once you are in momentum it isn’t any difficult for you. So, start with a small task. Any small task that would keep you going. Promise to do this task for only 5 minutes with full focus, shutting all the distractions. After 5 minutes, if the momentum doesn’t get developed- stop doing it altogether. However, chances are that the 5 minute would be enough to get you engrossed in the task so much so that you would want to continue it even after the time gets over. Do this 5 minute test. If it works for you, well and good. If it doesn’t work for you, try again later- after all it is only a matter of 5 minutes. The idea is to get you going.
Nobody feels motivated every single day and that is OK. You can try these tips for youself and soon the motivation will start to catch up with you.