Basically everybody knows when they feel motivated. All the signs are usually there; passion, work ethic and never truly switching off.
But then how can this feeling be retained and developed?
The first step that you need to take to become more motivated is believing in your work. Obstacles can diminish the confidence and motivation of even the most passionate of individuals.
Motivation is a roller coaster ride to say the least. Some factors that can improve motivation are external to you.
1. Turn negatives into positives
That set back? It’s just an opportunity to do things differently. Any problems that occur, you can use these not only to grow as a person, but also to grow your business idea or take it in a different direction.
If viewed negatively, all your energy will be wasted on negative thoughts. Think optimistically and take it as an opportunity to further your craft or idea so it is even better.
2. To stay motivated, be fearless
This means no dwelling on decisions. Jump right in there.
Set a standard decision making process for yourself; if it means you can’t fulfill your talents, it’s a no.
Anything else is an opportunity you should commit to chasing.
3. No more complaining
Let’s be honest. We all love a good rant, vocally or internally. This again is a time waster.
Instead use the fuel from your complaint, to brainstorm a new idea for improvement.
If you are complaining about something you can’t change; drag your thoughts elsewhere, there is always something to improve upon.
Talent management means looking for new opportunities to channel your talent and ideas into.
A grateful person is usually a happy person. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t compare your ideas to someone else’s ideas.
Instead be grateful for your talents, your friends and family, your perseverance and that you have been inspired to even get this far.
This will make you more motivated and additionally make you a pleasant person to be around.
5. Be kind to yourself
To stay positively motivated, you have to reward yourself. You can take an evening off, do what you enjoyed before or spend quality time with your loved ones.
Being motivated comes from within, but there is not a one size fits all model so you need to broaden your horizons or ideas.
It is relative to your surroundings and goals. In life, you are bound to encounter certain obstacles. These obstacles are not reflective of you, nor do they define you. Learn to see each obstacle as a new opportunity and jump right in.
Use all of these ideas to manage a change in your business as well as emotional intelligence development.
If you really want to succeed in your business, it is important that you have a good social support network.
Not everybody has the right kind of support network around them to thrive in their business. You can seek additional advice from a life coach or join a group to meet like-minded professionals in order to get mental stimulation of the best kind.
Physical Environment counts too. A bright airy office or room with little distractions can aid focus. Use innovation and design your ideal workspace, even if it is just an office or even a desk at home.
Once these external factors have been implemented, it is time to look within.
We aren’t talking about intense meditation activities. Just simple ways of thinking that act as motivational kick-starters.