Get motivated, stay motivated.
Picture this, you’re sitting at your desk, it’s just another long day at the office, you sigh, and watch the hours trickle by so slowly, when you finish you rush home and enjoy the evening, only to return to the same old boring routine the next day. Doesn’t sound so fun does it? Staying motivated at work is not only important, but almost vital for better work and a happier life.
Record Your Achievements
We’ve always heard that to get a good job you need a good resume, which is true, but once you get a good job, sometimes the resume is forgotten to gather dust on a shelf, a good motivation for many starts at square one – the resume.
Recording your achievements in your resume can help you feel accomplished and motivate you to work harder at achieving the next milestone. Learn how to perfect your resume because with each step of learning, your confidence and motivation will grow bigger and bigger.
If there’s an opportunity to do something different, take it, if there’s an award you want to receive but think you’re not good enough for it, go for it anyway, what’s the worst that can happen? You don’t get it, the experience isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and the achievement isn’t as you thought.
But guess what? You’ve got some beautiful points to add to your resume. Resumes are like a highlight reel of your life, they outline all the experiences you’ve done, they show how you’ve gone out and lived your life instead of just sitting around dreaming.
Visualise Yourself Getting Promoted
Top athletes, Navy SEALs, and many other successful people around the world vouch for the power of visualization. We need to see it first in order to have it in our hands. So see yourself getting promoted, see yourself with a better lifestyle, see all the things that matter to you.
A promotion is definitely something that motivates a lot of people, imagine it, upgrading your desk to that beautiful, private office with a window, or the coveted office with the large corner window, imagine being a group leader, senior consultant, whoever! Imagine being the boss, the bigger salary, more days off, paid vacation, priority access to the water cooler, if that doesn’t motivate you, than what does?
Feed on the Feedback
We often shy away from feedback on our work because sometimes it’s hard to hear of our imperfections. But feedback can be a useful motivation to doing better at work.
When you are shown a different way to complete a task, use it to expand knowledge and skills. Even the best people make mistakes, so we can use the feedback to perform better and build skills that increase our market value.
Find Your Why
Everyone needs motivation, but it is intrinsic motivation that actually lasts. So, look around, find the reasons you do what you do, find the reason behind it all and then use it to your advantage.
Maybe you want to provide a good lifestyle to your family, or you want to be known as the :perfect husband”, Whatever it is, find it, use it and remind yourself that there is more out there for you, you can do all that you put your mind to.
About the author:
Akshay loves to write on personal growth. For him, it’s a way to empower people with knowledge, passion, energy, and ignite the fire in their belly. Because once people believe in themselves, they become unstoppable. You can reach him on LinkedIn or Twitter.