You lack motivation not because you are lazy or don’t have a goal. Even the biggest stars, richest businesspeople or the most accomplished athletes get lost sometimes.One cannot think of oneself in isolation. One has to understand that in any business, you have to earn your stripes. You cannot become the captain of a ship on the first day of work. You have to work your way up to that level, that comes with time. Similarly, in any profession you cannot demand success, you cannot demand respect…you have to earn it. So one should always be aware especially in a collaborative profession where creativity is not only coming from you, it’s coming from the whole bunch of people. One has to know one’s place, one has to respect…and earn one’s stripes.
Always keep following suggestions in mind to achieve anything you want in life.
1. Focus on commitment, not motivation. –
If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.
2. Seek knowledge, not results. –
The key is to focus on the journey, not the destination. Keep thinking about what you are learning along the way and what you can improve.
3. Make the journey fun.-
The minute you make it serious, there’s a big chance it will start carrying a heavy emotional weight and you will lose perspective and become stuck.
4. Get rid of stagnating thoughts.-
You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on.
5. Use your imagination.-
When things go well, you are full of positive energy, and when you are experiencing difficulties, you need to be even more energetic.You can always find something to learn even from the worst boss in the world at the most boring job.Positive imagination will help you to think and say positive things only.And you can see what happens.
6. Stop being nice to yourself.-
Motivation means action and action bring results.Sometimes your actions fail to bring the results you want. So you prefer to be nice to yourself and not put yourself in a difficult situation. You wait for the perfect timing, for an opportunity, while you drive yourself into stagnation and sometimes even into depression. Get out there, challenge yourself, do something that you want to do even if you are afraid.
7. Get rid of distractions. –
Learn to focus on what is the most important. Meaningless things and distractions will always be in your way, but prepare a list of time-wasters and hold yourself accountable to not do them.
8. Don’t rely on others.-
You should never expect others to do it for you.No one will make you happy or achieve your goals for you. It’s all on you.
9. Planning. –
When-what-how is important to schedule. Review how each day went by what you learned and revise what you could improve.
10. Protect yourself from burnout. –
It’s easy to burn out when you are very motivated. Observe yourself to recognize any signs of tiredness and take time to rest.Your body and mind rest when you schedule relaxation and meditate, or just take deep breaths, close your eyes, or focus on one thing for five minutes.
Always keep in mind that success happens when preparation meets opportunity.