People are paid for work and can lose their job if they don’t meet their expectations. In most roles, performance requires a higher level of engagement and a commitment that goes beyond just a paycheck. This extra engagement is known as discretionary effort because it is at an employee’s discretion. This pushes the employees to do something extra just because they feel like doing it. It is the motivation that drives people to work.
But sometimes, this motivation feels depleting during tough times and no matter how you push, you don’t feel like working for your goals. But science has found out some of the ways that can help you stay motivated and right on track to put something brilliant out in the world:
Make small goals:
Sometimes it feels daunting to start working for your greater goals. But if you start small, with things in mind that are reachable, you will astound yourself with what you are capable to do. Begin working for your goals by taking small steps which lead you towards your greater goals.
Celebrate even the small achievements:
Not only bigger goals can bring you joy but even the small wins along the way can make you a lot happier. Don’t hesitate to celebrate the small wins because it motivates you to see the luminescent glow of the things that you have achieved along the way.
Rewards are a big source of motivation and can help you reach milestones a lot easier. Break your work into small chunks and reward yourself for everything that you achieve. For example, if you want to lose weight, reward yourself with something new as a gift for all your efforts, once you successfully lose a few pounds.
It is not easy to work without inspiration, therefore, find yourself some inspirational movie or a TED talk to stay motivated. Don’t spend hours looking for inspiration; just a few minutes are enough to keep you going all day.
Know the benefits of success:
You must be able to understand the benefits that you will achieve once you have achieved success. Make a list of what success looks like to you and keep it handy to go through it every now and then. That is a good way to keep yourself motivated and a reminder to never stop working for your goals.
Keep moving around:
You can only stay motivated when you work for short periods of time with a sharp mind. Find an activity that you can incorporate during your day may it be exercise or a game that you like to play. This will help to decrease your stress levels and will improve your creativity.
Follow these tips to stay motivated and when you feel like falling, be motivated by the search for what it is that you are meant to explore. There is always something to find, just be sure that you stay open to finding it.