It’s been discovered that 52% of Americans are not engaged with their work; showing a lack of enthusiasm and motivation. Sound familiar?
To be lacking in motivation is all to common. This is a typical feeling, you just have to adjust. Thanks to my own struggle with this, I’ve found a few effective ways to get over my reasons for a lack of motivation.
If they don’t work for you then you probably need to get a new job or a new hobby…
Face Your Fears
Often, what you believe is holding you back is actually nothing to do with your lack of motivation. It’s to do with your own fear of failure. Not just failure, but also your fear of others opinions, or changing yourself.
We can simple be sucked into a cycle of the fear of the unknown. The fear of failure. Or the fear of dreaming too big. So we settle. Settling for monotony eats up your motivation to do better.
The biggest piece of advice I can give to you here is to read the book “Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway“. The value of the writing inside this book is unbelievable.
After reading this, any decision I’ve been nervous or scared to take (for example: starting a new job, coming back to England for a few months) has been simplified. I felt the fear and did it anyway. And you know what? Those decisions turned out great.
Go Big or Go Home
This piece of advice is a pretty specific one to me, but it may work for you to.
The phrase of “go big or go home” can be relied upon to gain back your motivation. Personally, I find making my methods to get to my goals (this article link is great for setting goals) more extreme, helps me to find the motivation to get started.
Its the kind of feeling where you will stop at nothing to get there. Wake up at 6am and get that workout in. Or to spend an hour working on your passion project before work. Push yourself to cook all your meals at home for the week, no fast food out. Make your goal infallible.
You will prove your passion to yourself, and allow yourself to get that motivation into your mind to get there.
Check Your Environment
This is a huge one for me. “We are a product of our environment”. To get where you truly want in life you need to first start with the things happening outside of you.
Are you happy with the people you surround yourself with?
Do they inspire you, push you, motivate you to be better? Do their successes inspire you to create your own?
Or are you becoming sucked into their lifestyle, now passing it off as your own?
Take a moment and think about it. If your conclusion is the latter, then you need to do something about it. I’m not saying to get rid of all your friends, but take some time alone to set out your own goals. Meet new people, people
Are You Consuming The Right Things?
Social media is a killer. But it can also make you a winner.
Not exactly so, but the problem that dampens out motivation is the wrong things we are consuming from others- through social media.
You may be following accounts that you love, women or men with “perfect” bodies and “perfect” skin and “perfect” lives, but it is actually steaking your own self wroth and, in turn, your motivation. Simply because we believe we’ll never achieve their level of fake perfection. Because it is just that: FAKE!
I went through my own Instagram afew weeks ago, and just unfollowed a lot of accounts that actally don’t make me feel great, in some ways they actually made me feel guilty. Guilty for not being as slim as them, or not having as perfect skin as them. How f’d up is that?!
And the result of unfollowing all these accounts? Well, they were replaced with motivational, happy content and I didn’t give a second thought to the others anymore. Try to do the same and see how different it makes you feel.
Go get ’em tiger… your motivation has arrived!
Happy Sunday, Cecily.