Are you feeling a lack of motivation in the workplace?
Don’t worry, so many people experience this feeling and it’s much more normal than you might think. We all feel sick and tired of our jobs from time to time, but the good news is that there is something you can do about it.
Even if you are in a job where all you do is flip burgers, you can find the motivation to do the job better. It can be hard to find any motivation when you feel like you’re in a dead-end job, let alone when you have a great job. Regardless of the type of job, you can learn to motivate yourself. Motivation is what drives us to reach higher, do better, and maybe even more work. We can all learn to be more motivated in the workplace, but to do this; we have to figure out what it is we are after. If you have no plan to work by, a lack of motivation will always plague you.
First, you need to sit down and write your goals for the next year, two years, and even the next five years. Then, write down what specific things you need to do to reach those goals, the more specific you can be, the better. You also need to realize that where you are now, and the job you are currently in is merely a stepping-stone to where you want to be in a year, two years, or five years. Where you are right now is just a very small, but critical part of your overall plan for success.
Now that you’ve got your goals written out clearly, it should be easier to visualize your success and happiness when you reach that point. Now, when you get down about your current work situation you need to think about what the future holds and use that excitement to drive your work. Use your goals to push yourself further, to really showcase your talents, and show those in positions above you that you are worth their time and attention.
As you use your future to inspire you, you’ll find the motivation to get to work and do a better job will increase as time goes along. The more motivated you are, the better your work will be, and the more recognition you will get. You’ll really be selling yourself and your talents to those you intend to work for or with in the future. Your new motivation may actually jump-start your plans and you may move forward sooner than you ever thought.
Don’t forget to reward your motivation and successes. If you reward yourself when you’ve done a particularly good job staying focused and motivated at work, you’ll be more inclined to continue the behavior well into the future. Motivation breeds more motivation and a better work ethic! So focus on your plans and hold yourself accountable! You’ll get there sooner than you would have ever thought! Be prepared to impress yourself!