How to keep staying motivated?

Everybody can recognize motivation when somebody truly has it. All the signs are there: passion, work ethic, never truly switching off.

But how can motivation be developed and retained?

Passion and belief in your work are only the first steps. Obstacles can diminish the confidence and motivation of even the most passionate of individuals.

Motivation is a roller coaster ride, to say the least. Some factors to improve motivation are external to you.

If you really want to make something work in your business and professional life, it is important that you have a good social network of support, whether he is one special person, a partner or family member, or a group of good friends that can be on hand to offer great advice.

Here are some key tips for staying motivated:

Turn negatives into positives
Any problems that occur, you can use these not only to grow as a person, but also to grow your business idea or take it in a different direction. If viewed negatively, all your energy will be wasted on negative thoughts. Think optimistically and take it as an opportunity to further your craft or idea so it is even better.

Enjoy Your Goal Activity
You can motivate yourself to do something you don’t like to do, using positive public pressure as motivation. But if you really don’t enjoy it, you’ll only be able to keep it up for so long. And even if you could do it for months and years … is that something you’d want to do? If you don’t enjoy it, why do it for very long?

Be fearless
This means no dwelling on decisions. Jump right in there.

No more complaining
If you are complaining about something you can’t change; drag your thoughts elsewhere, there is always something to improve upon.

Be grateful
A grateful person is usually a happy person. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t compare your ideas to someone else’s ideas.

Be kind to yourself
Positive motivation comes from rewarding yourself. Take an evening off, do what you enjoyed before or spend quality time with your loved ones. Reward yourself, even for little things. It’s all indicative of just how far you have come

Positive Public Pressure
While pressure is often seen as a bad thing (“I’m under too much pressure!”), if used properly it can actually be a good thing. It’s important that pressure not is applied in too negative a way and too high an intensity. Keep things positive and at a manageable intensity, and things will move along nicely.

 

But how can motivation be developed and retained?

Passion and belief in your work are only the first steps. Obstacles can diminish the confidence and motivation of even the most passionate of individuals. Motivation is a roller coaster ride, to say the least. Some factors to improve motivation are external to you.

If you really want to make something work in your business and professional life, it is important that you have a good social network of support, whether he is one special person, a partner or family member, or a group of good friends that can be on hand to offer great advice.

Social support is a significant factor when you want to reach a goal.

Not everybody has the right kind of support network around them to thrive in their ideas. If need be to seek additional advice from a life coach or join a group to meet like-minded professionals in order to get mental stimulation of the best kind.

Physical Environment counts too. A bright airy office or room with little distractions can aid focus. Use innovation and design your ideal workspace, even if it is just an office or even a desk at home.

Once these external factors have been implemented, it is time to look within.

 

 

Motivation comes from within, but there is not a one size fits all model so you need to broaden your horizons or ideas.
It is relative to your surroundings and goals. Obstacles are bound to happen. These are not reflective of you, nor do they define you. See each obstacle as a new opportunity and jump right in.
Use all of these ideas to manage a change in your talents as well as emotional intelligence development.