It might be at the end of a recent challenging project, or the end of the week, or you’re simply feeling burnt out – there will definitely be times when you’re slacking and you feel unmotivated to do any work at all. This might be acceptable in certain places, but in some stricter offices, you really need to deliver on certain tasks that need to be fulfilled by the end of the day.
You might just feel that you need to quit. From experience, there Friday afternoons are when the feeling sets in, when it’s already three thirty, and you’ve only just began a new project an hour ago. You realize you won’t have enough time to finish it before of the day, and so your demotivated self doesn’t do anything for the rest of the day.
Not only are you in risk of getting caught not doing anything, but if you’re fishing for a raise or a promotion, you’re definitely not going to get it.
There are a few things you can do to get your motivation up, though. There are certainly many ways, such as breaking big goals down to smaller ones, saving the smaller, easier tasks for the afternoon, and there are a few other ways as well. What works best depends of course on the person, but one great way is to ask yourself three questions:
- Why do I want to achieve this? Write down 5 reasons why you must ABSOLUTELY, POSTIVELY HAVE to finish this task.
- How will I feel when I have finished this? Think about just how awesome you’re going to feel when you finally get everything finished, and have overcome every single obstacle. VICTORY!!!!!
- What will it cost me in 10 years’ time if I give up? Feel the emotions of defeat, sorrow, and worthlessness that you would feel if you have failed in this. It can be as exaggerated as possible.
Now, after pondering about these three things,
GET TO WORK, AND BLAST IT AWAY TO OBLIVION!!!