Unfortunately, inspiration is never around the corner when you need it most.
You’re working on a top-priority project and have been given a set of instructions by the client: make it creative and unique.
You’ve been working on it for days, and every idea and concept is discarded by the client because it doesn’t align with their vision. You wish you could read minds, but you can’t.
You sit defeated, ready to throw in the towel. You need strength, motivation and inspiration to get through the week.
However, inspiration and motivation aren’t magic pills. It takes a lot of patience and determination to climb the ladder of success.
That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find your drive and build your motivation. Here are a few things you can do:
You’ve set your goals. We all set goals. That’s what we’re good at.
However, what we’re often not good at is achieving them—one of the reasons for that is losing our drive.
We forget why we started in the first place. Let’s say you’ve made a list. On top of the list you’ve written you want to make Employee of the Month this time around.
However, halfway through you’ve given up. Why? Is it stress? Being overworked? Is your colleague doing better than you?
Ask yourself why you want to be Employee of the Month.
Are you aiming for a raise? Do top achievers get special perks? Remind yourself why you started the journey in the first place.
One of the biggest mistakes we tend to make is overworking ourselves. Don’t start with tasks that are too tough to handle.
Start small and work your way up. This will take the load off your shoulders. When you see results by achieving small goals, you become motivated.
Listening to keynote speakers can help you get back on the right track. Pep talks can help you identify your weaknesses and strengths.
Steve Gilliland is a Hall of Fame speaker who uses humor and words of wisdom to help his audience find inspiration.
His books—including Enjoy the Ride, Making a Difference, Hide Your Goat and Detour—are best-sellers that not only inspire and entertain, but teach readers ways to cope in a stressful working environment.
Check out his keynote presentations for some much-needed motivation!