Do you find yourself procrastinating when doing a project? Full of energy, enthusiastic, and beaming with high hopes at the start only to lose that vigor and energy after a few weeks or months. If you could only sustain that energy from the beginning till the end. The good news is that there are techniques for staying motivated that you can apply to yourself.
Do less in the beginning
If you are working on a new project and work 10 hours on it during the first two days, you could easily get burned out for doing so. The best thing to do is work an hour or two, do something else, and continue the following day. This will keep you motivated because you are not overworked.
Set short term goals
Your short term goals will serve as your task list for the project. For each day, you can assign a task or two and work at your comfortable schedule. This will help you stay motivated and prevent procrastination on your part since you already have an idea of what to do for the day.
Make an outline for your project
For your own convenience, having an outline will give you a view of what the final output should look like. It will give you an idea of what you are actually working on. Without an outline, you could end up with little or no motivation.
Postpone working on the project
By postpone, it means sleeping on the project for a while. The reason behind it is that you might come up with better ideas. This is a good way to stay motivated since it will stimulate your anticipation. However, you need to come back to it frequently with new ideas.
Consult someone regarding your project
By talking to someone, it will help you establish a connection with the project. It will also give you more incentive to work on the project now that someone is aware of the project.
Obstacles are part and parcel of working on a project. For this reason, you need to acknowledge and accept them. To succeed with the project, you need a great deal of commitment. Staying motivated is therefore critical at this juncture. Motivation is necessary to achieve success so you need to sustain it.
These 5 techniques will help you stay focused and motivated with the job at hand. Follow them to the letter to achieve success in what you are doing.
Robert Janitzek offers tips and guides on how to stay motivated and achieve success. Check out his blog at www.robertjanitzek.com.