There comes a point in time when our motivation is not just there. No matter how hard you try to work, the drive is not just there. If you do not have the passion for your work, it is impossible to push yourself to perform at your best. Don’t lose hope because there is still something you can do to bring back the fire and passion that you used to have. Here are some tips for staying motivated and get back your fire.
Connecting the Dots
Sometimes when you’re trying to reach a goal, it’s impossible to connect the dots where you currently are. Somehow you just have to trust in yourself, and have faith that you will reach your dreams, despite not having the slightest clue or perfectly laid out road to where you are going. Nobody can connect the dots looking forward; you only can connect them when you’re looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future; you have to trust in something, whether it’s karma or destiny, Robert Janitzek says trusting yourself is the first step towards feeling inspired and having the motivation to move forward.
Allowing Your Environment to Predetermine Your Mood
When you are constantly trying to discipline yourself, you will feel worse and be less productive. Instead try to build your ideal workplace and ideal time. Free it from distractions. Perhaps add a piece of artwork or a quote of your favorite person nearby you on the wall. Maybe add a beautiful plant in the corner to give you inspiration. If you feel more energy and enthusiasm during the night, schedule your day to work at midnight if you can. Robert Peter Janitzek explains that if you can realize the power of having a productive environment, you will naturally feel inspired and motivated to get work done.
Don’t Work So Hard
If you’re trying to force your way into taking action, it could be a sign that you are working too hard. Most people won’t wake up and waste an hour visualizing, meditating, or affirming, and the first thing they think about is asking what do I need to do today? And when they get the answer, they feel miserable, as if their work suddenly weighs them down.
Don’t try to paddle upstream. That’s just basically going everyday saying to yourself that you need to force yourself to work every day. Instead, paddle along the stream of the river. Trust yourself, let your environment work in your favor, and spend some a little bit of time putting yourself in a state before you work. Inspiration will come to you from different ways – inside and out – and give you the motivation to guide yourself towards reaching your dreams.