How To Keep Yourself Motivated In Job? #Business #Wales

By Matt Collins – 3/12/13 

Employers always look for the motivated employees as they realize that motivated employees shell out positive energy in the whole team. But, sometimes even a highly motivated employee experience the slump or need a boost to regain their normal motivation levels. It is well known that motivated employees are happier, energetic, enthusiastic, productive, more driven and better performing than their unmotivated peers. Here are a few ways to sustain your motivation level and enhance your performance when you are in phase of low motivation.
1. Read and remain resourceful:
Turn to living legends of success. Many successful men have pen down their path of success in their biographies. Read a lot of them and take the benefit from it. People like CEO extraordinaire Jack Welch, business guru Stephen Covey, or career columnist Harvey Mackay have shared their path of success in their biographies.Keep yourself updated about the latest trends of your industry. It always good to have knowledge about what is happening in the industry you are working for. Also, it will keep your mind active and inspire you to learn more. The more you know about something, the more you’ll want to keep learning. Read about the things of your interest too as it helps to keep your mind fresh. Reading a lot makes a man resourceful in job and it is well known that a resourceful employee is always loved in the organization.

2. Talk to the people who inspire you:
Do not hesitate to talk to people who have done a lot in their career and are considered successful. Most people will be glad to advise you and suggest ways to resolve your work relate problems. You can inspiration from anyone around you like your parents, friends, mentor or any person in office you admire. Stay in touch with them and keep them abreast about your own successes. Do this consistently and you’ll have a very impressive network of inspirational sources.

3. Don’t get demotivated by small tasks:
Take a look at the bigger picture. Think about your fulfillment at the end of the day. Try not to let the daily grind at work get you down. You may not realize it, but your job must touch someone or make a difference somehow, even if indirectly. Also, focus on how your contribution at work makes a positive difference in the company. Remember that a team is nothing without its players.

4. Go beyond your job title:
Comfort zone breeds a feeling of self-satisfaction or achievement and self satisfaction makes you lazy. The laziness gradually finishes the seal of achieving more in professional life. To overcome this laziness do things that does not come into your job description. Take initiatives in projects; volunteer in to take on projects at work, and reading up on your industry and the company. Knowing the inner workings of the company gives you an extra edge that you can ultimately use to your advantage. For instance, your vast knowledge may just prove to be valuable to your superiors one day.

5. Set your goal:
Have a clear idea in mind about your targets and what you want to do in your job. You can set goals for yourself on a daily basis and monthly basis. A set target will keep you focused on your work and do not let you distract from your objectives. At the end of the day or month, you can do a self assessment of your performance. It will also give a reality check of your worth in the company.

6. List your accomplishments:
Prepare a list of your achievements at the end of the month or year in the both personal and professional life. It will tell your worth in the company. Once you are convinced, it does not need any validation from others. Feeling of achievement that comes from within is the most effective and does not need any praises from others as such.

7. Challenge yourself with new tasks:
Setting new goals will keep the drive alive. Once you know what you’re capable of, set business goals for yourself and set new standards in your field. The will to succeed will keep you going, and bring out bouts of brilliance that you never knew you had.

Of course, the hardest part of any goal is actually setting the gears in motion. Implement whatever plan is necessary in order to accomplish your goal. Risk is a great motivator, and failure a great teacher. Don’t be afraid of failure; learn from it instead.

8. Mix up with people:
Like comfort zones, routine begets boredom and numbs the soul. So try to avoid getting stuck in the same old cycle. Even something as small as changing the radio station on your way to work, taking a different route home, picking up a new magazine, or going for lunch with new people can keep you, and your attitude, fresh.

You can even change things around at work by rearranging or redecorating your office (or cubicle). Don’t get stuck in the rut of a routine because, sometimes, even the slightest change can lead to bigger things and better ideas.

9. Have fun at work:
As per Motivation-tools.com, creativity guru Doug Hall wrote that brainpower can increase three- to five-fold by laughing and having fun before working on a problem. Try to find something fun about a project, no matter how daunting it looks. It will relax you and put you in a more optimistic frame of mind.

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