Statistics show that More than half of the American workforce feels disengaged from their jobs. If what we do at work becomes a dreaded experience, then why do it at all? The key to improving your professional performance, and your personal satisfaction is to find your motivation and your drive in the work you do.
MOTIVATION MAKES THINGS HAPPEN!
When we are motivated we act, learn, improve, and grow. We achieve results and find a way forward.
But what is that gets us motivated and what can we do to increase our motivation at work?
Here are 5 ways to help you find your motivation and reinvigorate your drive at work:
“Why Do You Do What You Do?”
Think about how your role generates an overall benefit to someone or something that matters to you. Think about how your work supports your values. Always find a way to relate the work you do with your values in every situation no matter how small or big, how important or not.
2. ROLE MODEL
“Find someone to look up to!”
Always strive to find opportunities to learn from others. What qualities in people do you admire? Find the people with qualities you respect and choose a role model that will help you become the best version of yourself! When we find someone to look up to we are encouraged and better equipped and determined to defend, accomplish and improve.
Spend some quality time with your co-workers, friends and family! Develop and maintain nurturing relationships that will keep you energized, positive and fulfilled. Having a good relationship with your colleagues is essential for a healthy work environment that provides the base for both individual and team success.
4. JUST DO IT
“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” – John C. Maxwell
Always believe in what you are doing. Action comes before motivation. Sometimes you need to simply take an action and then your motivation will begin to kick in.
“Always look on the bright side of life”
Find something good, something positive, a value even in the things you don’t enjoy doing. Identify the positives in every situation and remember yourself why you do what you do every day.
“Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards–it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation”, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler. It’s important to try and follow these 5 Practices to Discover or Rediscover Your Motivation at Work in order to unleash your best potential. It is a choice you can make. As Jack London said: “Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.”
If your present work environment doesn’t allow you to rediscover your motivation through these 5 proven ways, then it may be time to look for a change. Don’t jump ship too quickly! Many opportunities may be available within your organization that can help you find purpose, bond with team members, and produce results. Most importantly, you’ve got to take the first step to rediscovering what drives you. And, we know you can do it!
Let us know if you tried some of these practices to discover your motivation and what worked best for you. If you decide you need professional help click here to learn about the Life\Work Design™, the proven process that has transformed the working lives of thousands of people.