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Motivation is the Mantra for Success
By Debasree Banerjee
In today’s world of intense competition and multi-tasking, there is a constant need for motivation to pursue goals with a single-minded focus. The best way is to organize your life so that you don’t have to procrastinate, or distract yourself with trivial things.
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it,” says American Coach and Motivational Speaker, Lou Holtz.
You should start with doing things for which you have a special passion and also develop a regular habit to do so. Without passion and discipline, achieving goals or delivering quality work on time becomes difficult.
If you have lost focus, it is important to “Go Back to Why.”When you are avoiding a particular task, it means, that it is time to just junk it and move forward. Start working for five minutes. Often that little push will be enough to get you going. Move around and show that you are motivated it has an impact on others around you.
If you are getting work in bulk, it is best to chunk it up so that it becomes more manageable. Are you demotivated because you are tired, afraid, bored, restless or angry? Maybe it is because you know for sure that you do not have the time to complete the delegated tasks.
Sometimes hidden fears or anxieties can keep you from getting real work completed. Isolate the unknowns and make yourself confident that you can handle the worst case scenario.
Your environment can have a profound effect on your enthusiasm. Computers that are too slow, inefficient applications or a vehicle that breaks down constantly can kill your motivation. Building motivation is almost as important as avoiding the traps that can stop it, so get the right tools.
The worst killer of motivation is facing a seemingly small problem that creates endless frustration. Reframe little problems that must be fixed as bigger ones, or they will kill any drive you have.
Find a few statements that focus your mind and motivate you. If you aren’t sure where to start, a good personal mantra is, “Do it now!”
Success creates success. When you’ve just won, it is easy to feel motivated about almost anything.
There are many ways you can place small successes earlier on to spur motivation later. Congratulate yourself for small achievements knowing that they are all small steps leading to the final goal.
- Develop a passion for the work you do.
- Have a disciplined approach to deliver on time.
- Get the right tools to remain motivated.
Debasree Banerjee is the Corporate Communications Manager of Blue Ocean Academy, Dubai.