A Five-Step System to Getting Motivated at Work
Work is where you will spend countless hours, days, and years of your life. When you can't find the motivation you desire, work can be frustrating, boring, and far from satisfying. Because you will spending so much of your life working, it's important to get motivated and excited about your occupation. When you wake up wanting to go to your job, that's a great thing. I know you can have it, because I enjoy that feeling every day of the week. 1. THE MORNING DRIVE This is the time to get your energy going and your creative juices flowing. You can either drive to work like a zombie and keep all thoughts out of your head, or you can make your morning drive productive and motivating. Listen to audio tapes while you drive to work. This will not only motivate you, but also help educate you. Listening to the radio is a mistake if you have some good audio programs to listen to. You could also pick a challenge you are facing and work, and think of solutions as you drive. When you reach your job, you'll have several ideas to go with instead of starting from scratch with nothing at all. 2. ENTER THE DOORS WITH FOCUS As you finish your drive, begin to focus in on what you will work on that day. If you have a manager telling you what needs to be done, then this step is already taken care of. But if you must choose where to begin when you arrive at work, do so before you get there. As you enter the front door, try to have a single starting point in mind. Perhaps you have report to finish, or you have to create a new marketing campaign. Regardless of your responsibilities, know where you will start as the door closes behind you. 3. THE FIVE MINUTE RULE When you reach work, limit your 'settling down to work' time to only five minutes. Many people get to work, talk to a few friends, go through the mail, check their e- mail, talk a little more, spin in circles in their chairs, and by the time you know it, lunch time! Give yourself a time limit and when you reach it, get to work on your first goal of the day. After a few weeks of putting this tip to use, you'll be amazed at how much more you can accomplish during the day. 4. TAKE A BREAK If you stick to the five minute minimum, and enter the doors with focus, your brain will need a quick break now and then. Give yourself a five to ten minute break during the day to help you get refreshed and rejuvenated. 5. SET UP YOUR GOALS FOR TOMORROW As the day is winding down, and you are getting ready to head out the door, make a brief list of goals that you have yet to accomplish. Leave the list on your desk so you will know exactly what you have to work on when you get to work the next morning. Follow these simple tips today, and the motivation and energy you desire will be waiting for you tomorrow.
Jason Gracia http://www.motivation123.com