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How to Get and Stay Motivated

We often are aware that we have to accomplish a goal or target within a period or in our lifetime. However, it may be outside of your comfort zone which might not be that motivating to accomplish. So how to get and stay motivated to keep on to achieve a greater goal?

Here are three ways which will spark your motivation once again.

Compelling Reason

Everybody needs a basis to do what you need to do. Nobody can force you to do something you don’t like to do. However, if overcoming this obstacle will allow you to be closer to your goal or bring greater joy to your life. It will be easier to get over with this mandate task.

Successful people will go through this stage where things get boring and exhausting that they will want to give up or take a break. If it helps in the greater good, by all means, take a break, realign your goals and values, this will motivate yourself to push harder than before in accomplishing your goals in life.

The Mandate Task

Doing the annoying things is just not your cup of tea, it will kill you ten times faster. This is because you said it is boring so it will be boring. You can always make things interesting by taking another approach to things. If take the lift is boring, try to take the stairs for a change. You get what I mean, do something different or unusual about it, try doing it the opposite way, crazy as it may sound, but it will bring results that will well exceed your expectations. As far as it does not disrupt or harm your goals, just try it.

You Only Live Once

Do not be afraid of failing or losing. If the wall seems too high to climb, try plan B by going around it. If you fall, learn from the mistakes and alter your approach. You only live once, don’t be afraid to try new methods to get what you want. You have only one life to do the things you need to do, and you have now to do it. Do not wait till another time as time is a precious commodity which cannot be reverse. Note that everybody has a limited time on this earth to do the things we need to do.

So if the task is tough, break it down to pieces. If it is boring, add some fun into it. If there is no reason, don’t do it. If it serves a greater goal but lacks the reasons, find more reasons then. Life is short, do not waste it.

Motivation and Goal Setting for Businesses

For the managers and professionals who hold the responsibility of managing other people it is absolutely essential for them to motivate employees and set an achievable goal. It is a well-known fact that people perform best when they are given a specific goal to achieve.

This doesn’t just benefit the employees but also the employer, he gets his work done and the employees feel like winners every time they accomplish their goals.

Motivation and goal setting is of high importance for any business, it takes the company and employees towards a defined objective. Without a goal no one would show up for work, there will be no direction and no motivation to move ahead.

Advantages of setting a goal:

  • Work will be completed quickly, efficiently and effectively.
  • Goal setting and motivation results in a better performance of tasks
  • Gives the employees control over their own future
  • There is a sense of purpose in life

Imagine going to the ticket counter of the metro services, when you don’t know where you are going what you will purchase? Maybe a random ticket and once you are in the metro to your random destination, what will you do there? Where will you stay? How will you get back? Do you have enough money? All these things need to be thought of before making a journey, its similar to goal setting, when you travel you know where you are going, where you will stay and by following a simple goal you can plan the journey, it becomes sweeter and tension free and once you reach your destination there is a sense of accomplishment and with that comes happiness.  Here are some tips on setting business goals.

The goals you set for your businesses need to be:

  • Clear and aligned to the vision, mission and strategies of the organization
  • Participation of the employees in setting up of goals is important
  • Smart stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound, hence the goals that we set should be smart.
  • Breaking down the goal to small milestones helps the employee see where he is heading and how far he has come.
  • Recognition is important to make your employees keep going, every employee should be recognized for his or her individual commitments and achievements to keep him going
  • Short term rewards and benefits can keep the spirits high of your employees, surprise bonuses and time off help a lot in keeping the employees happy and satisfied.

Motivation and goal setting are two sides of the same coin, there is an importance of maintaining a balance between goals and motivations, the organization must always consider how a specific goal will impact motivatio