Running a business, staying devoted and at the top of your game sure isn’t easy and a sense of giving in to the pressure might sneak up on you at times.
Feeling lack of motivation is one thing and beating it calls for strategies of its own, like taking steps in solving issues, spending time with successful and resourceful people and setting up a priority list. Likewise, keeping your motivation high works pretty much in the same way.
Some of the first things to establish when talking about motivation are:
- Does your business benefit from your motivation being continuously at its pinnacle?
- How can I keep my motivation high at all times?
- Should I keep my employees’ motivation high?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then you most certainly have an idea, vision and a plan of the direction you want your business to go; and surely, you’ll do anything to get there. Let’s see then what you need to do in order to stay inspired and driven.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
- Tony Robbins
And it is not all in setting goals; you must be resolved and insistent on reaching them. There may be no need to mention that those goals need to be realistic, but anyway, stay level headed and pragmatic when it comes to evaluating how down-to-earth your aims are. It is always necessary to reevaluate, inspect and scrutinize factors influencing your cause. Don't worry if you fail. Mistakes are to be made but also there is a lot to learn from them and over the time, you should be able to find your game and be able to perfectly balance the level of the goals and expectations and to successfully meet if not all, then at least most of them.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
- George Bernard Shaw
Don’t let this happen in your team or with your clients. The preciousness of communication is in its ability to give insights into not just what consumers want, but also what they need. This is where you beat the competition. And not only that, but it brings you closer to your co-workers, to your staff while it strengthens collaboration, increases involvement of the team, and gives more space for the innovation to emerge and grow. Know this: never expect or assume - ask a question and get the exact answer. That's what communication is all about.
Also, I’m always learning better and better how to prioritize and how to leave certain things for the next day.
- Lisa Loeb
his is so true and so should you. No one can do everything, especially not all the time. Unless we want to be governed by our projects, goals, both business and private affairs, we need to make and have priorities. Of course, being objective when it comes to setting up due dates, consideration to others and their share of work as well as flexibility go without saying. The question is how to approach this prioritizing issue. Well, the easiest solution would be to apply some of the already established methods of prioritizing which can be found anywhere online.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
- Paul J. Meyer
Being productive can never be achieved without meticulous planning. Whether you do it the day before, a week or a month ahead, you unquestionably need to plan. After the very planning is finished, you must set your mind to accomplishing them. One leads to another, consequently, recapitulating on what has been planned and respectively carried out. This specific step keeps you on track and your motivation constantly at work as you satisfy one need and give it a boost for the next one.
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Reward small and big successes equally, but don’t make it all about money. While money is a motivation for some, others might not care as much. Instead, think about introducing days off, chances for promotion or different kinds of perks, whatever keeps the pillars of your company going.
At the same time, think about what keeps you going. Is it being in charge, contributing to the society and making a difference or a drive to leave your own mark in the corporate world?
I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I'm inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.
- Conor McGregor
Inspiration is the fuel to keep your motor running. It is actually what makes the world turn. If there were no inspiration left in this world, we could all stop existing as there would be no purpose to anything. Inspiring others is what brings inspiration to you, alongside with exchanging experiences, brainstorming solutions, bringing new ideas, searching, researching and breathing the air of the entrepreneurial spirit which smells like advancement and success.
You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.
- Sabrina Bryan
There is always more to reach and achieve, but you need to evaluate whether you really need it. There’s always something to spend your energies on and for maintaining motivation levels high just remember to set realistic goals, communicate effectively, prioritize smartly, inspire selflessly, reward respectively and above all to focus.
Having your own way or some useful tips to keep your motivation high in the business you are doing? Willing to share it with the rest of the world? Please let us know in the comments below.