Not Feeling Motivated?
I think everyone, whether in business or not goes through periods of not being motivated. Don't beat yourself up about it…
It's okay to not be motivated sometimes, but when it effects your life and/or your business, then it becomes a problem.
Honestly, you probably know what to do when you're feeling unmotivated, but I will remind you in this post to help you out 🙂
Here Are 5 Tips To Keep You Motivated
1) What Is YOUR Why?
Being an entrepreneur is hard work. It will be overwhelming at times. You will become frustrated and want to quit. You will lose your focus and sometimes your way.
But, the way to get yourself back on track is to REMEMBER your WHY. If your WHY is not big enough it’s time to go back to the drawing board and create a new WHY.
2) Don’t Think Of The BIG Task: Think In Small Steps That Make Up That Task
Probably the #1 reason why we get overwhelmed as entrepreneurs is because we think about all the steps that it’s going to take to get to the final outcome.
One of the best books I have read on this subject was called The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson.
Here’s the summary:
“The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. The Slight Edge is not just another self-help tool for traveling the path to success. It is the doorway to creating powerful results in any area of your life, by using tools you already hold within you.”
My biggest take away that has been very effective for me is when I start feeling unmotiviated, I take one step at time. Just one of the steps that I need to take to achieve a desired outcome.
Breaking it down this way will help defeat the overwhelming feeling you may be having.
Think of your project in terms of steps and as each small step is completed realize that you are one step closer to achieving your desired outcome.
3) Keep Things Simple
You know your business and you should know what steps you need to take to be successful. So write down what those steps are.
When I fall into the trap of thinking I need to learn something new, or I need to do what another successful person is doing, or I feel the need to reinvent the wheel, this is when I end up frustrated, overwhelmed, lost, and ultimately unmotivated.
Watch your activities throughout the day. If you have identified what you need to do each day to be successful keep that on a notepad next to your workspace and follow those steps each day to stay the course.
4) Take Some Time Off
Take a break or some time off when you are feeling unmotivated or overwhelmed.
Breaks and/or some time off can give you a fresh new perspective on the things you are doing and gives you the ability to check in with yourself.
This is the perfect time to relax, take a few breaths, and focus on just you. It’s like a reset button.
You’d be surprised how effective just walking away from your work and taking a nice walk on a nice day can recharge your work machine.
5) Take Time To Become Inspired Again
Think about who inspires you. Who motivates you. Seek those people out and watch their videos, listen to their audios, listen to their songs, read their blogs and give yourself a quick injection of what you first felt that motivated you in the past.
Don’t wait on someone to drag you across the finish line. It’s all up to you.
Take action, implement these tips to getting unmotivated and get back to doing what you LOVE.