Are you undermotivated by your goals? So much that you pump yourself up like “yes I’m going to go home and smash out a post” or “today I will be active on all my social media channels”. Then when the day and the time comes you have no drive or energy to get the job done and procrastination becomes our best friend. You know what we all do it and our daily lives and not because we are not capable but more because our goals can overwhelm us and under motivate us.
So, you’re feeling unmotivated. Maybe success is “taking too long”, maybe you’re feeling like you’re not making the difference you wanted to make or maybe, you’re just completely tired and uninspired which is leaving you feeling unmotivated.
Change the story you are telling yourself.
I’m going to give you some tough love here, everybody feels unmotivated at one time or another in their life, but it is possible to overcome these feelings of self-doubt, uninspired and unmotivated. Here’s where the tough love comes in, you have to change the story you are telling yourself.
What in the heck does that even mean? It means, if you are feeling less than inspired, less than motivated to achieve your goals in your business then you have got to change your mindset. You have to stop telling yourself how unmotivated you are, how success isn’t coming fast enough or that you’re not good at something. We are going to believe in whatever story we consistently tell ourselves so begin to tell yourself that you ARE successful, that you have the determination and persistence to keep moving forward.
So, what can we do to stop the overwhelm of our goals and get them back to motivating us.
- Set a Number
– Figure out a time frame on your goals. Everything should have a due date attached to it, so you have a purpose and drive to see it done. I write all my blog post ideas down and then I set due dates on all of them to keep me accountable and help me stay on track and forced on what I have to do for that month.
- Chose your top 3 goals for that day.
– It’s no secret that having too many goals can demotivate us. With too many goals comes too many tasks. Ask yourself what actually needs to get done to achieve your goals. Cutting tasks does not make you lazy-it makes you productive. So, have Top 3 goals for the day and 3 additional goals underneath your top goals. But do not start the 3 additional goals until you finish the 3 top goals on your list.
- Visualize the process-not just the end game
– I visualize the process and that helps motivate me to get up and do it because it wasn’t just the goal, but the process that became important.
- Get organized
– Nothing’s more of a buzz kill on your productivity than a cluttered work environment. Tidy up your desk and tame your email so you can think clearly and breathe a little easier. I recently overhauled our main email account with twenty different filters so that only important emails make it to our inbox, and the others are organized nicely. It’s pure bliss! You might want to get on this one right away.
- Don’t force it
– Some days you’re just not in the mood and that’s okay. Get away from your desk, go for a walk, take the afternoon off, just give your mind a break and try again tomorrow. After all, you can’t force greatness!
What motivates you and keep you pushing through the struggles on the week? Let me know in the comment section and like and share if you finds it helpful.