6 Important Ways to Find Your Motivation At Work

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Work can be tedious sometimes, actually most of the times. Sometimes you need a right kind of motivation to finish the work as your dear ones can’t always be there to get you motivated all the time. All you need is self-motivation to complete the task given by your boss. Below are some great and some essential ways to find your motivation at work. You don’t need to do your work uninspired, feeling why you chose this job. Use the following ways and make your work life fun, and motivated.

Finding motivation tip #1: Task Identity

The best thing to bring motivation to your work is simply by identifying what you have done. Identify the task, most of the works are boring, but you need to do it because it is assigned to you. Identify the task and then try to do it. You should be able to summarize your whole work in 1 minute. In just one line you should know what you have to do. Don’t think of the task as hard work rather find something interesting about that work. Think about the work and take it as a challenge. Don’t think of it as a burden or workload, try making it interesting.

Finding motivation tip #2: Stop sweating the small stuff

Don’t worry about every single little detail of your work. Avoid taking stress about small stuff, or kinds of stuff that don’t matter. If the workload is too huge and has to be done in a short amount of time, divide the work into small tasks and then complete them. Completing the projects by dividing in small modules can make the work less stressful.

Finding motivation tip #3: Read Daily

Reading makes your life better. Every successful person you will meet would have read tons of books. Buy some great self-help books or get it for free from the nearest library. Start small. Start by reading 5-10 pages daily. The number of pages can also depend on your reading speed and interest in reading. Increase the number of pages day by day. Google the summary of the book and only read it if you like it.

Finding motivation tip #4: Skill Variety

Skill variety means a different kind of skills or activities which are required to perform a particular task or work. Get a job which has huge skill variety or find some different skills needed to perform the similar task. Your mind gets bored if you do the same thing every day, try something new. Do some activities differently. If your job is to travel from one place to another, go with a different vehicle and say no to your old boring routine.

Finding motivation tip #5: Get feedback on your work

Feedbacks play an important role in motivation. When you have completed the work, you need to get a response on how was your work. Feedback serves as the best kind of motivation, whether it is positive or negative. It may be appreciated or some suggestions, take it positively, and you are good to go. By getting feedbacks, you will be able to know how well you are doing your work and if there are any changes needed. You can also get some high level of motivation by appreciation.

Learn more about giving Feedback right with help of the Better Feedback Module and try out the Feedback Wrap.

Finding motivation tip #6: Celebrate wins

Reward yourself with every work you have done. Appreciate yourself for completing every task. Say for instance, if there was a task which was important and you didn’t complete it in given deadline, how much you would have scolded yourself for not completing that task?

But now, when you have completed the task, will you reward yourself? Do it now, appreciate yourself for achieving something. The celebration doesn’t always mean a grand party and all that stuff, and sometimes it’s about mental celebration. And, it gives more satisfaction to your body as well as the mind.

Adopt these life changing tips and head towards your workplace with more joy and confidence.

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One thought on "6 Important Ways to Find Your Motivation At Work"

  • Nathalie Argueles says:

    Awesome stuff. Please keep writing more things like this. I really like the fact you went so in depth on this and really explored the topic as much as you did. I read a lot of blogs but usually, it’s pretty shallow content. Thanks for upping the game here!

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