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Tyron
It always seems impossible until it is done
For the past 25 years I have been working in relatively high-pressure roles where deadlines and bottom lines are the measure of success and heavy burdens of responsibility are the norm. I am living testament of the notion that if you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life so the past two decades have been smooth sailing for me. Moreover, I believe in striking a balance between people and the actual job so I always make a point of interacting with the team, this is a necessary characteristic when dealing with multi-dimensional and collaborative teams. It’s important to remain well connected and to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry. I studied Business Management, majoring in Finance and Accounting. I am constantly attending workshops and seminars to stay up to date with the latest industry trends and developments.
It's the employees' job to keep motivated
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I absolutely love my job, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t days when I get up and absolutely dread going to work. We’re all different and have different ways of staying motivated, but for me personally, nothing is more motivating than reminding myself why I’m doing the work in the first place. It's crucial that you remain in touch with what inspires you.
What steps do you take towards keeping yourself motivated at work?
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For me, it’s exercising. I believe motivation comes from living a balanced life, both in and out of the office. And exercising can definitely help, both physically and mentally.
For me, it’s exercising. I believe motivation comes from living a balanced life, both in and out of the office. And exercising can definitely help, both physically and mentally.
You're right, staying motivated at work actually starts before you walk into the office. It’s extremely important to work out — whether that’s going for a run or meditating — it’s about finding a balance. Finishing a work out before you enter the office helps you start your day on the right foot and gives you the energy necessary to accomplish other tasks throughout the day.
Get enough sleep! I cannot reiterate this enough. It is so important to re energize each night, and the best way to do this is by getting enough sleep. In addition to a good sleep routine, it’s also important to take daily breaks from your work.
If you want to do the best you can do at work, you need to not only commit to being motivated to do so, you should also commit to getting your job accomplished in an above-and-beyond manner.
Bribing yourself can be a great thing when it comes to remaining motivated at work. For example, if you want to read a book, set a deadline and a reward. Say, if you love ice cream, you could eat some as soon as you finish the book.
In all aspects of life, it’s never a good use of energy to spend our time focusing on the things we simply cannot control. Work is no exception to that. To stay as motivated as possible, Huffington Post suggested omitting those uncontrollables from our mindsets as focusing on them could impede our progress at work on the broader scale. Rather, worry about the things you do have power to excel in, and use your energy on those
If you’re feeling in the pits at work, you need to pull yourself out of it. Just suck it up and roll with the punches. Honestly
It might be cliche to say, but you need to start off by looking at the bright side. Optimism is going to be the coal in your fire; it’ll keep your engine going and keep you warm. Sometimes you have to stretch yourself to find the good in a situation, but think of what’s at stake - your livelihood.
Make a list of everything that is alright with your job. Just write. It doesn’t have to be a laundry list of amazing perks, but think about the stuff that is pretty good and start there. You can even start with number one: I’m employed. Being thankful for the everyday stuff like having a job, is a great way to shift your perspective.
If the vision isn’t set, set one. It doesn’t have to be an impressive vision, linked to the corporate strategy and all of that. It can be a vision for you and your work. You can frame success within the context of your environment and what is within the scope of your control. Create your own goals, even if they’re small. Having goals and making progress on those goals makes us happier so go out there and start setting some goals.
Make a list of everything that is alright with your job. Just write. It doesn’t have to be a laundry list of amazing perks, but think about the stuff that is pretty good and start there. You can even start with number one: I’m employed. Being thankful for the everyday stuff like having a job, is a great way to shift your perspective.
YES !! Just google your local unemployment rate and maybe you’ll feel a bit better.
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Employees are required to be motivated I agree, but too often Employers do not view the position of what they can do to create motivation, passion, and loyalty in an employee. I know that is not part of your discussion but it bares mentioning I believe. Happy employees freely give more of themselves to the company, have better"team" mentality and work harder.
Attitude is everything. Approach work with optimism, gratitude, and a desire to be helpful and you’ll have a foundation for a happier workplace.
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