Feeling unmotivated? Here is a plan of action that will put you on a course to regain your zest for life. When you have the zest for life you can dream and make it happen.
Has your motivation been absent lately? Do you feel unmotivated about your job or your business? Use the following tips to help bring your inspiration back.
Here are 8 tips for getting you out of your rut.
- Read Profiles of Successful People
Get inspiration from people who have gone through the pain and effort of what you want to accomplish. Use their success, and more importantly, their failures, to draw inspiration from. No successful person does it alone. Follow their example and find a person or group of people that are trying to accomplish the same goal you have. Being part of a mastermind group will change your feeling unmotivated.
- Open Your Eyes to People Around You
Getting caught up in your day-to-day activities is so easy that you don’t see what others around them are doing. Many times, these other people are doing extraordinary things, and we can use them for our own inspiration. You can do this both at work and in your community. People are always doing amazing things. It just takes some observation to see it.
- Revisit Your Own Past
Most people have accomplishments they have forgotten about. Try to remember what you have done in the past that excited and inspired you. Sometimes, just thinking about them can inspire you for your present life.
- Keep a Journal
You cannot plan when inspiration is going to pay you a visit. When you get an inspiring idea, if you don’t write it down, you will forget. Carry a small notebook with a pen attached. You could also use a smartphone for this purpose. Just make sure you carry it around with you wherever you go. Taking this action will remove your feeling unmotivated. At the end of your day put these ideas in your journal.
- Rely on Hard Work
Inspiration alone will not get much done. We call people that have inspiration without applying action to the inspiration dreamers. When you work hard at something, you will find the work itself inspires you. People find different ways to do things simply by performing the tasks in their job. Sometimes, they try something they haven’t tried before, and it works out in ways they would never have imagined. This only happens because they chose to work hard at their jobs.
- Get Outside Your Comfort Zone
This requires you to get rid of the phrase “that is not in my job description”. If you interrupt your brain from its normal way of thinking, it will think in ways you have never thought about before. When feeling unmotivated try to step outside your comfort zone. Do activities that you, and others, would not consider normal for you. When you do this, you are causing your brain to generate new neural pathways and change happens.
- Watch Videos on YouTube
Try to find videos that are inspirational or teach something. This is not about watching videos of cats playing with each other or doing other cute things. There are plenty of stories about people who have overcome adversity. This gets the creative process flowing.
- Make Lemonade out of Lemons
Granted, this is a bit cliché. But, the message is clear. Try to always turn problems into opportunities. You will never know until you try.
- Read two books in the next couple of weeks about successful people.
- Think about a failure you have had in the past year or so. What was the outcome of that failure? What would you do differently if you were given the chance to do it over? Record your answers so that you can refer to them in the future.
- Visit The Good Life Mall and join in a forum discussion and comment on two blog articles.