Unlocking Your Inner Drive: Strategies for Personal Motivation

It’s easy to lose motivation when you’ve been in the same position for a while. The good news is that by practicing a few techniques, you can get your groove back and continue to grow your career. To help you, here are a few different ways to boost motivation and move ahead in your job and in your life.

#1 Identify Goals

If you’re not working toward a goal, it’s easy to procrastinate and feel stagnant in your career. However, when you have goals in mind, whether in the short- or long-term, these help drive growth and motivation. So think about where you want to be a year from now or five years from now. Then identify one or two goals that will help you bring your vision to life.

#2 Be Realistic

If you have a big goal, like earning a promotion, finding a new job, or going back to school, it can seem overwhelming. Break it up into small, more realistic steps and attach a timeline to each one. This will make your goal seem far more doable and less daunting.

#3 Reward Yourself

As you reach certain major milestones, give yourself a reward. Hit the spa, go on a mini weekend vacation, or splurge on tickets for the big game. This will keep you motivated as you work toward achieving big-picture goals.

You can also reward yourself at the end of each day or week as you continue to meet goals. For instance, something as simple as going out to your favorite restaurant or letting yourself take a break and relax are simple yet effective rewards that can keep you on track.

#4 Take Risks

Fear can hold you back in a big way in your career. You might be comfortable where you are. Yet, you’re not going to grow and advance in your career if you don’t take a few calculated risks. So get out of the rut and take some risks. Doing it afraid is a part of growth.

#5 Ask for Guidance

If there’s someone in your life with the career you want or that you look up to, ask for guidance and advice. Talk about where you are and where you want to be, then ask for their thoughts. Just talking things out with another like-minded person can help you gain clarity and inspiration.

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