Imagine working on a project for hours on end, only to reach the end of the day to find you’ve actually made little to no progress. For many of us, this can sometimes be a reality.
It’s frustrating to chip away at action items and goals when you feel like you aren’t getting any results. When we don’t immediately see the fruits of our labor, it can be demoralizing, and can negatively impact how willing we are to keep working. This becomes a downward spiral that saps our motivation while keeping us from the success that we want to achieve.
The good news is it’s possible to be more motivated — and more successful — on the job. If you want long-lasting motivation, try focusing on an approach that keeps you happy and satisfied with the work you’re doing. Take the first step by trying these 5 powerful methods to welcome happiness — and success — into your life.
1.Do absolutely nothing.
Yes, it sounds counterintuitive. But when you’re doing everything all the time, your energy will be drained — and fast. Take a timeout to breathe, hear your own thoughts and reevaluate what you’re doing and why. This lets you feel good about your progress and can help you bring out your creativity.
2. Get uncomfortable.
Stepping outside your comfort zone is the only way you can truly get somewhere. If you stay where you feel comfortable, you’ll never see what kind of incredible goals you can reach and accomplish. Plus, the more things you achieve, the more motivated you’ll become to go further.
3. Be compassionate.
Demonstrate to others you care for and appreciate them. Doing so will not only bring gratitude into your life, but your relationships will grow.
4.Find what makes you resilient.
Overcoming life’s challenges has much to do with how well you can bounce back from the obstacles you run into. Recovering from failure is crucial for staying happy and staying motivated — and finding out how to strengthen your resilience is key. Take small risks, succeed at them, then build on that firm foundation moving forward.
5. Be kind to yourself.
Above all else, take care of yourself. You’ve already accomplished so much, and you’re going to accomplish much more in the days, months and years ahead. Remember this and you’ll find more happiness and success in the future.