Stay Motivated in Business
Business motivation is like a fire in that, when it first begins, it is strong enough and hot enough to push you to do whatever it is you need to do. Yet, over time, if you aren’t careful, its power starts to fade. Pretty soon, all you’re left with is ashes that serve as a constant reminder of a dream that has ultimately died.
You see it all of the time with personal goals like losing weight or becoming more fit. But when it happens in business, not only does it mean that you’re not going to be able to create a body you want, you also miss out on having a professional life that is fulfilling to the core.
So, how do you stay motivated in business, even when it feels like everything is working against you? Here are some options to consider.
Focus on Daily Growth
If motivation is like fire, this means that you have to tend to it often if you want to keep it hot. This requires focusing on daily growth according to entrepreneur, investor, and innovator Gene Swank as he says that “your mind is like a muscle and must be constantly challenged to stay sharp.”
To achieve this type of growth, Swank recommends reading positive materials daily, as well as taking care of yourself physically and spiritually because when you create a healthy lifestyle, in addition to becoming more motivated, you’re also better able to “weather the challenges” that business ownership sometimes brings.
Remember Your ‘Why’
The one question bestselling author T. Harv Eker says that most of his students have—no matter where they are in the world—is how to get and stay driven long enough to succeed. According to this motivational speaker who also wrote the bestselling book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, the answer to that question is simple. It’s to develop a strong enough ‘why.’
So, if you’re feeling unmotivated in business (or in life), maybe you’re not focusing hard enough on why success in these areas is important to you. In other words, why do you want what you want so badly? Create a list that you can review to remind you to keep going when you start to feel uninspired and ready to give up.