Personal Motivation Tactics to Transform Your Workday (and Inspire Others)

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Everyone works hard to stay motivated on the job. Companies often put policies in place to help engage their workers and help everyone stay happy and effective in their jobs. However, employees have a responsibility too. While environment, co-workers, and management all play a role in at work satisfaction, only individuals can be in control of their own actions and reactions.

“It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.” – Zig Ziglar

So how can you stay motivated at work and inspire motivation as a leader in the workplace? Let’s take a look at some ideas.

  • Don’t dwell: People who are motivated in their lives and their jobs don’t dwell on things they can’t change. Don’t focus on the past, simply move on and learn from the experience. Failure is not the end; it is a new beginning and a chance to approach a problem in a different way.
  • Don’t procrastinate: Being late is one of the biggest destroyers of motivation. This applies to your daily schedule and your ability to get things done on time and without stress. Don’t put a job off until the last minute. Don’t leave your house knowing that you’ll never make it to your destination in time. Change these habits and focus on being early in all aspects of your day.
  • Learn: Motivation is all about staying engaged and challenged. To remain focused and happy you need to continue to learn. Once you feel like things have become stagnant it’s time to make a change. Read something every day. Learn new things. Challenge yourself to take your career to a new level.
  • Ask for help: There is an incorrect assumption that motivated people achieve their success alone. They forge ahead, pushing past any challenge in their way, and come out on top by their own sheer will. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Successful and motivated people ask for help when it is needed and they encourage others to do the same.
  • Be grateful: To stay happy you need to stay thankful. When you do ask for and receive help, be grateful. This is the first and best step toward helping others feel motivated in their jobs as well. We like to feel appreciated for the job we do and it keeps us eager to continue to work hard and succeed.
  • Take risks: Finally, highly motivated people are risk takers. They aren’t afraid to try something new. This doesn’t mean they will launch headlong into a sticky situation without thought of the outcome, but they are willing to understand the potential risks of everything they do and do them anyway.

Do you want to know more about how to stay motivated in your job and as a leader? VincentBenjamin can help today!