How To Improve My Self-Motivation – Part One 

Self-motivation is complex. It’ is linked to your level of initiative in setting challenging goals for yourself, your belief that you have the skills and abilities needed to achieve those goals and the reasonable expectation that if you put in enough hard work, you will succeed (or at least be in the running, if it’s a competitive situation).

There are a number of factors are necessary to build the strongest levels of self-motivation one of which is developing a motivating environment.

A Motivating Environment

The key here is to surround yourself with people and resources that will remind you of your goals, and help you with your internal motivation. These are external factors – they’ll help you get motivated from the outside.

The pointers below are not the answer in their own right – they are tolls that yo can use to give you that extra little bit of support..

  • Seek out team work opportunities. Working in a team makes you accountable to others and will boost your own view of your abilities and strengths.
  • Ask your manager for specific targets and objectives to help you measure your success. This is not about taking on huge amounts of extra work or increasing your stress levels – it is about stretching your knowledge and experience.
  • Ask for interesting assignments. This is the opportunity to take on new tasks that you have wanted to do for one time.
  • Set up some goals that you can easily achieve. Quick wins are great for getting you motivated.
  • Associate and work with people who you trust to be supportive, and ask them to help keep you accountable. This keeps you on-task and alert to new motivating opportunities.
  • Try not to work by yourself too much. Balance the amount of time you work alone with time spent working with others.

Small changes in your approach and routines will collectively make a big impact on your motivation and contribution to the organisation.

Good Luck!

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