How Can I Increase My Personal Motivation?

Self-motivation is complex and there is no quick fix if you feel that your levels of interest have waned slightly of late.

The central core here is linked to your level of initiative in setting challenging goals for yourself, the degree to which you have strong self-belief and recognising that if you put enough effort and commitment into something you will succeed.

Developing a motivating environment.

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

The more factors you have working for you, the better.

Try the following:

  • Actively seek out team work opportunities. Working in a team makes you accountable to others which then increase your motivation because you cannot afford to let anyone down!
  • Get your manager to set you specific targets and objectives to help you measure your success. This is not about grinding you into the ground or giving you additional stress, this is about stretching you and your abilities.
  • Ask for interesting assignments. If there are topics that you could do but have not yet had the chance to do seek them out and push yourself into new territory and learning.
  • Set up some goals that you can easily achieve. Quick wins are great for getting you motivated.
  • Spend time work with and socialise the “movers and shakers” in the organisation; such motivated people will be supportive and will help keep you accountable.
  • Try not to work by yourself too much. Balance the amount of time you work individually with time spent working with others.

Small steps mean progress and a more motivated you! Keep going back over the steps above and build up your successes and progress.

Good Luck!

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