Feeling under-motivated these days? Here are some sparks.

Feeling under-motivated these days? Here are some sparks.

“Michael, I’m just not feeling all that motivated right now.”

I get it. It would be unrealistic for everyone to feel motivated all of the time. Sometimes you need a little spark to jumpstart your motivation. Here are a few tricks I have learned:

  • Think about the ultimate impact of the work you do. It might be hard to see the end result when you’re plugging away at the minutiae of daily tasks, but ultimately, who benefits from your efforts
  • Break up tasks into smaller chunks. Tackling a huge looming deadline can seem overwhelming. Break it down into smaller pieces and get them done one at a time.
  • Set deadlines. Even if you’re just making them up, deadlines help hold you accountable.
  • Try something new! This last one is the most important. One of the best ways to re-motivate yourself is to step outside your own comfort zone and experience the thrill of learning something new.

Whether you’re trying to get motivated in your job, or to get a new job, try these tricks and let me know how it goes.

By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific