There are days when I don’t feel like working. Everything seems like a drag.
There are deadlines to beat, a ton of paperwork to file, and the whole world seems to be breathing down my neck.
Despite my efforts (meager but hopeful), my motivation seems to fall off a cliff.
If you think you’re doomed, fret no more.
Check out these really easy steps to get your mojo back and get fired up about what you’re doing:
1. Bribe yourself.
The best way to get yourself motivated with work is to think about that sweet moment when you’ve finished each task on your plate.
Give yourself a prize for getting things done.
What will it be?
One of the top three, i.e. sweets, booze, or sex, usually will work really well, but you can opt for PG 13 and order a take-out dinner instead.
Whatever reward you choose, it’ll surely enlighten your mood.
No matter how boring the task may be, knowing that there’s delightful “enjoyment” waiting for you at the finish line (kinky or not)… it’s safe to say it’ll leave you stimulated to get it done.
2. Scare yourself a bit.
Yes, you read it right.
I’m not talking about out of this world walking-dead apocalypse type of scare.
Think more down-to-earth concerns like money.
Imagine yourself in a tight situation where bills pile up and you can’t pay your mortgage so you have to move in with your in-laws. That’ll get you going with prospecting calls in no time.
Hypothetical or not, a little fright can be a good incentive.
Thinking of the consequences will spring you into action and keep your in-laws at bay.
3. Get stuck.
Have you ever had a dream where you were paralyzed and couldn’t move while doomsday was looming around the corner?
Resurrect that dreadful feeling of being stuck… but this time in your chair.
Imagine your back strapped to the backrest, your butt glued to the seat, and your feet nailed to the floor.
Your only chance to escape is to complete your tasks.
It may sound a bit dramatic and over the top (really?) but try this out.
What have you got to lose?
If you can’t get out, there’s always vinegar or oil to work the glue away.
Get down to it!
– Dagmar Fleming
Founder, Unlock Your Success