How many times have you seen endless task lists, dozens of unread emails, and mountains of paperwork … and thought of working on them? And even looked at the clock and hoped it was near the end of the day, just so you can call it quits?
I’ve been there, so I know right away that he wants to disappear and pretend like work doesn’t exist. Of course, just because you don’t feel like working, it doesn’t mean it’s going away. Unfortunately, most of the specific motivational strategies out there never worked for me, so I had to come up with some counterpinnitive methods to modify my motivation and actually do some work.
So if you are in the same boat as me and sometimes struggle to get inspired, know that it is not like this.
Your mind is connected to the wrong thing
The big problem here is that you’re focusing too much on the wrong thing – and the fact that you have a lot of work to do. So naturally, when all your attention is focused on something that you “don’t”, then it seems that your mental resistance is going to rise and go.
And what happens with this? A serious case of dysfunction. And no matter what kind of work you need to do (even if it relates to the big goal you have committed), this problem can rear its ugly head and kick you out of your game.
When it comes to motivation, people are usually envisioned using methods such as smart goals or making themselves successful. Well, for some people these things may work. But in my experience, they fail HARD when you need to create immediate motivation – especially when your mood and energy are in short supply.
and why is that? Because they do not productively redirect our attention and emotions to hypnotic things.
“The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – jimmy johnson
Instead of using the popular motivation strategy seen online, I suggest trying something that most people haven’t actually done before. Basically, we are going to shift your focus on strategy (while a little weird or scary) to urge you to work on your goals now – so let’s take a look.
1. There is a decorating system
Even if people do not like it, a person is twice as likely to work to avoid punishment, rather than work toward reward. This is something Daniel Kanhemann (a very established expert on inspiration and author of “thinking, fast and slow”) discovered in many of his psychology experiments. So instead of focusing solely on good behavior, it makes sense to find a way to create results, not to do your work.
Here are some ideas to work with:
- If you don’t go to the gym after work, you have to eat something bad (like something bitter, like grapes)
- If you don’t start or work on your new business, you’ll have to donate to the charity (bonus points for charity). Don’t try “you”
- If you do not get up from bed on time, you must take a cold bath
Anyway, the “good” option is that it is more like walking in the park than the cost of not doing it. You can also combine it with a prize for an extra motivational punch.
2. Use peer pressure
We don’t really grow with peer pressure. So if everyone around you is pressuring you to do something (whether good or bad), then you are more likely to do it.
Try to bring your friends and family under “peer pressure” to work on your goals. For example, once you get home from work, the first thing you want to do is kick back and relax. But if your family starts “ganging up” on you, and spawns you to get some exercise, they’ll probably be hard to refuse.
In fact, you will probably find it difficult not to go to the gym if that happens. So see if you can promote a productive culture around those close to you. In this way, you will never let your laziness or mood dominate your actions, and you will stick to your goals.
“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come without you fighting. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything to set your mind. “- Leah Labelle
3. Turn Your Fear Into Trash-Talking Rivals
This is an interesting kind. It is similar to the previous tip, but with a sharper edge. If you have ever been on a sports team, and were the receiver of garbage discussions before, you know how much damage you can do to someone doing it.
But the important thing is that whenever this happens, that anger immediately turns into a desire to despise his opponent. And I believe when I say that this is a power you should not ignore.
One trick I have come up with to use it is whenever I panic to send an email offer to a customer (or if I need to open their email and read their possibly negative feedback) will I imagine a person who Saying things to me like, “I’m sure you won’t send this,” or “You’re too afraid to open it, aren’t you, scared cat?” Then I would get angry and finally get it done. And it always worked.
This is weird, I know. But when wiped out well, it works wonderfully. And it does particularly well when you are avoiding a task because of anxiety. This is probably because it does not mask your anxiety, it redirects it and focuses instead.
I know that these methods of inspiration are kinda weird. But when you’ve tried everything, and you’re still struggling to overcome procrastination, it’s time you want to succeed in life. So give these methods a shot and see if your motivation climbs because of it.