Have you ever found yourself neck deep into a project and suddenly there you are, the motivation is completely gone?
What do you do?
If you’re like most people, the lure of a new opportunity might already be teasing you.
It would be so easy to quit and go on to do something else, right?
In times when staying motivated seems impossible what do you do?
1. Reflect on your progress
Sometimes we get so caught up in staring at where we are right now that we fail to see the progress we’ve already made.
You’ve done great things before; you can do them again!
Taking the time to recall the steps along the way that you’ve already accomplished goes a long way toward improving your mood, especially when you see how far you’ve already come.
2. Remind yourself who’s the boss
Hey, remember back when you started this project? Yes, that was you that began it.
Even if you’re feeling powerless right now, the truth is, you were the one who stepped into this, and it’s still your decision about what to do next.
That means whether you decide to quit, change direction, or keep moving forward, it’s up to you to decide to put yourself back in charge.
3. Re-imagine the dream
Often we get so hyper-focused on the drudgery of day-to-day tasks we forget why we’re there. Remember the original dream?
Perhaps by taking a step back and looking at the big picture, you’ll be able to recapture that initial excitement that led you to take on the project in the first place.
So, remember a project doesn’t have to lose its excitement just because the newness has worn off.
By following these three steps, you can easily stay inspired keeping both your energy and momentum up along the way.
Keep your flame burning!