Not willing to work? Motivate yourself..
This is what happens at least once in a week and that necessarily need not be a Monday though… you get up, get ready and have a plan what all tasks you need to complete in that day, but ending up taking a leave and even if you are at the Office, doing absolutely nothing, for a simple reason, you don’t want to do it for the heck of doing it… this attitude of yours is acceptable once in a while, what if you end up feeling the same every day?
Oh… let’s not take a chance and see what if we can do to motivate yourself to work ‘right’ for a better ‘YOU’;
The saying goes that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and it’s definitely the truth. You’ll never finish responding to fifty e-mails if you can’t bother to respond to the first one. Tell yourself that you’ll answer just one or two of them. Most likely you’ll realize that it’s not as bad as you thought it was, and you’ll keep trudging through your in-box.
Be realistic. If you have to tackle a huge project such as designing a new website, it’s going to take awhile. Create a chart or checklist that shows where you need to be each day until the project is complete, and cross though items as you finish them. Once you see that things are getting done, you’ll be motivated to keep going!
Running your own business can be difficult at first because it means giving up a regular paycheck. Even though it’s easy to get lazy because you make your own schedule, if you don’t work you won’t receive any money. You have to work in order to pay your bills. It’s that simple.
It’s usually a lot easier to focus on the negative aspects of life than the positive, so mix it up a bit. You’re in control of your own income, and that’s awesome! Not everyone can say that they are. Remind yourself of all that’s good in your life, and get back to work. Things could be a lot worse.
When you’re feeling lazy, tell yourself that you’ll go out to dinner (or finally buy those new shoes you’ve been wanting or anything else that sounds appealing) as soon as you meet a milestone or achieve a goal. There’s a reason that kids receive stickers at school when they do a good job—rewards are exciting!
Don’t worry about mistakes… actually they can be a great thing. You can always go back and revise things later. Don’t let the fear of “doing a bad job” keep you from starting the job. If your childhood dream was to be a writer but you’ve since lost that innocent confidence you once had, remind yourself that you’ll never get a novel published if you don’t start writing it.
Making your own schedule is one of the best parts about self-employment. If you find yourself feeling lazy every single afternoon, give yourself the afternoons off and work in the evening instead. In most cases, it doesn’t matter when you work as long as you actually do it.
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