How to keep yourself motivated

“How to keep yourself motivated”?


One of the biggest questions that you face after spending a subsequent time doing the same thing is how do you keep yourself motivated.There are people who are lucky to be able to follow their passion and still be able to make a living out of it, but this is not true for for all. The one who do a job only to make money. Even more difficult is that most of us are not blessed with a job that proves challenging every day. Motivation is something which helps you keep going on doing what you are doing. Have you ever seen a counter clerk, a salesman in a shop in a mall, a taxi driver, a air hostess, … these are people who on a routine face similar situations and similar people.

Ever wondered how they manage to be happy and keep doing the same stuff daily.

So how do you keep yourself motivated, no matter what you are doing. One very frequent question that I usually ask my self is “Should I be doing different things” or “Should I do things differently ?”

In a generation which believes in switching jobs every few months motivation is achieved by doing different things. I am of the belief that motivation can also be done by doing things differently.

Feeding the Elephant

I am assuming that almost everyone reading this already has a Job and the one which which has a 5 day week or a 6 day week. Leaving at least one day to spare. One of the most effective way to follow your passion is to adopt it as an hobby. Leaving your passion to rot while you keep doing your mundane job is the worst thing you could do.


Diversify – When you start realising that you are loosing interest. This is what large companies do when they see a stagnancy. Do something totally opposite of your core business.  As an individual a long loved hobby could be a good place to start. That one passion of yours which were not able to give time just because you were neck deep saving your job and making money. People usually tend to neglect small things while they are busy looking up. Start to see things with a different set of glasses in a different shade. Make sure your diversification doesn’t add more stress to your existing life. Keep it simple and go light on it. Do stuff that come naturally and need no forcing.

Motivation is the carrot on the stick that encourages you to continue do something even though you may not be enjoying in doing it and remember Self motivation has no substitute.


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