The average workweek is far more than the oft-quoted 40 hours, according to a recent Gallup poll. Just how long are Americans toiling away at their jobs? A whopping 47 hours. It’s no surprise, then, that so many people lose steam every now and then. While lack of focus can interfere with productivity, hurt results, and interfere with career success, is it even possible to turn things around? Consider these simple tips and techniques to maintain workplace motivation.
1. Commit to Excellence
Anyone can be average in their jobs, but how many people can be truly extraordinary? In the words of Thomas Edison, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Ultimately, the decision to be amazing or average on the job rests with you.
Challenging yourself to be your very best in every situation can help you bring your A game to each task and project. Additionally, setting goals and actively striving to achieve them plays a valuable role in helping you stay focused.
Accountability is equally important. Resist the temptation to pass the buck or back down from a commitment. Holding yourself to a standard not only helps you reach your target, but inspires you to keep working at it until you do.
2. Don’t Get in Your Own Way
Many people fail for no other reason than self-limitation. Rather than talking yourself out of a project that’s “too hard,” or outside your realm of expertise, view yourself as capable of anything and everything.
Ultimately, being challenged can help you push yourself to unexpected achievements. And the more success you experience, the more you’ll want to forge onward to see what else you might be capable of. The sky’s the limit!
3. Pat Yourself on the Back
Today’s job market is intense, and the competition for top positions is steeper than ever. In order to have kept and retained your job, you must bring to the table a unique and sought after set of skills, talents and strengths. Rather than writing these traits off as ordinary, take a moment to acknowledge them. The more confident you are, the more capable you’ll become…and capable people are inherently focused and motivated.
Before leaving work every day, take a moment not to lament what’s left to do, but instead to acknowledge what you accomplished during the day. You’ll leave with a sense of fulfillment and anticipation, as opposed to one of disappointment and dread.
4. Consider Hypnotherapy
Sometimes all the initiative, drive, and back-patting in the world can’t help you overcome a particular workplace obstacle — particularly if it’s a mental one. That’s where hypnotherapy comes in.
Applicable to a breadth and depth of life issues, hypnotherapy can help you regain confidence and transcend the challenges that interfere with motivation in the workplace. Whether you struggle with procrastination or are immobilized by the decision-making process, hypnotherapy is a life-changing tool for transforming negative behaviors into career success.
According to more research from Gallup, nearly 70 percent of Americans report feeling disengaged from their jobs. Achieving your professional goals relies as much on your state of mind as it does on your business acumen. Unfortunately, motivation doesn’t happen on its own — particularly in the workplace. To guarantee yourself a spot in that sought-after 30 percent and enjoy lasting career success, contact Hillary Evans today at (843) 252-0573 or visit TrueHypnosis.com.