147: Combating Demotivation
Demotivation happens to the best of us. We feel it in every aspect of our lives. Whether it is our careers, our chores, our projects, or our relationships, demotivation is a common issue. Learning how to combat demotivation will help you get your shit together.
I personally get more demotivated at work when tasks seem to get monotonous. Repeating actions over and over can get tedious for a creative mind. I am always looking for new things to learn and do. However, many jobs/careers have a set task list tat you must complete to earn your pay so a creative mind often gets bogged down and starts dwelling on negativity. It slows the thinking process and makes it harder to stay positive or productive.
In order to combat this, I find ways to clear the negativity out of my mind. Listen to some music, take a break, work on another project, or inject some sort of personal challenge with the task. You need to find a way to break up the routine in order to avoid demotivation.
Kyle looks at it from another perspective. He tries to think of how gifted he is or how he has been given certain abilities and feels obligated to do his very best. Sometimes we forget that we have it so much better than others and we take for granted the abilities and skills we have. Jump start your motivated side by remembering where you are and where you started. You have come a long way from where you began. Sometimes that is enough to motivate you to continue improve even further.
Demotivation can quickly turn into procrastination. Procrastination can cause you to miss your personal, career, and relationship goals. That is why it is important to find a way to stay motivated. Progress slows down and eventually stops when you let demotivation affect your actions.