It’s difficult to motivate yourself to always be a hard working man. But it is through hard work that you can achieve career advancement or any of your other dreams. So how do you motivate yourself to work hard even on days you don’t feel like it?
Define Diligence: A Hard Working Man in Action
1. Create Small and Achievable Goals
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Setting your sights on a huge goal can be intimidating and might lead you to procrastinate. Divide your work into small, achievable goals. Working on small goals will make you feel more confident as you tick things off your list little by little. This way, you’d be making progress without realizing it and each progress will motivate you to work on the next step.
2. Surround Yourself with the Right People
The people you spend a lot of time with can impact how you behave. No man is an island, as they say, and it’s important to surround yourself with people who share the same ideals as you. If you surround yourself with hard-working people, you’ll be more motivated to work hard yourself.
3. Take Care of Yourself Physically
Ever heard the saying “the mind is willing but the flesh is weak?” Your mind might be working on overdrive, but your body might not be able to keep up. Make sure you’re also taking care of yourself physically so you can achieve your day to day goals without any illnesses to stop you. Workout regularly! Most successful people make it a habit to exercise.
4. Keep Your “Why?” in Mind
Remembering why you’re working hard in the first place will keep you motivated to go on. Is it for your family? For a bigger career opportunity? To prove yourself to the world? No matter what your “why” is, always keep it in mind when you feel so tired that you don’t want to carry on. You can even put a note up somewhere you’ll always see to inspire you.
5. Build Habits
You can set goals all you want, but until you learn good habits, you may not achieve those goals. https://t.co/Cp1guhhuGO
— Mulberry Bush (@BuildGreatTeams) October 27, 2017
Let’s be honest, there will be times when motivation will be difficult to find. To help you in situations like these, build good habits instead of relying on just motivation. Doing something out of force of habit is so much easier than forcing yourself to do something on days you don’t really feel like working. So build small habits that make you feel good and help you reach your goal slowly but surely.
For more tips on how to motivate yourself to work harder, check out this video from Peter Sage:
Successful people didn’t just wing it in order to get to where they are now. What most people don’t see is the how hard they’ve put in order to get to the top. While it can be tiring to be a hard working man, the end results are bound to be worth it. Use these tips as a guideline to check if you’re on the right track!
How do you motivate yourself to work hard? Share your tips in the comments!