Lately, I’ve been wrestling with a lack of motivation. Only, it’s not so much a lack of motivation in the strictest sense. I want to achieve the goals I’ve set. I’m willing to take the steps necessary. What I’m lacking is enthusiasm. Every step I take on the path to my goal has lately felt like just another thing to tick off my list.
So, is that a lack of motivation? A sign that I just need to keep plugging along until my enthusiasm picks up again? Or do I need some time off to replenish my creative energy?
I found two blogs this morning that I think are helpful for anyone struggling with finding their motivation and/or enthusiasm:
Finding Motivation: Change Your Life by Jay Colby
Jay offers several suggestions on how to find or restore motivation. I especially like his suggestion to block out negative influences and think about our goals daily (in a positive, success-minded way).
Let Your Goals Be Your Biggest Motivation by Jessica Hugo
Jessica reminds us that “nothing good comes easy.” Bumps in the road are part of the process. Instead of letting them sap our motivation, we need to stoke it by visualizing our ultimate goals, letting them fill us with the passion to keep going.
Even if your motivation isn’t flagging, I recommend you pop over and check these out. They’re full of good stuff that might help you avoid falling into a slump in the first place.
Note: No ROW80 check in today. I’ll catch y’all up on Sunday.
What are your favorite ways to stay motivated or recharge your batteries?