So the time has come again, it’s time for….Monday!!!
A lot of you might absolutely hate me for saying that and genuinely hate Mondays with a passion, I apologise, it was uncalled for to mention…Monday.
However, some of you might absolutely love Mondays, and jump out of your bed every morning with enthusiasm and energy. Congratulations, this article isn’t for you!
If you’ve found yourself at a crossroads in you’re career where you wish the week away, and only want it to be Friday afternoon, then you’ve definitely lost your motivation.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, you can actually change this feeling right now and turn it all around! Take control of your career and life again with these tips we’ve put together:
Appreciate – This is probably the most important point on this list. People often lose career motivation due to not appreciating what they have, and what they’ve achieved.
You might feel that you’re not achieving anything worthwhile in your current position, or maybe you’re not earning enough, however, there’s got to be something that you’re grateful for!
Take a look back on what you have achieved / accomplished, and all of the good things that have happened in your career. How did you get into your current position? Was it because you did something fantastic in the past which was praised by your employers?
This will really make you feel better, and give you that boost you needed.
Do Something About It – Sure, you might have experienced some disappointments in your career, but is that an excuse just to sit back and give up? No! Absolutely not!
You can take the ‘helm of your career’ again by doing two things. You either find a new career, one where you know you’ll be able to accomplish tasks and feel good about yourself. Or, by putting yourself into overdrive in your current position.
The worst thing you can do is…nothing at all, your career motivation will plummet even further if you do this.
When you try one of these two things you will escape this hole that you’ve found yourself in, you’ll have something new and exciting to focus on.
New Challenges – Another way to escape this rut you’ve found yourself in is by challenging yourself with new skills and tasks.
If boredom at work is damaging you, then ask your boss or manager for some new responsibilities. Get trained in a new skill, apply for a new position (internally or externally), try something new that will make your work exciting again.
Gooooaaaaals – A lack of career motivation is often due to not having any goals or direction. Think about what would make you spring out of bed in the morning with a smile on your face and set that as your goal.
Get a plan in place as to how your going to achieve this; you have to set SMART goals if you haven’t already, they will help you out immensely.
Feedback – This is another huuuuge motivator which you must, must, must push for in your career if you’re not receiving it already. You’ll get an amazing boost when you know you’ve done a good job, and the feedback can also help you to focus on skills that need working on.
It’s incredibly easy to lose your motivation without feedback, as you have no idea whether what you’re doing is up to scratch or not.
Ask your manager for a monthly meeting to discuss your progress and what needs working on and what’s doing well.
I could go on for quite a while about this subject, but I’m going to unfortunately have to end it there!
I hope you’ve found this useful and now have a plan of action to get your career motivation back.