Leadership Tip

How to find the motivation to do things

We’ve all had times when doing a task feels like climbing a mountain. Luckily for you and your team, there are ways to change how you look at the work you have been putting off to get you moving along again. The most effective way to shake off procrastination depends on why you have been avoiding certain tasks in the first place:

  1. Fear of messing up can be solved by redirecting that fear: ‘What happens if I don’t do this task at all?’ In some cases, getting your boss off your back can be a powerful motivator.
  2. We all don’t “feel like” doing something sometimes but waiting for inspiration to strike is a fool’s errand. Creatives have work routines like everyone else, feeling inspired is not a prerequisite to doing your job.
  3. Facing a hard or unpleasant task? Write down which steps you need to take to complete it, including where and when you will take those steps. Deciding this in advance will make it easier to follow through.

The above leadership tip...
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