Leadership Tip

How to get yourself motivated

Olympians this year had to compete without a crucial source of motivation: live audience. While some athletes felt more focused, others would have found the games flat and lacking energy with the absence of live cheers. Finding motivation on your own can be difficult, especially in a pandemic world where a lot of social interactions are muted. Struggling to get things done? Here are some tips to get yourself to do what you need to do.

  1. Link the task you need to do to a small immediate reward. This will motivate you while adding some fun to the process.
  2. Connect the things you need to do to what’s important to you. This will give you a sense of purpose and will motivate you.
  3. Seek a context of competition, as competing with others will push you to complete the task.
  4. Be kind to yourself. Self-compassion will help you stay focused on your goals and be less concerned about failing.

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