How to motivate yourself to work hard

This state is familiar to us: we need to approach the problem seriously and responsibly, but we do it carelessly. How to motivate yourself to work at full capacity? Quora users were asked this question and the most interesting answers, we will share with you today.



Simplify difficult things

There is only one way for me to motivate myself to work hard: I don’t think about it as hard work.  I think about it as part of making myself into who I want to be.  I want to be a hard-working person.

The “hard” part for me is choosing and accepting what it is that I have to do (otherwise known as procrastination, or finding my passion).  Once I’ve made the choice to do something, I try not to think so much about how difficult or frustrating or impossible that might be; I just think about how good it must feel to be that, or how proud I might be to have done that.  Make hard look easy.

I like that challenge.  I like being the kind of person who is capable of that.
Try to split the task into its constituent parts – so you can see the main stumbling points and think about how to overcome them.

Be able to accept the challenge, to succeed, to transform yourself from a novice to a professional. Think about the reward that awaits you.

Practical advice

  • Find something that you like and something that energizes you.
  • Think up a mantra that will motivate you while working.
  • Think about the result in the end.
  • Do not forget to celebrate small victories.
  • Do not forget that everyone needs a break (remember that in addition to the work there’s still family, hobbies and friends).
  • Always keep an eye on your progress.
  • Remember that often we are afraid not of a hard work, but it’s start.
  • If possible, take another person for work. Or just find a person who can motivate you, periodically give you motivating kicks and call ask you to be responsible.
  • Find a person who will believe in you and your abilities. You can not fall in his or her eyes because of the banal laziness and restlessness, right?
  • Listen to the music, sometimes it helps to focus on work.

Take a look at your life in a complex

There are many reasons why we can not motivate ourselves to work hard, and not always it’s laziness, apathy or lack of inspiration. This may depend, for example on the environment or the state of your health.

Think about your health

How often do you get tired? Do you sleep enough? How often do you have a headache? Have you ever been frustrated and sluggish for no apparent reason? Do you have any chronic diseases?

Indeed, it is difficult to do something, when your physical or mental condition lives much to be desired.

If you are experiencing physical discomfort, then you should quickly see a doctor. Remember, restful sleep (7-9 hours per day) is the key to success. Listen to your body: it is able to signalize when it is ill.

Look at what surrounds you

Not all of us have the opportunity to buy a huge house in the most luxurious area of ​​the city, but we can do even a small room comfortable for life.

Look at your home. Is it clean? Does all the necessary equipment work? If you have neighbors, ask yourself how comfortable do you feel next to them? Does your house smell bad? Does enough sunlight come into your windows?

Living in constant discomfort causes stress and, of course, the most negative impact on our motivation to do anything. Remember that.

Think about your family and friends

Are you surrounded by cheerful people, or by people who just always complain? What do they say to you: words of encouragement, or something that undermines your desire to move forward?

So have a good look at the people who are close to you. If you feel that they are only undermine your motivation and belief in yourself, then perhaps you should think about how to spend less time with them.

Think about what you do in life

Do you do what you love? Many people have to do what they absolutely don’t like.

In our childhood we all want to be heroes, artists, directors, dancers, baseball players and rock stars. As soon as we get older, we begin to realize that not everyone is capable of becoming a rock star or a director. And we have to forget our dreams.

Spend your spare time, even if you do not have much, doing what you really enjoy.

And what do you think about this?