Is Your Reason Good Enough?

Published: July 11, 2012
By: Faye Hollands

If you’re lacking motivation and can’t find the energy or enthusiasm to get going you’re probably feeling a little frustrated right now.  Feeling stuck in a rut can be really annoying and finding yourself coming to a grinding halt when you’ve been working hard to achieve something isn’t much fun either.  But the good news is that no matter what your goal or ambition there’s a key to getting your mojo back and it’s pretty simple….

Find Your Mojo Again

It might come as a surprise, but thankfully we’ve all got a big pool of motivation in us somewhere – the problem for many is finding out where it’s hidden!

There are oodles of books out there on motivation and tonnes for tips to help you boost it,  but I’m a firm believer in simplifying everything where I can and the secret doesn’t have to be complex.   You see, when you’ve got a good enough reason to want to do something, that’s the key to finding the motivation you really need to see it through.

The problem comes when you don’t have a super clear picture of WHY you need to take action.  For example, if  you’re thinking about changing career but just can’t seem to get started consider why you want to do something different in the first place?  If your motivation is because you’re bored in your current job that’s probably not reason enough to give you the kick up the backside you need to take action.  But imagining 20 more years in the same career, bored out of your brain everyday, not earning the money you need to live the lifestyle you deserve, and feeling like you’ve let yourself down…. well maybe, just maybe, that might be reason enough to start taking action and making some changes.

Or, perhaps you’re dragging your heels on a project at work and procrastinating way too much.  If you don’t like feeling stuck in a rut, what’s your reason for wanting to get motivated again?  The reality could be the fear of a bad performance review, no bonus or pay rise, or even the threat of redundancy.  And what would the COST of those scenarios be to you?  That’s where your motivation lies.

The key here is to get clear on your ultimate reason ‘Why?’.  Why do you want to achieve that goal?  Why do you want to do that ‘thing’?  Make it personal, even if it’s about work.  So consider carefully what it’s going to mean to YOU – not your boss, colleagues, or family, but to YOU – when you achieve it?  Maybe you’ll have more money, better relationships, a happier life, a more rewarding career, greater self-esteem, improved confidence …. the list of options is endless so there really is no excuse for not finding a good enough reason to get motivated again!

What goal have you been putting off? Post a comment below and let me know what your new reason is to get started again…

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Written by Faye Hollands – Director at Outshine Consulting and Busy Working Mumma.

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success.

To receive your FREE MP3 download of Faye’s popular teleseminar ‘How To Create A Career You Love‘ and weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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One Response to Is Your Reason Good Enough?

  1. Joanna

    Dear Faye,

    Sometimes I have an impression that you are reading in my mind or guessing how do I feel like or what kind of obstacles I am facing in a very specific time.
    Once again your post is bringing me a precious advice in animportant moment.
    Thank you for helping me with asking the right questions so helpful in a process of change.

    Best wishes,
    Joanna

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