Work motivation: A fictional illusion?

Column by Consuelo Rogers
Work motivation: A fictional illusion?

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It is not so strange to most people that feeling of waking up, at least one day out of the 365 days of the year, unmotivated and exhausted from work, bored with starting the day and going to work. It has happened to almost everyone at some point in the year and is becoming more common.

To combat job burnout or demotivation, we must start by changing the approach we take to work. We should not forget “Why am I here? or How am I going to do what I set out to do?” One of the keys is to have a goal for each activity, because behind every task there is a purpose; I set one for myself each day, and my aim is achieve that goal.

It’s hard to get results for something if one doesn’t believe, faithfully, that this goal is going to make you happy and proud for doing it.

I propose to enjoy the journey, to be happy with small victories, and daily conquests. “I worked hard today, however, I finished what I had set out to do.” Recognizing small things, living them, enjoying them, and thanking them; I do “this” because I like that it fulfills me and I enjoy it, not because I’m waiting for ultimate success or finishing a goal; but because every day is a moment and if I’m always looking forward “To what I want in the future” I am not enjoying the simple things, those moments that finally make me feel that as hard as it has been, it is worth it.

Challenging moments will motivate me with little things; it may be a specific task or meeting someone who inspires me to use some technique that has worked for me on other occasions, etc.

Sometimes demotivation is a fictional illusion generated by the mind to see which one advances you or motivates you to keep going forward.

Consuelo Rogers B.
Nuevos Negocios – Gerencia de Clientes