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What are the benefits of self motivation and how can I motivate myself?

I work at a company where it is so easy to slack on the job because there is no one to supervise employees to see whether or not they are doing their job. Self motivation has never been one of my strong suits. I have always been the kind of person that requires being incentivized to do a job. However, I realize that I will not have a successful career with this attitude. Therefore, I would like to learn how to become motivated and how to find motivative content like self motivational books.

Alexa Spicer

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Tara Andrews on January 4, 2018

You are not alone. Studies have shown that the majority of employees especially young employees are not self-motivated. In fact, most employees cannot work more hours in a week than they are supposed to if they are not given something in return. There is a danger in always waiting for someone else to motivate you so that you can do your job. One of the disadvantages of not motivating yourself is the fact that you will experience burn out very fast. The other disadvantage is the fact that you will not be able to take advantage of opportunities such as promotions because you will not be considered for promotions with such an attitude. If your goal is to succeed in your career, it is very important for you to learn how to get motivated. Luckily, there are so many ways you can motivate yourself. First and foremost, you can get motivated by reading motivational content such as self-motivation books. You can get motivational books online or at your local bookstore. Another way to stay motivated is to watch motivational videos and movies. You can also get motivation from attending motivational speeches. Last but not least, you can motivate yourself by occasionally reviewing your career and personal goals. If you constantly have your goals in mind, you will always remember what you are working towards and this will act as a great motivation. There are plenty of benefits you get from motivating yourself. These include:

  • Promotions: If you are always doing more than is expected of you, you are going to stand out from other employees who only do what is in their job description. In order for you to get a promotion, the employer needs to be convinced that you are capable of doing the job of the person above you.
  • Satisfaction: Doing the same thing over and over again every day can make your job really boring and it might make you lose your passion for the job. If you are self-motivated, you will engage in different activities and take on different tasks every day. This makes your job more fun and enjoyable.
  • Trust: A self-motivated employee can always be trusted to complete projects on time without any help. With trust, your boss will be comfortable to assign different projects to you. This will not only improve your skills but also make you a valuable asset to the company. This is very important especially if you plan on working at the company for an extended period of time.

Kurt Pricea year ago

I agree. You cannot go far in your career without self motivation. Most people are not self-motivated because they believe it does not make sense to work hard to build someone else’s dream. However, if your intention is to climb the corporate ladder and become a force to be reckoned with in your industry, slacking on the job is a luxury you simply cannot afford. You need to find ways to motivate yourself and always be up for a challenge. Look for as many opportunities as you can to grow and showcase your skills because this is the only way you will get noticed at your workplace. With time, you will notice that you are more passionate, satisfied and happy about your job. These are the amazing benefits of motivating yourself.

Tad Fraziera year ago

In the beginning, you have to understand that you are not the only one, but if your dream or purpose is to reach a certain position in your company in a certain amount of time, then slackening is definitely not your best option. Start by writing a set of things you want to do or determining the position you want to get to in a certain time, watch self motivation videos on YouTube, and try to work out every day in the morning. Reading motivative books about historical persons will also be very helpful. In short, you have to go after what you want no matter what!


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