Have you ever started a certain project excited and ready to take it on…
But as time went on, you started noticing your motivation dip?
It happens more often than you may think – especially with larger tasks.
Breaking tasks up into three sections: the begging, middle, and end can help make the overall process much easier.
Motivation comes from within, and it is often easier to get motivated while doing tasks we love.
Having to do something and wanting to do something are very different things.
Going into a project with a positive mindset from the very beginning can’t necessarily guarantee a smooth journey. But it will make it much more likely.
Starting a project with a positive attitude and a clear end in mind can help give you the drive to keep going even when it’s hard.
Having a clear goal is the first step.
The second step is putting it into action.
Remember, you don’t have to finish everything on your list in one sitting.
In fact, it’s often ideal not to.
Our brain can only go for so long without a break.
Progress takes time. If you catch yourself starting to lose motivation at the halfway mark – take a break.
You may need an hour, or you may need a day. Listen to what your body is trying to tell you and respect its limits and the process.
Not all of us get stuck in the middle of a task.
Some of us thrive during the start and middle but slowly start crashing towards the end.
Even though you’re so close to being done, all you want to do is walk away.
Staying motivated to finish a project is much easier said than done.
It isn’t all about willpower.
It’s about understanding your patterns and what makes you tick.
If you are the kind of person who needs regular breaks, take them!
If you are the kind of person who thrives working with music in the background, listen to music.
There isn’t a set-in-stone rule book for staying motivated. If there was, we’d all be following it.
When in doubt, follow your instincts and trust the process.