Losing the passion for work in our various fields is a problem we’ll constantly have to battle with. We often ask ourselves questions like “Why am I doing this?”, “Is this what I’ll do for the rest of my life?”, “Shouldn’t I be doing something better?”
This isn’t just a hypothesis but a fact and I believe people from various working fields encounter this at some point in their career or job.
As a startup owner, you are often faced with a lot of difficulties like financial setbacks, attracting investors and getting the recognition you deserve.
But to solve a problem, you need to know what causes it in order to prevent it from happening.
The following are probably some of the reasons you feel jaded:
- Lack of motivation
If you realize you’re facing any of the problems stated above, do research and find a solution that works best for you.
With that being said, let’s take a look at how you can get those passion juices flowing again:
#1. Remember why you started
Take a trip down memory lane and recall how excited you were after coming up with a great idea. Bet it felt great huh? Try and remember what your main motive was in the beginning.
I remember having goosebumps as the excitement rushed through my veins upon my breakthrough idea… Oh, the memories! This ought to get you on the right track again and help you stay focused.
So recall how that moment felt and get the juices flowing again.
#2. Celebrate your accomplishments
You might feel it’s not necessary to celebrate because certain goals haven’t been accomplished. However, reflecting back on those successful moments and celebrating the “little” success you’ve managed to acquire along the way will help a lot.
Most of us find it easy to stay motivated if things are going as planned, but the real challenge is how to cope when things are going south.
So take some time and acknowledge what you’ve accomplished to keep you inspired.
#3. Spend some time away.
In the event you’re finding it hard to come up with an idea, or resolve a problem, take some time away by taking a walk in the park or doing something quite irrelevant. Doing so will help free your mind and get those ideas to pop.
It always works!
#4. Stop being too logical.
According to a research I made some while back, I realized that the part of our brain responsible for creating ideas is quite different from the one that is responsible for reasoning. Inspirations aren’t logical or task-oriented. Others find it very easy accessing that part of their mind when they are relaxed, tired or engaged on some irrelevant activity from work while some find it very hard because they overwork themselves.
#5. Give up by zoning out.
This is quite similar to the third recommendation mentioned above.
I’ve constantly found myself in scenarios where I’m unable to come up with a big idea because my mind just wouldn’t let me. But the moment I give up and let it shut down, I always manage to come up with something great later on.
#6. Be alone with yourself.
As far as I can tell, most entrepreneurs—especially extroverts spend their free time away from the office to meditate or doing yoga, with the sole aim to recharge themselves.
The most successful businessmen, including Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, have admitted to isolating themselves from people in an attempt to come up with that great idea.
This always works for me, and it might benefit you too.
When a person is consistently happy with his or her working environment, the individual needs to do everything possible to stay focused and motivated.
So follow these tips and maintain a strong passion for your work.