Where Has All the Motivation Gone?
Hi there, it’s Rae Robinson taking over The Writer’s Life for the week.
The other day, I was at my desk doing everything I was supposed to be doing: writing out my goals, planning out drafts, responding to emails … when I realized that while I was being productive, I just wasn’t excited.
Here I am, living the writer’s life successfully … working from my home office, on my schedule, on projects I love, at rates that I set …
But I hadn’t leapt out of bed that morning, like I did on January 1st. I didn’t have that burning New Year’s motivation anymore. My thrust was all gone.
Can you relate?
It’s not that you and I don’t have big goals – I know I do, it’s called “the six-figure mark!”
It’s not that we’re not passionate enough …
So what is it that happens between New Year’s Eve and the end of the first quarter? Where has all that motivation gone?
I wanted to find out how to summon motivation at a moment’s notice—because I know it could have a really positive effect on my work.
Whether you’re working on an AWAI program or just starting to market yourself as a copywriter … imagine the benefits of having instant motivation at your fingertips.
The more motivated you are to succeed, the faster you’ll achieve your goals. Those achievements will increase your confidence and make you even more motivated to keep succeeding.
It’s an incredible chain reaction that you can start right now.
First, start by reconnecting with the goals you set back on January 1st. Remember why you set them and how excited you were to achieve them. What has changed since then?
Second, try a dose of instant inspiration from one of these places:
- Read some of the inspiring stories on the AWAI Wall of Fame
- Check out the new jobs from big companies on DirectResponseJobs.com
- Go through the AWAI programs you have—there may be some exciting bonuses you didn’t realize you have!
- Read the AWAI 10K Challenge page, and Mindy, Roy, and Guillermo’s inspiring success stories
- Watch an inspiring video on YouTube. It could be about business success, inspiring artists, faith, a music video … anything that gets you jazzed up!
Third, rate how motivated you feel right now. “1” is completely unmotivated and “10” being the most motivated ever. Share your rating with me in the comments below—because on Friday, we’re going to revisit that number and see how it’s changed!
I’d also love to hear about your “go to” motivational tips and tricks in the comments.
Finally, stay tuned this week, because I’ll be bringing you the fruit of my research … including four ways to find your motivation and keep it coming on a daily basis.
But for now, look at how motivated you feel about your career. Are you lacking? Has your New Year’s momentum petered off? What usually gets you motivated and is it still working?
Share with me in the comments section, and we’ll get started full blast tomorrow!
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