Getting excited to do the same thing day after day is not easy, even if it is running your own business. Some people don’t even like to wake up to the same spouse every day, so dragging yourself out of bed, taking a shower, driving to your office, and spending the day working to try to keep your business as successful as possible can become tedious after a while.
It Can Be a Challenge
Even those who are running the most successful businesses can find that the workload can get overwhelming or boring at times. They lose their motivation and their passion for what they are doing.
To be frank with you, motivation is really fueled by your passion for something. The more excited you are about something, the more motivated you will be about it. It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about a new boyfriend or girlfriend in your life, a new hobby, or a new class you are taking a college, the more excited and passionate that you are that the more you will want to stay involved with that. That is true motivation.
How Do You Keep the Passion Alive?
Knowing that your motivation will be fueled by your passion, what you need to keep in mind is that you want to keep that passion as high as you can make it. You need to be motivated and excited about what you are doing so you will want to keep doing it. You simply have to find ways to keep that passion flowing. Here are some things to keep in mind.
It’s Your Baby – the most important thing to keep in mind for any entrepreneur is that this is your baby. You are the creator of this product, service, business, or other entity, and so you want to treat it like this is yours. After all, it is yours! Let that be a huge motivator for you. Let that get you excited to wake up every day because this is yours!
Help Others Around You to Get Excited – a sad fact is that if you are not excited about your own business, you can be sure that your employees and your family are not excited either. This can create an atmosphere that feels like death is running rampant through your organization. To curve that, you need to start taking actions to get others excited about what you are doing. Start by giving bonuses or prizes away to employees who reach special incentives. Have your family come in to work some days so they can be involved as well. Get others excited and they will help to motivate you as well.
It’s OK to Be Down at Times – another key factor to keep yourself motivated is to let yourself be unmotivated every once in a while. You can only smile and be happy for so long before you are going to crash. This is why it is important to have an off day, a day where you are at your best so that you can recharge.