Staying motivated is easier said than done
A lot of us always hear the secret to success is to “stay motivated, not give up, and keep positive”
But we are human beings
And it’s important to remind ourselves of that.
Feelings come in all shapes and sizes.. and we are allowed to feel them all.
We are allowed.
However, challenges and obstacles attract a lot of negative feelings
And those feelings sometimes will get in the way of us staying positive, motivated and driven.
Because today was the day my team took me out to celebrate my new role/chapter of my career
I wanted to share with you guys what has kept me in “check”
What has kept me motivated
Why I didn’t give up & remained positive.
What is more important than a SOLID support system?
A good support system will keep you grounded
In times you want to give up, it’s important to have someone to vent to
We all need that. And it’s okay to ask for help.
“KNOW THE WHY”
It’s important in difficult times to remind ourselves why we still need to continue fighting
Maybe it’s because you have bills that need to be paid
Maybe it’s because you are so close to reaching your goals
KNOW your reason for doing what you are doing
And remind yourself EVERYDAY.
What’s your “why?”
What’s helped me stay motivated is reading
I have read some INCREDIBLE books throughout my career
When I felt that I could do better, I asked and researched many books to keep my passion alive
My favorite book so far on how to be a great manager is called “Monday Morning Mentoring“
This book changed my life
Before I came across it, I was in a place of very little faith in my career
I had met only people who wanted to step on me
People that wanted my position and tried with all their power to make me quit
It was very HARD to remind myself of “the why” everyday..
But once I read this book, I found my reasons again.
And today, after hearing all the positive feedback from my team..
I can say I’m closing this career path of management with zero regrets
I have learned so much about who I am through managing others
I learned to fight for what I believe in
I’ve learned to encourage others to be the best version of themselves everyday
And I truly couldn’t be happier
It gives me great pleasure knowing I was able to make a difference in someone’s life.
Lastly, I want to end this post with the above quote.
It’s when you put other people’s needs aside
And focus on yourself -that you find your true passion.
Focus less on what others want
And more on what makes YOU happy.
Get away from the noise every now & then..
Find a quiet place
And be alone with your thoughts.
That’s when you will hear the voice within.