It’s normal for us to feel tired and lack motivation at times because duties and responsibilities can be very overwhelming. However, as an entrepreneur, you hold yourself accountable for your actions so it is just important to set your goals. The difference between having an employer and being an entrepreneur is the fact that your performance as an entrepreneur is not based on somebody else’s management or mentoring. It’s all on you. Just imagine if you are not motivated – what do you think will happen to your business?
There are ways on how to be focused on the tasks you are going to face. Especially for new entrepreneurs, it is vital that you have the focus and motivation to keep going. Achieving your goals as an entrepreneur requires discipline and dedication.
Here are some tips that I personally live by on how to remain motivated everyday.
If you can, get plenty. Bragging about working 16 hours a day is not going to give you that motivation and energy you need for your business. It would obviously look good at face value but it will only do more harm than good. It’s incredibly important to have a full rest in order to avoid over fatigue that would eventually lead to burn out and you to become unmotivated to achieve your goals. 6 to 8 hours of sleep would allow you just the right amount of energy every single day.
TRY TO WAKE UP EARLY
This may sound too easy to some but it does take discipline. Most successful entrepreneurs wake up early and follow a morning routine to be able to make use of a beautiful day to get more work done. Whether you start the day to work out or read, waking up early is a great way to keep yourself motivated because waking up late would then result to ending your day late as well and this affects the rest of your week.
BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR GOALS
What exactly do you want to achieve? How do you plan to achieve them? These are some of the things that will motivate you to keep going. What you can do is to write them all down and be specific on how you plan to do achieve your goals. It’s going to help you go on the right track if you plan out your strategies as well, so when you look at these again and all the little victories you’ve had since then, it can contribute greatly to your motivation.
HAVE A “ME” TIME
Having a “me” time or personal time for you is important to stay motivated. All work and no play would only result in being unmotivated because you overworked yourself. Make some time for you every week to do the things you like to do. You have to remember that there is no way that achieving your career goals or plans are more important than looking out for your physical and mental health.