What do you do to get motivated?
Its tough on a Monday morning and you inbox is in the three figures and you’re just not sure where to start or maybe you don’t even want to.
I like to read my favourite quote:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
The amazing Theodore Roosevelt said this.
Then I like to listen to my favourite motivational song, this one never fails to work:
Now… Make a list. Write down everything you need to do. Be that work, personal, social, house, whatever.
If you then want to sub categorise and re-list I would highly recommend, but I would. I love lists.
Then I work with a 1, 2, 3 priority list. 1 = most important and urgent. 2 = important OR urgent, 3 = not urgent or important.
Each day your to do list will change in priority. So at the start of the week that 3 might be a 1 by Friday… It really helps me be super organised.
Then…. Get to it. Strike off that first job. Stay on the roll and have a 2 minute break every 20 minutes, and every third 20 mins have a 15 minute break.
Hope its useful.
What do you do to get motivated.