Let’s face it, work sucks. For those of us who punch a clock each day, work can feel like a scene from Office Space.
If you have a career or day job that you truly enjoy, then kudos. For the rest of you, staying positive on a day-to-day basis is challenging, stressful, and exhausting. There’s simply not enough coffee in the break room to get you through.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to give you three simple ways to motivate yourself to stay positive and productive on a daily basis. Don’t let yourself feel like Peter Gibbons and that pesky memo.
How often do you wake up in the morning and think about what you want to accomplish that day? How often do you actually accomplish what you want? Productivity is the foundation to everything we do. Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur, an employee, a parent, or all three, we all seek productive days.
The one barrier to your success is you. That little voice in your head that says no to your success. We all experience it. We all are susceptible to our own self-doubt. Stop and think how many times you held yourself back. Imagine what could have been? In the age of the entrepreneur, don’t be your own worst enemy.
By nature, most of us blame other people and events for our lack of success. Blaming others and things for something we didn’t do really doesn’t make sense. Yet we continue to limit our own possibilities.
Henry David Thoreau said, “this world is but a canvas to our imagination.” When I think of those words, I think of what power each of us has in controlling our own creativity. Artists, writers, photographers, musicians, entrepreneurs all strive to paint their own canvas.
At the same time, we struggle to unleash that creativity. I remember numerous times when I agonized over what I’m going to create. Take for example this post, I spent hours thinking about what I wanted to write. Hours. Frustrating to say the least.
How often do you ask yourself where did your productivity go? When I stop and think for a moment how much time I lose during the day doing unproductive things, I get sad.
Do you find yourself in the same situation? How many mindless posts do you “like” on Facebook when you could be creating? Being creative is a challenge in itself at times. Finding the time to be creative is even more challenging and then….you get distracted. Continue reading “Where Did Your Productivity Go?”→