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Monday, August 13, 2018

Getting Motivated For Tackling Difficult Tasks

Motivational Minute

 In life there will be things that come as almost second nature to us, and others that require a greater amount of effort. Staying motivated to do those things that are necessary, but we really don’t enjoy can sometimes be chore. When tasks align with our belief system or fulfills a desire inside us, we perform it perfectly but when it doesn’t we may not give the task the effort it deserves. 

So how to you motivate yourself to do those things have to get done, but you just don't want to do them?

Intrinsic Motivation vs. Extrinsic Motivation

 “Different types of motivation are frequently described as being either extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic motivations are those that arise from outside of the individual and often involve rewards such as trophies, money, social recognition, or praise. Intrinsic motivations are those that arise from within the individual. There are three major components to motivation: activation, persistence, and intensity. Understanding motivation is important in many areas of life, from parenting to the workplace. You may want to set the best goals and establish the right reward systems to motivate others as well as to increase your own motivation.” Excerpt from Very Well


8 Tips For Doing The Things You Don’t Want To Do

  1. Begin With Gratitude – List Reasons Why You Are Thankful For The Task
  2. Make A To-Do List
  3. Avoid Procrastination and Give Yourself Deadlines
  4. Set Priorities – Do a Little Bit At A Time
  5. Get Comfortable With The Uncomfortable
  6. Work Consistently
  7. Find An Accountability Partner
  8. Remember Your Why - The Task Is Part of a Larger Goal


Biblical Meditation 

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."


Daily Affirmation 

I am making space for more success to come into my life. I let go of my excuses. I am productive & focused on results! Find more affirmations at Happy Black Woman

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