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How do I stay motivated and go to work with the right attitude and mindset?


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Alfred’s Answer

Hey Yash! I think part of staying motivated and going to work with the right attitude and mindset is setting some goals for yourself that are a challenging, achievable, measurable, and can be done within a reasonable time. It's often when there are no more challenges or there are no more opportunities to learn where things start to become stale and complacent. If you would like to work on some skills, get a promotion, or finish a crucial project, it's great to write things down and outline a plan to achieve and work towards it everyday. It's also important to maintain your physical, mental, overall health when it comes to work-life balance to avoid burn-out. Whether that's exercising, meditating, eating healthy, going on hikes or walks, reading books, playing games, or going out to places, we all need some time away from work to come back recharged with a new focus. It's great to take some time to also reflect and see how you are doing and figure out where you want to go. Maybe a change of teams or companies to be a part of something more in line with your passions and overall life goals is what is needed as well. Stay open with a life-long learner attitude and do what works for you to stay motivated and to keep on growing.

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Matthew’s Answer

Think about your meta-cognition. What is driving your day to day actions? Where do you imagine yourself in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 15 years, 30 years? What type of lifestyle do you want to live? Why do you imagine yourself in that place at that time? How will you get to that place by that time? What are the steps you can take today to get closer to those places by those times?

When you watch motivational videos and read self help books they may only give you a temporary boost. When you are thinking from the meta-cognition level it will drive you everyday because it creates a sense of purpose for yourself and provides you with general direction, like a compass.

The best way to manage a attitude and mindset is one ACTION at a time. Break down the big goals into little actions that will help build your mental disposition and confidence in yourself. Wake up, make your bed, bring order to your life. Once you have order you can think clearly. Ask yourself everyday, what do I need to do today to get to where I want to be? Then execute on those daily goals. Life is much longer than you expect and much slower than you may think. If you do something each day it will add up exponentially over time.

Believe in yourself, believe in the power of positivity, and follow your ambition.


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Kim’s Answer

Hi Yash!

I found that reminding myself of why I was doing what I was doing was helpful! For example, let's say you take a job as a custodian at a hospital because they have an excellent tuition reimbursement program, and you are going to college. This particular job doesn't define who you are, and, all work is honorable work. Yet your friends are teasing you about it, or you just feel you are "better" than this. Sure. But why are you there? You will get your degree for thousands of dollars less than your friends are paying! And, if you want to stay in healthcare, you already have your foot in the door. Get that degree, and then apply for other jobs there at the hospital. It's just a stepping stone.

But, even though it's just a stepping stone, these supervisors are your references for your next job! So, do it well, have good attendance, and a good attitude!

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Karen’s Answer

Hi Yash, great question! Your attitude is always a choice you make. Think of it this way, if you are in a good mood, your day just flies by. If you are in a bad mood, your day just drags on and on right? It is really all about how you choose to handle whatever you are facing. I prefer to view challenges as opportunities to showcase your abilities. If you can navigate through these types of days well, then you will be viewed as resilient and people will want to work with you more. Translation: you may get more opportunities, and potentially even promotions because you chose to have the right attitude. Good luck!

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Nicholas’s Answer

Hi Yash,

I had the same issues when I was just starting out and basically it came down to finding the right position and environment. There are many factors that can affect our outlook on our job and in the world today there are even more distractions. Make sure you are doing what you love first of all. If you don't have a passion for it then you will always be looking for a new path. Build relationships and network. This will engage you. I hope this helps.

Nick

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Angela’s Answer

Hi Yash, here are some tips that I follow. There are some days better than others......

First of all, ensure you are at your best. Are you exercising, meditating/praying, eating well, expressing gratitude? All of your life pillars should be in place and balanced.

Secondly, understand the value of what you are doing? How does your role contribute to the big picture? For example, if you work in the health profession, your role contributes to "patient wellness". If you are in insurance, your role contributes to people or a family's "security".

Establish positive work relationships including and possibly most especially with your manager. View as a "mutual partnership" rather than a boss/subordinate situation. Or worse yet, a parent/child relationship.

You may also want to have a buddy at work who is on the same page -- can provide advice, is trustworthy and has a sense of humor.

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Gloria’s Answer

Motivation to work is often about the right combination of enjoying your job and still being challenged by it as well. At least, that is the case for many people I know. Even people who have stayed at companies for a long time have performed a lot of jobs within that company, because there is a craving to be challenged.

Sometimes there is a more pressing goal of being motivated to go to work today. I would say that you should have techniques for how to give yourself positive vibes about doing your work. Remember why you love your job. Turn on some upbeat music to lift your spirits. Interact with someone at work who you consider positive to help you remember why you are there.


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Elisabetta’s Answer

Hi Yash, very good question! I think it's important to have healthy and good habits, that help you get in a productive and positive mood. For example things like exercising, listening to your favourite music and podcasts, watching a show or chatting with a friend, are very important to be productive (it might seem like a paradox, but there is evidence showing that your brain needs breaks to recharge and you are even more productive if you take time to relax/wind down). Make sure you do things you enjoy and have some "me-time" a little bit every day. Try to define and remember the why of what you are doing. You are working hard because you want to learn, you are relaxing because your brain needs a break, you are helping people and being nice to others because you want to be value add to the world. There will be days where it's hard to keep the positive mood, it happens to all of us. Go to bed knowing that tomorrow you can start from scratch again: don't dwell too much on what you could have done, focus on now and tomorrow. I always really like the following quote: "Life is 10% what happens to you, 90% what you do about it". Attitude and mindset are everything. All the very best, Elisabetta

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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Yash! Jobs are like relationships, and it's important for us to remember nothing is perfect. All of us have good and bad days, but if you're finding it's hard to be positive and stay motivated most of the time, ask yourself why. Make a list of the pros and cons and/or talk to your manager about ways you can change what might be contributing to your feelings. I also know, without question, I have a difficult time being motivated and feeling positive when I'm tired. Make sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night, so you can feel refreshed each day to tackle it.

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