Things that kill your motivation can be a damper on many areas of your life. Avoid them! Don't let anything destroy your motivation. Pursue your passion. Pick yourself up after a failure. Keep learning. These are the phrases we hear time and again convincing us to keep going. And rightly so, because it’s difficult to keep doing something that we are failing at, or to do something very well unless we are motivated enough to do it. We are often our own worst enemies when it comes to destroying our motivation. Sometimes it’s because we don’t believe in ourselves, other times we let people’s criticism of us influence us too much. Trying to do things perfectly often means we do not do anything at all.
Here are six negative things that kill your motivation:
“I’ll do it tomorrow”, or “I just can’t seem to get around to it.” Sound familiar? We procrastinate usually when we have to do something we don’t want to do. Unfortunately, those are often the most important things, like filing our tax return. Successful business people give this tip about procrastination: set aside the first hour of each day to do the things you hate doing. You’ll have a great sense of accomplishment after doing them, and can then devote the rest of your day to doing things you like.