When do you do your best work? When you’re tired, unmotivated and just not feeling it? Or perhaps when you’re well rested, excited about your cause and feeling on fire? I know it’s a bit redundant to ask but how often do you find that you have to push yourself and stress out in order to keep your business and life moving in the right direction?
It’s easy to be motivated and excited when you’ve got wind in your sails and you’re moving towards your desired destination. Few people need help in this situation. Where we often falter is when things start to get tough and we’ve been knocked off our stride.
This is where we could use a little helping hand. I like what fitness blogger James Clear says about our life’s motivation.
“Life is a constant balance between giving into the ease of distraction or overcoming the pain of discipline. It is not an exaggeration to say that our lives and our identities are defined in this delicate balance.” James Clear
Our best work gets done because we are dedicated and consistent enough with our daily habits to power through our current malaise. Whether we do it with a light touch or a blunt commitment is our own personal style, but working through the slump is a doable must.
One of the tricks I use when I’m not “feeling it” is to make an effort to reframe my current situation and compare it to a moment in my past or if my imagination allows me, I’ll go way back in time and think about what life would have been like for someone like me in the 1400 or 1500’s. If this thought process doesn’t do anything for me then I might go further back to think of what life must have been like to deal with in the stone age?
When I can make some references and comparisons about some of the struggles I’ve already been through that have made me tougher and stronger or perhaps more appreciative and humble then I can feel my good energy and positive thinking start to emerge. This slight shift can often pivot my slack mood and get me moving and working again.
I often find that once the work starts the momentum follows and if you can keep the minor distractions at bay while you chip away at your bigger more important work projects your “Best Work” will emerge THE TRUE VICTOR of the day.
Make a habit of this and your “Best Work” will keep getting Better and Better!
Dominic writes, speaks, inspires, motivates and teaches on the most important aspects of your business including Sales, Coaching, Team building, People Management and Business Development. Get weekly access to his blog & training videos FREE by subscribing HERE