• Geraldine Scholtz

3 Ways I motivate myself to work harder

I love working hard. The moment when you figure out what you love and you turn it into a job… it doesn't feel like a job at all. I love getting up in the morning to plan my day because everything that's on my to-do list I have a passion for. I love being creative, I love working with people, I love making people's dreams a reality. I love making my dreams a reality.

Sometimes when I have a lot of things that need to be done I get so overwhelmed. I want to do everything at once because I'm extremely excited about everything that I have to do. Have you ever experienced a feeling like that? If you had then you're on the right track.

The moment when you have that feeling of "ugh I'm not in the mood and I don't want to do this right now" then you need to stop for a minute and refresh. Sometimes I have bad days … don't we all? But I've learned very important lessons over the years. Take a minute to be thankful for where you're at right now and that you have a job that you love. It's human to experience negative thoughts or situations but you have to teach yourself to clutch brake, reverse, drive, and think positive thoughts ONLY for the rest of your day ….

Here are a few tips that keep me motivated and pushes me to work harder:


1. LEARNING AND GROWING – NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

I've experienced a few challenges which were out of my comfort zone but it taught me so much and I grew a lot because of each challenging situation. Never look at something difficult and think "how am I going to do this?". Rather look at it and think "how am I going to nail this?". You will always learn and grow from those situations that seem impossible, believe me. Be positive because it might seem impossible at first but if you look a little closer the answer will be right in front of you.

2. SET REALISTIC GOALS

You set a goal because you want to reach the end-point, right? That's why it's important to set goals according to a timeline - 1 month, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years. Those goals have to make sense. Make sure they are measurable, achievable, and realistic. You will get smarter over time at setting your goals. It takes practice. You will learn what's possible and how quickly you progress. Goals depend on a lot of factors to make them a reality. We set a lot of goals at the beginning of 2020 but due to Covid-19, it might not be possible to make them a reality at the moment. Don't delete them but rather archive them. Set new ones for the time being.


3. MAKING PEOPLE SMILE

This third point might seem cliché but it's true. The satisfaction and happiness that I feel when a fan or client walks up to me and says "Wow I love it" makes my day so much brighter. Sometimes you get clouded with all the hard work and a little praise can encourage you to push yourself to the next level or to work a little harder. Don't confuse encouragement and suddenly get an ego after one compliment. It takes a lot of hard work to grow and to become successful and you've never reached the limit. There isn't a limit on growth. Keep going. Keep on taking the compliments and encouragement, build and grow something breathtaking out of it.

Until Next Time

Gx

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