Taking action is where most people fail. They start off brimming with enthusiasm. They’ll plan out how they’re going to become successful and happy, but along the way, they’ll realize it’s too much work. So, they stop and forget all about their dreams. And they end up unsuccessful and unhappy.
You see, these people lost their motivation. Without it, they have no fuel to continue their journey, so they stop in the middle of the road. They end up waiting in the sidelines, watching life go by. They get stuck in their comfort zones, and they think now they have no other choice but to live out the rest of their lives in misery.
The good news is everything’s not over yet. If you’re reading this article, then it means you’ve still got life in you. Which means you’ve got a fighting chance to go after your dreams of happiness and success once again.
Quitters are never going to win. If you don’t want to be labeled as a quitter for the rest of your life, then you need to get back out there and continue your journey!
The only question now is how to get your motivation back. Motivation can be classified into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is that fire burning within you, while extrinsic motivation are external factors that will motivate you to get off your feet (like rewards and punishment).
Never forget your “why.” Why do you want to be successful? Why do you want to be happy? Who are you doing all these things for? For yourself? Or for someone dear to your heart? Use these as motivation to stay on track.
Also, try to surround yourself with positive influences and stay away from people who’ll tell you that you’re never going to amount to anything else. If you get trapped within a circle of negativity, you’ll find it extremely difficult to succeed in anything.
Establish milestones and celebrate even the smallest wins. These are going to help sustain you and encourage you to continue doing your best. Don’t be afraid of failing, too. Treat failure as your friend and learn from your mistakes. It’s going to show you the path you need to take to be happy and successful in life!
You probably like your work, but you’re not happy. It could be because of your co-workers or management, or you feel like you’re not getting paid enough. Whatever the reason, if you want to make a career out of your job, then you need to figure out how to be happy in the workplace. Here are a few different tips you can try out:
1. Maintain a healthy work-life balance
As the saying goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Learn to put boundaries in place. When your life is tied to your job and you find yourself thinking about your job on days when you’re not working, then it’s time to take a step back.
How’s your social life? Your family life? You really don’t want to ignore family and friends because of work. You might think you’re doing it for a noble cause, but it could bite you in the back one day.
You could be earning good money, but if your health and your relationships are at stake, then you need to assess if you’re willing to give everything up for money. I don’t know about the company you’re working for, but at the end of the day, remember that you’re working for a business. Remember, no matter how good you are at work, you’re not irreplaceable.
2. Stay away from office drama and office politics
Some may say engaging and using office politics to your advantage is a good idea. Of course, not everyone is going to agree. Gossip, office drama and office politics are morale killers, they strain relationships and affect everyone’s productivity.
You got hired to do a certain job. Do your job to the best of your abilities and stay away from backbiters, gossipers and downers in the office. At the end of the day, you’re getting paid to do your job. There’s no point wasting your time dealing with negative people, it’s only going to make you unhappy.
3. Build meaningful relationships with co-workers
You probably spend almost half your day in the workplace. To make it more bearable and less stressful, you should build meaningful relationships with your co-workers. Hang out with them on your days off, get to know them on a personal level.
Once you’ve spent enough time with them, you’ll recognize who the keepers are and who you should stay away from. Choose the right kind of friends and you’ll end up happier at work
Why Helping Others Can Make You Happy
Not all heroes wear capes. Plenty of heroes go about their charitable ways without expecting anything in return. But why are so many people keen on helping others? What’s in it for them? This is what you’re going to find out in this article.
· Helping others give you a sense of purpose
Living your life without a sense of purpose is akin to you travelling without a destination in mind. Sure, it may sound exciting at first, but sooner or later, you’ll eventually get tired of it all. You’ll start wondering what exactly you’re here on earth for.
Your purpose can be any number of things, but helping others is a good start. Why? Because you can see how many lives you’ve touched, how many people you’ve helped out.
There’s not a lot of requirements to start helping someone out. You just need the heart, the willingness, and the patience, to share your time, skills and perhaps your money to get started.
· You feel good about yourself
When you help others, you’re also helping yourself and your self-esteem. You start feeling like you’re finally good for something in this life. You quite literally feel like a million bucks. Your confidence rises, and you’ll make decisions you can live with, no more indecisiveness and second guessing yourself. You’ll finally able to enjoy and live your life the way you want to.
· Form meaningful relationships
When you help others, you instantly form a bond with them. This is especially true in situations where your help can mean the difference between someone’s success or failure, or even life or death. The people you help will feel indebted to you.
If you want your circle of positivity to grow, ask them to pay it forward by helping others out as well. Just be aware, however, that not everyone’s going to reciprocate. Some people will want to continue leeching off of you. When that happens, cut ties with them and go help others who’ll be more appreciative.
· Helps you reflect on your blessings
When you’re out helping others, you’re able to take a look at yourself and your living situation from other people’s perspectives. You’ll realize how lucky and fortunate you are to be in a position to help. This realization will help you stay grounded and humble.
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