How to win back your mojo to keep doing the work you love – Part 2

In my previous blog I covered 5 ideas about how to get your motivation back.

Here are six further ideas to win back your motivation and fall in love with your work all over again.

1. Align your work with your life purpose
If you combine your area of genius with a deep, inner life purpose that drives you, regaining your motivation comes naturally.

Your life purpose is not external, like “teaching kids to play football”. That would just be a manifestation of what drives you.

The sort of life purpose to identify and embrace is spiritual, even if you are not.

It gives your life meaning.

It’s something you want to live for every day, like “leading by example”.

2. Journal
Even if you don’t like journaling, this is a highly useful tool to embrace when you are on an inner journey. Articulating your thoughts on paper helps you quickly see through premises or statements that aren’t really true (just as it does if you talk about a topic in a group). It...

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Don't Be Afraid to Make Some Big Changes

Let's imagine that you have a clean bill of health and have just finished your first 5k marathon after training for the last two months - Go YOU! You've lost a bit of weight along the way, and have had some very meaningful experiences with your friends and family. All this and you still feel tired, as if something is just off.

It might be time for some big changes.

When you feel chronically overwhelmed with life and just can't seem to come out of the funk despite all your genuine efforts, the answer may be change.

Change what?

  • Careers
  • Houses
  • Friends
  • Focus

Start small, end big.

If the thought of making a big leap to change your lifestyle seems too scary, start small. Instead of putting your house on the market, paint a room and redecorate. See if the change is enough to improve the way you feel. If not, ask to view some local homes for sale and see if the excitement of changing addresses grows when you get a look at what's on the market.

Once you have made some small changes, work...

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