When it comes to leadership and motivation a leader needs to be self motivated. Motivation is a crucial aspect to leading effectively and being more productive. I have found those you can motivate themselves can also influence and motivate others. If your wanting to know the secret to motivation then read the below section:
We hear enough sighs from diabetes educators that can’t get their patients motivated to do the right things for their diabetes or health. I have news for you. Motivation is not going to strike you like lightning and motivation is not something that someone else, a nurse, a doctor, a family member can bestow or force on you. Forget motivation and just do it.
Exercise, lose weight, and test your blood sugar. Do it without motivation and guess what. After you start doing it, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. As Harvard Psychologist Brew Brewed say, you’re more likely to act yourself into feeling then to feel yourself into action. So act, whatever it is that you know you should do and just do it.
(This section was from a Injoy audio lesson from John Maxwell where he quoted this from a medical magazine).
If you want to have more motivation then start doing the things you should or need to be doing. I have found many times when I lacked the motivation to do something but started to do it anyway, I soon started to feel more motivated. Being self-motivated means you take ownership of what you need to do and then start to do it, even when you don’t feel motivated to do it.
Here are a few common things we can start to do even if we aren’t motivated to do them yet:
Start to walk or go to a gym to get into shape.
Start preparing and cooking meals instead of eating fast food to maintain a health.
Start a personal development plan to become a better person and leader.
Start writing and networking to better build your platform.
Start attending church services or gatherings to grow and nurture your spiritual life.
Question: How do you start and stay motivated?