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Increase Motivation

Apr 17, 2008
Motivational skills are essential whether in a work situation or in a home environment and as much as it is important to be able to motivate others, it is an essential quality that we need to be able to motivate ourselves also. Everyone struggles with self-motivation sometimes, but motivating others is key for the continued progress of colleagues and fulfillment of existing work loads and can seem like an up-hill battle.

Some days, motivation can seem to be a lot more difficult than on others and this can be connected to simple thought processes, often in a negative capacity, an increase in pressure or work load, and even the negativity of those around.

When you consider that motivation truly does come from within, it's not surprising that sometimes we struggle. It's about setting realistic goals and understanding that on an individual level your own moods and emotions will play an important role as to how easily you are able to reach your end target or whether those goals remain frustratingly out of reach.

In a work situation, as much as you may be struggling to self-motivate, be assured that others are facing the same internal battle too. Constant bombardment of thoughts throughout the day can prevent the individual from embroiling themselves within their set tasks and instead, of feeling a sense of achievement, they are often left feeling frustrated at the end of the day with nothing having been achieved. When motivation programmes are introduced at work, they are about encouraging the individual and recognizing performance.

It has often been said that motivation is akin to being on a train. The view can be looking back, moving from or where moving to. It all depends on how you view specific things.

Our feelings often prevent us from getting on with our own tasks or being able to motivate others. We know what it feels like to be self motivated, to be drawn towards something good, something we are looking forward to happening, so when we experience a lack of motivation it can often tell us that the thoughts and feelings we have associated with this task, are not ones we really aspire to.

Many people write a long list of tasks which require attention or fulfillment, the more the individual thinks about personal or job requirements, the longer the list becomes. Instead of writing about what they are 'going to do', people write down what they feel they need to do, and there is a big difference.

Reconditioning techniques can be useful tools to use when trying to increase a motivated response. Reconditioning techniques are used within the realms of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and hypnotherapy to great effect and whilst this may sound extreme to those who have not come across either therapies before, both therapies work with the way the individual thinks and feels and how this person thinks through certain everyday things.

A simple change to an existing thought pattern or process may be all that is needed to begin to create feelings of motivation. NLP contains a variety of motivation strategies and models to help integrate within current thought patterns so as to introduce strategies which work and hypnotherapy can replace negative thoughts and isolate triggers with positive endorsements key to the development of the individual.

Motivation programmes work because they are simple and effective and relate directly with the person on an individual level.
About the Author
Terry works all over the UK working extensively with individual and business clients helping them stop smoking, manage weight, manage stress, become more confident and helping to create generative change. He uses the latest techniques of hypnosis and NLP. Contact him at http://www.mind-works.co.uk
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