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4 reasons you’re demotivated and unproductive & what to do about it

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Phoenix is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the U.S. In a growing market it can be challenging to keep up. When you learn about what the successful people have, there is one sentence that pretty much sums it up: Successful people never allow themselves to become demotivated—regardless of the obstacles they face.

By doing this, they consistently remain on their own steady path that makes them more productive and successful than everyone around them. Our lives are constantly bombarded by many obstacles that will challenge our personal goals and dreams. However, successful people know how to overcome each challenge they are faced with—and in the end, become successful.

But as for ourselves, we find it extremely difficult to overcome the many challenges we have to face, and therefore are not as successful as we wish to be. In fact, many of us already know what is needed, but we haven’t implemented this knowledge into our daily lives to become successful.

Because of this, I am going to lay out 4 reasons why you feel demotivated and unproductive, and what you can start doing today to change this:

  1. You don’t have Your Goals Written Down that You Look Over on a Consistent Basis
    If you have learned from any of the great motivation speakers that are out today, there is one common lesson they almost always teach: “Write down your goals and read them on a daily basis.” This is frequently one of the primary lessons the great motivation teachers preach. This is because it is one of the most significant ways anyone can help themselves to become more motivated and productive.
    Therefore, if you do not have your goals specifically written out and going over them on a daily basis, this is probably what I personally believe to be the biggest reason you feel unproductive and demotivated.
  2. You Don’t Plan Out Your Daily Schedule
    Another great way you can become demotivated is because you don’t have a written schedule planned out for the day ahead. This was something I learned a long time ago from one of my favorite motivational speakers, Brian Tracy. If you are not scheduling your day out in advance, you are probably demotivated because you aren’t accomplishing as much as you could be in a given day. Try scheduling your day out in advance, and you will probably see yourself being a lot more productive than you thought possible. The more specific on the hours you will work on specific projects throughout the day, the better. By having a detailed daily schedule written ahead of time, your mind will be set to work as effectively as possible between those times. This is where Parkinson’s Law holds true—as it says “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Set a schedule for your tasks to be completed, and you will get more done during that time.
  3. You Don’t have Personal Goals set for all Areas of Your Life
    Don’t just set goals for one area of your life, such as only for your career. If you do this, you are probably doomed to fail. In order to be successful, you need to have a completely fulfilled life in all areas. This includes having a healthy relationship with your family and friends, keeping yourself healthy and fit, as well having personal hobbies that you enjoy doing on a consistent basis.
    Sure you only focus on your career goals, but if your relationship with your family is not good, then it’s going to probably affect your career. Therefore, you need to set goals for all areas of your life. Do this, and your biggest goals you want to achieve will become a lot easier.
  4. You Don’t Envision Yourself Achieving Your Goals
    Another reason you might not be motivated is because you can’t envision yourself becoming whatever you are dreaming to achieve. One great way to get yourself motivated is to actual close your eyes and see yourself in your mind’s eye of where you want to be in the future. Try this, and you will see an instant boost of motivation hit you.

Motivation is sometimes hard to get back in your life. However, rest assured that it is not impossible. Anyone with the willpower and knowledge of what it takes to become more motivated can start achieving whatever it is they desire. The four reasons why you currently feel demotivated and unproductive are an answer to some of the knowledge needed that you can start utilizing to give yourself that daily motivation boost to become successful.

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