If you are anything like me, you work hard. You work really hard. You try each day to make things better.
Improvement take time. Progress requires persistence. Impact is made little-by-little. Sometimes it is difficult to stay motivated. It is hard to focus on the long-term goals.
So, what are we to do – to overcome these challenges to creating positive change?
I don’t have a big answer for you, but I do have a suggestion that may be part of the solution. Perhaps something I do could be helpful to you!
In my email folder system, I have a folder entitled, Kudos. Anytime someone sends me an email message that is particularly thoughtful and kind, I save it in Kudos. These messages help me stay positive and focused on creating a great impact!
So, when I am craving a pat-on-the-back or a “you-can-do-it,” I just steal a quick glance in my Kudos. All of those nice compliments and notes of encouragement are sitting there waiting for me!
What do you do to stay motivated? Please share a comment with your favorite form of self-motivation!