If you have ever felt like the work you do just isn’t producing sufficient results, then this blog post is for you. In this blog post, I’ll give ten tips to make sure your work will yield the intended results that are worth all of your hard work.
1) Set realistic goals for yourself
Setting ridiculously bold goals will only frustrate and discourage you from achieving anything at all. Instead, set goals that are achievable and quantifiable goals.
For example, if you have a goal to earn $100,000 in the next five years then set your target at earning $50,000 in the next year. Then start to work towards your goal by setting steps to achieving your goal. You will have to take action to move towards your goal but taking action is not the difficult part. The difficult part is making sure that you actually get there and that you get there consistently over time.
To get there consistently over time, you will have to take consistent action towards accomplishing your goal for the next year. You cannot skip a month and then expect to make $50,000 in one month.
2) Have something hanging over your head
You don’t want to approach a task with a blank slate. You need to have motivation that drives YOU to make the effort. For example, if you are an employee and you want to take your job seriously, then tell yourself that taking the task seriously will help you earn your next raise or better yet, the promotion that you desire.
3) Stop using willpower.
Willpower, although it is a powerful tool to use, has its limits. Willpower is a finite resource. And with your limited willpower, you will end up burning it out quickly. It is best to get into the practice of doing things that don’t require much physical or mental exertion and simply using your brainpower to do what you need to do. The best thing that you can do to get started in this practice is to learn how to meditate and start learning about mindfulness training.
4) Don’t just think, act!
You would be surprised how much more effective it is to take the right action instead of just thinking the right thing. Just by thinking the right thing won’t get anyone anywhere except more lost and confused than they already were. Taking action goes a long way towards accomplishing your goal.
5) Have something to look forward to
If you just have a big, hairy, audacious goal and you don’t see yourself or your future self achieving that goal, then what is the point of even aiming for it. You need something to motivate yourself and keep pushing yourself forward without fail. You need a way to reward yourself when you achieve specific milestones towards your big goal.
For example, if you want to earn more money and you have set that goal in the distance, then you need to have a tangible reward that will motivate you to keep pushing forward. The best reward is the ability to buy something that you desire. The other most important reward is the satisfaction of knowing that you did your work well and got closer to achieving your goal.
6) Look for an excuse to give up and then don’t
If you want to achieve your goal, it is important for you to find a way to push yourself past your breaking point. When you are on the edge of giving up, that is when you need to take action by finding what you need to do next. Don’t give up and don’t stop moving forward just because it seems like the time has come where it is time to quit.
7) You will have bad days but they will pass.
Just because you have had a bad day doesn’t mean you will have bad days forever. Just because you had a bad day once doesn’t mean that you will have a bad day the next time. If you keep pushing forward and taking action, eventually the days will become more positive.
8) Don’t give up but keep moving forward
Sometimes, regardless of how hard we work or how much effort that we put in, things don’t go as well as we want them to go. Sometimes, despite all of our efforts, we will still have bad days. Sometimes, despite all of our efforts, we will have days where nothing goes right at all.
What is important is that you keep moving forward no matter what happens. There are going to be just as many good days as there are bad days and you can never know the exact day where everything will go well. Never give up on your dream but don’t think that you should stop working just because things aren’t going well at the moment.
9) Perspective is everything
You need to be willing to look past your current situation. If you have been struggling for a long time, then don’t immediately look for an excuse to give up. Instead, keep trying to figure out what is happening and what you can do about it.
Don’t expect everything to go smoothly at first either. Give yourself time and space from where you are now because sometimes when we try something new, it takes us some time to get used to the way things are now.
10) Don’t be afraid of a little failure
I had to do it the hard way. I tried everything that I could think of to make money in order to achieve my goal. I started out by freelance writing, then going on Upwork, and then making my own website before finally deciding to take the leap of faith and quitting my job. All in all, it has been three months since I started working on this blog full-time. The beginning was difficult, it was a struggle, and I have been working on this blog for more than ten hours a day just to get the results that I have now.
But you know what? All of the hard work paid off because this is something that I need and want to do. When I started out writing on my own blog, I didn’t make much money at all. But you know what? It was fun. So I kept doing it. When I started working on my own website, I didn’t make much money at all. But you know what? It was fun. So I kept doing it. When I started working on this blog, although it seems to be making money even in its early stages, it has been a struggle to get here and there is still a lot of hard work ahead of me before I can call this blog a success.