There are tough times in life. But we must overcome the tough times and move forward. Here are sharing some tips that will help you to move ahead by leaving the tough times behind. Let’s read the 8 underrated tips to get ahead in life.
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1. Focus on commitment, not motivation
Just how committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.
2. Seek knowledge, not results
If you focus on the excitement of discovery, improving, exploring, and experimenting, your motivation will always be fueled.
If you focus only on results, your motivation will be like the weather; it will die the minute you hit a storm. So the key is to focus on the journey, not the destination.
Keep thinking about what you are learning along the way and what you can improve.
3. Make the journey fun
It’s an awesome game! The minute you make it serious, there’s a big chance it will start carrying a heavy emotional weight and you will lose perspective and become stuck again.
4. Get rid of stagnating thoughts
Thoughts influence feelings and feelings determine how you view your work.
You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: the ones that will make you emotionally stuck (fears, doubts) or the ones that will move you forward (excitement, experimenting, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone).
5. Use your imagination
When things go well, you are full of positive energy, and when you are experiencing difficulties, you need to be even more energetic. So rename your situation.
If you keep repeating I hate my work, guess which feelings those words will evoke? It’s a matter of imagination! You can always find something to learn even from the worst boss in the world at the most boring job.
I have a great exercise for you: Just for 3 days, think and say positive things only. See what happens.
6. Stop being nice to yourself
Motivation means action and action brings results. Sometimes your actions fail to bring the results you want. So you prefer to be nice to yourself and not put yourself in a difficult situation. You wait for the perfect timing, for an opportunity, while you drive yourself into stagnation and sometimes even into depression.
Get out there, challenge yourself, and do something that you want to do even if you are afraid.
7. Get rid of distractions
Meaningless things and distractions will always be in your way, especially those easy, usual things you would rather do instead of focusing on new challenging, and meaningful projects. Learn to focus on what is the most important.
Write a list of time-wasters and hold yourself accountable for not doing them.
8. Don’t rely on others
You should never expect others to do it for you, not even your partner, friend, or boss. They are all busy with their own needs. No one will make you happy or achieve your goals for you. It’s all on you.
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