Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How to be Motivated to Complete a Difficult Project or Task

It’s easy to get demotivated when you’re assigned a difficult project or task. But what can you do? It’s something inevitable in your student or work life and you can’t just go on avoiding it all the time. Here are some tips that can help you get started with such a task and complete it before deadline.

1) Make your conscious thoughts work to your advantage. Conscious thoughts are thoughts that emerge from the highest level of brain activity. They arise in working memory, the system that allows the brain to hold temporary information and manipulate it to do tasks. You can be aware of these thoughts. If your conscious thoughts are mostly negative, your perspective of the task will be negative – and this will make the project or task a lot harder for you to work on. Turn your conscious thoughts into positive and you will be surprised how quickly and perfectly you’ll be able to accomplish even the toughest tasks.

2) Take small actions daily. How many weeks or months do you have before deadline? As soon as you receive the project or task, make sure to take actions daily. This will keep you from cramming days before the deadline. This will also keep you from submitting a substandard work to your boss or teacher.

3) Find help. Help in this statement doesn’t mean recruiting another person to literally do, accomplish or work on a part or parts of your project or task on your behalf. This simply means asking someone for ideas on how you can get started with your work especially when you're in the research stage. This also means  being with people who can motivate you and encourage you to do your best until your work is completed.

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