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10 Reasons Why People Are Unmotivated (And How to Be Motivated)

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Usually, unmotivated individuals have a terribly pessimistic view on their chances of success.

Psychologists have labelled this as having a low level of self-efficacy , which is the innate ability to influence the outcome ...

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The secret to staying motivated is to honestly audit your skills and the challenges that lie ahead. Sometimes a difficult goal is useful in spurring a person on to do better. We persist because the challenge is personally rewardi...

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Most unmotivated people get distracted by a daunting challenge. They think of the blood, sweat and tears that face them in achieving a task or objective. They forget to think of the long-term rewards and benefits, which is an essential element in motivation.

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What to do?

Every time when you don’t feel motivated, visualize the rewards you’re trying to get. Celebrate small wins often, so you know rewards and benefits are not that far away from you.

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In the business world, having stretch goals is often advocated as the path to success since it will increase motivation. Researchers and psychologists have recently found that this is actually false.[2] Demotivation may set in because the problems are just too complex and unnerving.

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A much better approach is to break down projects into smaller challenges, where one can see results in a much shorter space of time. This compartmentalization will give much more motivation, encouraging the individual to s...

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When they think about getting what they want, they want to do something big once and for all. So when they fail to do so, they feel defeated and unmotivated.

What they don’t know is that to achieve greatness, it’s about the small things they do every day.

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There’s a great book I love; it’s Stephen Guise’s Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results .  The concept is a simple one to help with demotivation.

The idea is to start with one mini habit at a time and gradually ...

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Have you noticed how demotivated people often tell you that they never got a lucky break? The truth is that, they never sought out opportunities that would give them the chance of success, wealth and happiness.

The secret is that opportunities are out there, just waiting to be taken. They ...

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Seize every opportunity and take the risk. Learn how to step out of your comfort zone ...

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The tendency is to consider the payoff before making all that effort. They want immediate gratification before persisting and persevering. Access to the Internet at work will distract them further. One study has found that unmotivated employees are probably the majority (of the 64%) who waste tim...

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What to do?

Even the most talented person works hard to get what they want. Work hard is better than talent , always.

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It is always somebody else’s fault when they did not get that promotion. It’s not their fault that the marriage ended on the rocks. It was their partner’s fault, of course.

The fact is that you cannot control what other people do or the way they think. Recognizing that it was mostly your f...

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Take responsibility for what happened to you. When you realize you have complete responsibility for your life , you become completely free.

“A man can fa...

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There are lots of ways to manage time better but unmotivated people tend to be time-wasters. They cannot schedule very efficiently and always procrastinate.

Time is elastic. Stretch it so that you can get more out of it. Once you conquer the time management problem, you will become more mo...

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The best way to stay motivated, regarding time, is to repeat to yourself that you are the only one who can control your time. Nobody or nothing else can do that for you.

Take a look at this guide to improve your time management skills:

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When people think of all the talents and creativity they lack, they block themselves off and demotivation takes hold.

However, when they concentrate on the actual skills, talents and qualities they possess, they become much more motivated.

Negative thoughts will drag you downwards i...

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What to do?

Believe in yourself and the talents you have. If you lack confidence in yourself, here’s a Step-By-Step Guide on How to Be More Confident .

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Research on students’ use of social media has pointed out that there is a reduction in creativity, less practice in writing skills and an increase in multi-tasking for these students. All these factors have contributed to lower grades and poor academic performance. This may be one reason why many...

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Take a break with social media. Learn how to break the habit of endlessly sticking to social media here: 5 Psychological Reasons You Are Addicted to Facebook and 5 Ways to Break ...

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