What motivates you to work hard?
<p>Hard work can be aimless and not worth the effort. It’s best to work smartly, and see the hard work that needed to be done pay off better in the long run. For motivation, it’s not best to incentivize yourself with food or games, as you may fall into the trap of “why can’t I just have that now?”; studies have shown that simply telling yourself “I MUST do it,” is motivation enough. </p>
<p>Solving a worthy problem. I find that I am less motivated when I do not see much value in what I am doing.</p><p><br></p><p>When that happens I take a step back and look at what I am doing, why I am doing it, and whether it really needs to be done. If this is something relating to work I may need to verify that what I'm doing is really what is being asked for.</p><p><br></p><p>Crap work is always a possibility, but keeping in mind the problem you are aiming to solve can help. It can give you context for motivation instead of focusing on the specific transaction or issue at hand.</p>
<p>If it's something I'm already passionate about or naturally interested in, the hard work usually comes easy.</p><p><br></p><p>For example, I'm really into collecting sneakers/designing shoes. On my free time, I often research the history of sneakers, watch documentaries on shoes, analyze Nike, etc... but it's not because I'm "required" to... I'm just curious about it - which in turn - helps me with my own work anyway. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
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