Everyone knew in a company or an organization that for promotion and salary increment you need outstanding work. Yet only few work hard to achieve this goal. The only thing that holds us back is lake of motivation. Why we need motivation from external sources for things important for our successful and happy life? To understand this, you have to understand yourself.
Food, water, shelter, clothing and air are basic needs of human being. When you are hungry, you search for food by yourself. You do not need anyone to motivate you. Your body only push you for things which are directly related to your survival or passing on your gens to next generation.
Once you have food, your brain wants to conserve this energy for longer time. You were not evolve to waste your energy in perusing intellectual goals. You were evolved for better survival. Laziness is nothing but the energy-saving mode of your body.
After fulfilling your basic needs, you left with ambitions and desires. Desires are self-perpetuating. Whereas achieving your ambitions requires pain, suffering and hard work. Thus, for achieving your ambitions you need external motivation. Because, in this case, your body does not drive you. Instead, you (your intellectual conscious brain) have to push your body to achieve your goals.
Life is beautiful. To make it more beautiful you need to organise your professional life properly. Always keep your personal and professional life separate. Unfortunately, in Indian subcontinent, this is not the case. Employees will bring tension and work to home. Instead of focussing on work during office hours and pleasure during holidays, most of the employees mix work and pleasure and achieve no good result.
Most of us spent around half hour in travelling from home to office and same time in returning from office to home. This time can be utilising for transition from home mode to office mode provided you are not driving. If you are driving, then probably best thing is to focus on the road. However, if you are not driving, start thinking and planning for your work. While returning, do the same thing about the home. In office, avoid taking personal call or keep them short. Your full focus should be on work. No unnecessary chatting, no videos, no social media, just work. Similarly, when you are at home do not take calls from office, until it is damn important. When you go on holidays, switch off your company mobile. Focus of enjoying. Have party. Do not even think about any work. Refresh yourself. Spend quality time with your family and friends. Do what you like the most.
In this way, not only you will be able to perform well in your work but also will be able to live a more fulfilling life. Always remember your priorities. Initially, we start earning for our family, for living a better life but somewhere in the middle we forget our priorities and reason why we wanted to have money. Working hard is good; however, mixing work with personal life is not a good idea. Do not sacrifice happiness of your family and your health for your promotion.
There is no point in achieving success, if there is no one to celebrate it.
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