Home business and network marketing success requires internal and external motivation. Externally, motivation basically involves rewards that people work for that move them the desired direction to achieve their goals. The main psychological factors that motivate people are recognition, money, success, fame, work satisfaction and teamwork.
True and lasting motivation comes from within. When a person faces a difficult task or situation, they can feel discouraged and lack motivation to move forward. This can often lead to a reduction of the driving force or power behind accomplishing any task. When you are trying to run and grow your own business, this lack of motivation can mean the difference between success and failure.
The key to maintaining motivation is to learn to form a positive attitude for your own capabilities. The two major things that contribute towards this are what expectations you have for yourself and what value you place on accomplishing your goals; because the more you value finishing a task, the more motivated you’ll feel. If you don’t place value on a particular goal or task, it will only contribute to your lack of motivation.
There are a number of ways to keep yourself motivated to achieve home business success
Firstly, be realistic in assessing your capabilities. Stop thinking that you have to be the best in everything. No one is perfect. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. If you take the time to learn what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at, it will help you to improve your capabilities – which in turn will help you stay motivated.
Secondly, if you experience failure, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, keep a positive attitude, especially in situations that can’t be controlled. Also make sure you don’t underestimate yourself even when you are faced with challenges that you don’t think you can handle. Always focus on the things you can control and look for ways that you can do things differently to reach your end goal.
Thirdly, be honest when you assess your performance. Did you give 100 percent? If you feel you have and yet did not achieve your goals, don’t lose your motivation or commitment. Instead of giving up your goal, change your strategy to get there.
Lastly, be responsible for your behaviour. Do not blame others or make excuses when things don’t go as planned. Instead, take time to develop your skills so that the next time you try, you can improve your results. Avoid getting trapped in the “I can’t or don’t want to” cycle of self-doubt. Instead, take responsibility for your actions and keep moving towards achieving your goals. This steady momentum-building will, in turn, help keep you motivated as you grow your business.