Motivation is an important thing to always be in high spirits while working. This is vital in order to accomplish a lot and be more productive. This can also contribute in creating great projects. One’s flare in working can be seen in his outputs. If he is really motivated to work on something, the projects will surely have high quality and are easily finished.

In doing your work, there would always be things that can urge you to do it. You don’t just do it without a purpose. This purpose allows you to be motivated and inspired to work. But aside from aiming for a particular goal, there are still other things that will be the reason for you to get motivated. Here are some tips to help you get motivated especially when you feel like your motivation to work is slowly diminishing.

1. Target one goal.

Target one goal
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If there is too much that is happening in your life, you might be confused as to what certain goals you would really like to achieve. In order to make sure that you will be travelling and working on a single road, be concrete with one goal. This will be your focus for everything you do.

2. Know what you enjoy about your job.

Know what you enjoy about your job
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It is important for you to determine what really makes you happy while you are working. Knowing this will help you to remain happy at work. Enjoying your job is very important to make sure that your outputs will be great. So, when you get to know what makes you happy, you can easily look for it and have it there with you while working to keep you motivated.

3. Be inspired.

Be inspired
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One thing that keeps one going is having inspirations. It varies from every person. Some have simple source of inspirations like mere good ambience while others have two or more inspirations. Some even have the effort to ready all those sources in order for them to come up with a great output. Aside from that, you will also be motivated to work if you are inspired.

4. Get excited.

Get excited

When you are anticipating something, you will really work hard to reach that. It is a great feeling to feel excited about something and when you build up this excitement, you will become more focused. You will also have that high energy in reaching a goal. Carry that energy forward so that you will keep on working.

5. Post your goal.

Post your goal

Seeing your goal everyday will surely urge you to do it. Have it printed and post in an area where you can easily see it. And don’t just post it in one area. You can post it in your refrigerator, computer, wall and others. Look for areas that you always see. This will keep you excited. If you wanted to buy a car, you can post a picture of the car. This will surely motivate you to work.

6. Always think about your goal.

Always think about your goal
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Sometimes, when you are busy, you tend to forget where your direction really is. Of course, there is always a goal when you work on something. There is always that tone big thing that you want to achieve. Think about it daily. Doing this will help you to work harder in order to reach that goal earlier. Also, the more you think of it, the more it will come true. If you have read the book “The Secret”, you will know how to achieve things by thinking of it always.

7. Have a support network.

Have a support network
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This refers to people who will always tap you in the back and encourage you to do what you want to do. You will have more energy and inspiration to go on with work if there are people who support you. You will even be more encouraged if these include your loved ones and other special people in your life. But even people who are not so close to you can still be a good support. Online friends can even help you a lot with a piece of encouraging words.

8. Plan your day.

Plan your day
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When you come to think that there is only 24 hours a day and that you are only given some hours to work, this might discourage you and diminish your motivation to work. But if you plan your day, you will be motivated to do what you have on the list. This way, you won’t be looking at the clock every now and then but you will be looking at your list aiming to finish it that day. Since you are motivated, you will even be able to finish your work earlier than expected.

9. Think about the benefits of what you do.

Think about the benefits of what you do
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There are people who first think of how hard something is before they actually start doing it. With this line of thought, instead of getting things done, it is an obstacle to get started and to have an early finish. Do away with this. Do not keep on thinking about how hard something is. Think of what it can do for you. For sure, if you think of its benefits, you will end up working hard in order to attain it.

10. Do away with negative thoughts.

10. Do away with negative thoughts
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If you keep on thinking negative things, this will drive you to negative results. Remember that what you think will actually tend to happen. So, do away with negative thoughts. Stop yourself when you begin negative self- talking for it will not help you. Always be positive. No matter how hard something is, convince yourself that you will be able to do it and for sure, you really will.

11. Start with small things.

Start with small things

No one has ever built a company without starting from the bottom. Every great thing starts from small ones. Even huge trees started from little plants from the nursery. Hence, in order for you to easily be motivated, do not jump into great things at once for this will decrease your excitement and energy to work. Start little by little. By doing this, you will be able to appreciate every step you took along the way and you will be more motivated to continue knowing that you have done a lot already. You would not tolerate wasting all the time and efforts you have spent at the beginning. This will keep you going.

12. Take note of receding motivation.

Take note of receding motivation
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You know pretty well that motivation is not there all the time. There are some instances that it will undergo a sudden ebbing. It is not a constant thing and would disappear sometimes without telling you it would. But it doesn’t mean that when you lose motivation, it will no longer return. It will surely come back. So, if you feel motivated at a time, do your work at once and do not wait until that motivation ebbs down.

It’s Your Turn Now

Motivation starts from within you. Aside from the help and support of the people around you, it is always important that you begin by motivating yourself. Doing away with negative thoughts and keeping an eye on your goal are important keys to keep your motivation running. Did we miss some tips here? Feel free to add some tips on how to get motivated to work. This might be able to help other designers, too.

Ronald Bien

About the author: A Graphic Designer and the founder of Naldz Graphics. He launched Naldz Graphics to help the Design Community in providing quality design resources and tutorials.


  1. hmmm… some very nice points… but mostly related to goals and focus on goals… which is kind of the whole idea when it comes to completing a job 😀

  2. Awesome post!!! hats off!!! to this website…. each and every article is gud…

  3. It is a well articulated tip on how to get motivated! Thank you so much. Keep on doing so.

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