How do you stay motivated to do work every day?

Question: alex.cheney "How do you stay motivated to do work every day?"

Answer: thadcoxdesign "Staying motivated is hard for everyone, even those who always seem to be pumped about everything they do. There are several things you can do. Firstly try to isolate what is killing your motivation and then stop doing that thing or stay away from that person. If it is a loved one who means well, but kills your motivation, just don't talk to them about what you are doing.

For me, knowing that you are working toward something exciting really helps. Even if this feels like a big thing now, if I can break it down into actionable chunks, I stand a much better chance of being successful.

So I like to set goals, reverse engineer the steps to achieve them and the break them down into monthly, weekly and daily objectives. When you know that you're working toward something exciting, you don't mind doing even the small stuff as you know it has a purpose.

If you ever do get demotivated, just look back on how far you've come and that you don't have far to go."