If you’ve ever felt diminishing enthusiasm for work you’re facing in your job, you know it doesn’t feel good. However, what you might not have considered is how a drop in motivation can cause a performance drop that hurts your job security and maybe your long-term career success. The decline can happen so gradually, in fact, that you don’t fully realize it’s occurring. You might even miss seeing the problem until it’s too late to save your job.
You could discover that you’re experiencing one or more signs of a performance drop in progress, such as:
It might be time to nurture your enthusiasm by thinking in new ways about what you do and why you do it. There’s no cure-all for lack of motivation. However, you can take a few steps to avoid letting it impact your job performance negatively, including these:
When all else fails, take a long look at the progress you’ve made throughout your career. Express gratitude for the good experiences and appreciate the valuable lessons you learned from those that weren’t so great. Thanksgiving doesn’t need to come only one day a year!
Reminding yourself of those good times can help revitalize your readiness to move forward more positively and productively. What’s more, it can help you avoid a costly performance drop. That’s well worth doing.
P.S. Here’s wishing you and yours a “Happy Thanksgiving”!