This week is tough for most of us. The first week back in routine after a holiday.
I devise mind tricks with treats to ease myself into productivity: cake if I manage my in-box, a few chapters of the novel I have on the go if I finish this post. Its not all successful. I’m not 100% back tweeting, I’m putting on weight and this intro is taking much longer than usual…
Yet whatever the circumstances, isn’t motivation the cure all we are pedaled?
As usual at this time of year we are hit with articles and posts on goal setting, resolutions and self help positive thinking techniques.
I haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t want to be happy, realise a dream, attain their goals or find their direction. No wonder “happy” is such a huge industry by itself, of which a large part focuses upon ‘motivation’ .
I’m not throwing it out. I continue on my own quest. I admit to feeling calmer when having identified clear smart objectives and the sense of energy to achieve them. I have also listed some links at the end to some great pieces which can inspire resolution and goal setting and attainment for a successful 2011.
” The belief that you need to feel motivated turns into an additional barrier.”
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Sarah Cooper has over 14 years Recruitment experience gained in both an internal and agency environment. As one of the founding Directors of McGinnis Loy Ltd, specialist Finance and HR Recruiters, she is still actively recruiting in the marketplace today. Follow her tweets @approachmarket