Have you ever noticed that some days you get a lot more done than on others? It’s a little more than just having a good day, it’s something that can be used to your advantage once you recognize the signs. According to the insight of BJ Fogg, these moments of great inspiration and bursts of energy are ‘motivational waves’ and in order to get a lot done, you just have to jump on it and ride it through your list of tasks, chores or other jobs that are waiting for your attention.
So, how do you spot these ‘waves’ in time to jump onboard?
Fogg, who is a psychologist and the director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford, says it comes from awareness. The list below will guide you through the simple process that you can adapt to use in your specific circumstances.
1 – Anticipate And Prepare
Essentially, you avoid becoming lazy if you make better use of those high motivation times. This works on many levels ranging from personal task completion to team building activities. For example, when you are highly motivated, you have the energy and desire to tackle larger projects than when you are not so motivated. The same principle applies in team building Singapore situations. When a group of individuals all possess high motivation it is easier to work together to achieve bigger goals. It also aids in bringing others within the group up to that motivational level. In other words, everyone has caught the same motivational wave and is riding it together.
2 – Apply That Motivation
Aside from team bonding Singapore exercises, one of the best ways to capture that motivational wave and ride it to a better you, is to apply it to improving personal behavior. For example, if you talk about exercising but never do it, it is just talk. If you catch a motivational wave and use that energy and desire by focusing it on your plan to exercise, you are more likely to actually do what you say you have intended to do. This principle can be used for any type of behavior change you would like to make from eating healthier to stop smoking, be a nicer person, whatever your personal improvement list may contain.
3 – Build That Habit
Where riding motivational waves really improve team dynamics or personal goals is that if you achieve goals when motivated, it will provide a valuable spin off. On those days when the waves are just lapping at you and not big enough to surf into a big job or project, it should not be a problem. That’s because the good habits you form when highly motivated will carry you through those times when your motivation is low. When you reach this point in your behavior pattern, the next motivational wave that hits you will be more to re-energize than to swamp you and knock you over. In other words, use them to build new and production habits from the start.
It Really Is A Simple Process
All you are expected to do is make better use of those good days and to not let the off days throw you overboard. Sounds far too easy, doesn’t it? Well, that’s the whole idea. We tend to learn new skills when they are not difficult to follow. Riding motivational waves is one such example.