Being Demotivated

@Shayani (252)
Pune, India
February 15, 2016 7:02am CST
This happens all the time when I feel that what ever effort I put, I am not getting the returns for it. At times I really wonder whether "hard work truly pays or not " ! I tend to get demotivate and dont understand how to deal with it. At times it is related to work, at times it is related to personal life. but I would appreciate comments and views from you all , how you people really deal when you people feel demotivated and is there any mental exercise you people do to overcome this ?
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@Shiva49 (13416)
• Singapore
16 Feb 16
I just do what needs to be done and not get bothered about short term returns. Finally, we work for ourselves, to get fulfillment, and to improve ourselves - so never be much concerned with what others think of us. One needs to be patient as life is a a long journey - siva
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
True sir, I really appreciate your way of thinking. But you are right in mentioning that life indeed is a long journey to be bothered about all this . Thank you :)
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@DWDavis (11711)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
15 Feb 16
A friend of mine starts ever day by looking in the mirror and saying, "I feel good, I feel great, I feel happy." The feeling stay with him all day and everything he does is from the perspective that he is doing it because he wants to and doing it well makes him happy. I have tried to adopt his philosophy and though I have a ways to go, it does help me through the day. When I comes to my writing, I write because I enjoy it. If it makes me a little money, that is icing on the cake, but not the reason for the writing.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
that is a very good effort to keep oneself motivated and content all day long..but when it come to work somehow i need to keep that work for me too.... Thank you Davis ,, Really appreciate your response.
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@anh101 (1380)
15 Feb 16
Sometimes we just set a high goal and therefore when we are not there and we feel its not satisfied. Just be happy, life is short, don't ever compare
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
yes I need to learn to pamper myself and to do small small things to make myself happy.... Thanks Phan :)
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@anh101 (1380)
16 Feb 16
@Shayani yeah, that's how i set myself. I ask myself what do I want and just do that, not mention of failure or win
@Scindhia (1944)
• Chennai, India
16 Feb 16
Auto suggestion works wonders to drive away negative vibes. Always think about your past successes. It will definitely give you a big boost.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
yes , i need to practice all these from now onward ... Thanks :)
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@paigea (22417)
• Canada
15 Feb 16
This happens to me a lot. going for a walk with a friend helps me sometimes. Just choosing one thing to do and getting it done makes me feel better. I belong to an online group where we state our little goals for the day; then we sort of cheer each other on. That group helps me. They understand that we all have these feelings sometimes.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
social networking, friends circle are big rescuers for many of us ..i do believe that :)
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@cherriefic (4707)
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Feb 16
It's hard to motivate yourself over and over again. Sometimes, you might need it from someone like moral support.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
Yes, me too feel the same way at times, but very often I can call my brother, or mom just to boost my morale
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15 Feb 16
Honestly I watch YouTube videos to help motivate me. They tend to be cheerful aND uplifting. I also put on my favourite music sometimes too.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
its a good things always to have a little push at times when you really want to distract your mind out of something !!! Thanks :)
@Bella128 (2480)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Sometimes a song will give me the push that I need. Right now the song that's been motivating me is Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
yes , music indeed works wonder !!! thanks
@rashkhan (142)
• Delhi, India
15 Feb 16
It happen to each one of us at some point of time. When this happens, just start counting you blessing. Have a positive approach in life, everything has a reason, which you may or may not understand at that time but have a little faith and everything will get sorted.
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@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
Yes Rashida, I truly agree on this, you just said it perfectly that everything has its own reason and time. Yes i am learning to stay positive in life and also to love myself and have faith in myself. thank you :)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Sometimes we go thru tough times and we feel that no matter what we do, things don't get any better. But we should not lose hope and never give up. It takes time and more patience. Always remember that whatever you are going thru.. that too shall pass.
@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
16 Feb 16
yes , You have said it correctly, every phase in life have its own time limit, and it will pass after some time.What matters is we should not let us get affected by all this small little things. Truly said, really appreciate your response .. Thanks :)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
@Shayani let us count our blessings instead of letting small things get in the way.
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
16 Feb 16
I can understand, I sometimes lose my motivation and dont feel like doing anything
@Shayani (252)
• Pune, India
17 Feb 16
Hi Michael, it happens with everyone of us, trust me. The fact is how you cope with it and what you do to deal and overcome this kind of phase. Well i have received some excellent response on my post and I have decided to start following them. Good Luck !! :)
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@dpk262006 (56225)
• Delhi, India
19 Feb 16
Hard work always pays later or sooner. Sometimes you may not get instant results of your hard work, however, this should not make you feel dejected. As one mylotter has suggested, you should count your blessings in life, that will make you feel good and positive. Remember ups and downs are part of life and you have to take it on your stride.