This is a guest post by Anwar Shaikh, who is self-made and reared-up writer and writes about HR, employee engagement and motivation, and employee management system.
To be deemed as a leader, you need that x-factor to be consistent in delivering superior results, spark to energize your co-workers and not to forget the mental agility to stay ahead of the curve always. These traits are signs to your senior leaders and personnels that you are all game for taking up new opportunities and challenges.
But what if you start encountering ups-and-downs like everyone else at work and find yourself in a rut? How would you pick yourself up to get back on track?
One thing is quite sure that you’ll come across heaps of tips and advice from almost everywhere, which are often undependable and unrealistic. A good and power nap at afternoon is proven to boost productivity, but that’s not quite possible unless you are working at a cushion store. Also, it is of no use to discover that sports-persons perform at their optimum best after getting a sound 10 hours of sleep or that some successful entrepreneur says that all he needs is a five hours of good sleep to get himself going for the entire day. Honestly speaking, lot of folks like you and me can’t pull off to that extreme.
So what is it that we can do to regain that spark and be a role model to people around us without resorting to multivitamins, energy drinks or caffeine? Here are five proven ways to be at the top always.
5 Ways To Be A Role Model To Everyone Around You
1. Ensure you step in at work with a positive mood always
Yes, good mood triggers the dopamine levels in our brains leading to heightened cognitive performance. So ensure to build your mood during your commute to work, be it listening to your favourite music band, watching a motivational video or catching a quick glimpse of your favourite show. Enjoy a brainpower boost at your desk with this simple yet effective tip.
2. Learn to channelize your energy and not just time
Keep a track of your energy peaks and falls for a week and try to build a new routine with the insights you get from the observation. Who knows it can be your high-carb lunch that shoves you into the dream world or a specific task that makes you go drowsy? Be an energy house. Nothing can better motivate your co-workers and their performance when surrounded by an energizer like you. Staying focused is the key here, since it gets difficult to stay motivated if you are failing to focus on tasks at hand.
3. Push your limits
Yes, once you identify your sources of energy, you can magnify your limits alike the athletes. So the next time you drain your brains on that important PowerPoint presentation or report, make sure to stretch yourself out for a good 30 minutes or so. A quick walk down the office premises should do the trick here. Keep away from your devices, music player, smartphone, etc.
4. Get out of your comfort zone
When struggling with motivation at work, remember the mantra of bodybuilders i.e., no pain no gain. Though it sounds cliché, but getting out of your comfort zone helps greatly in expanding one’s abilities. So don’t let a bit of unpleasantness deplete your motivation. In fact, note that struggling is always perceived as a good omen. Do not hesitate to go that extra mile even if it requires you to shelve that mainstream image of yours.
5. Identify your goal orientation
Folks with mastery orientation tend to get motivated by a mere challenge to learn something novel, whereas folks with performance orientation tend to perform better when they strive to achieve excellence with their existing skillsets.
So understand your type and shape your goals accordingly. The success rate would surely blow you out here.
If possible, try pairing up, because what appears as a painful task for one individual might come as a pleasure for some other. So try to pair up with someone at work who complements your abilities and the one who can guide you to getting over the hurdles.
Summing It Up
Once you find that recipe for self-rejuvenation and motivation, you align yourself in a better position to take it ahead and inspire folks around you. So be a stellar performer, who motivates not only himself but others as well. Remember the secret to become a star performer is to lift others while you are climbing higher.
Last but not the least, stay positive and focus on your strong points instead of cribbing over your weaknesses. Remember developing a sturdy self-esteem is all about identifying your hidden strengths and then honing them.
Strengths are the only thing where you grow the best. So find out things or activities that help you fortify your strong points. It would help you build the momentum.
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