It’s pretty easy to find the motivation to go to your day job. After all, it’s your main source of income, and for most of us, that alone is motivating enough. When it comes to your side hustle, however, it’s not always as simple to maintain motivation. Yet, in order to reach your side hustle goals motivation is a must.
The Key to Maintaining Motivation
In order to understand how we can maintain motivation it’s helpful to examine the reasons we lose it in the first place.
Setbacks: A setback, regardless of the size, can lead to a decrease in motivation, especially when the setback causes a loss in confidence. When your confidence takes a hit it’s easy to feel like success isn’t possible and not worth trying for. This can lead to decreased motivation and productivity. Even worse it can lead to you even giving up completely.
Lack of Concrete Goals: Motivation can be the fuel that gets you to the finish line, but you can’t get moving until you set a concrete and well defined goal. If you are plugging away at a vague goal or a broad idea of what you think you want, you’ll have a hard time focusing and run the risk of losing motivation.