Did you know that setting a goal and time limit for yourself will help you work harder? Allow me to explain.
I was working at a factory one day. Doing the same repetitive thing I would do almost every day. We were making lint screens for dryers. I was so good at running this press that I could practically do it in my sleep. Simply because I’ve done it so much
Which in turn made me quite bored. I can’t stand doing the same thing over and over all day, everyday. It really gets on me after awhile.
Anyways, I was pretty unmotivated as you can guess. On average we run about 60 to 70 shots an hour on this machine. We were running about 50, simply because I wasn’t motivated to run the press as fast as I should be.
Now we run these lint screens on the press and then assemble the handles on them (the part you grab to pull the screen out of your dryer when you clean it). We would usually do a certain amount of a particular handle then switch to putting a different kind of handle on. We usually would do 2 or 3 different handles over the course of the shift.
Well we were getting close to the end of the shift and we were getting close to being done with certain handle. So we decided to try and finish those handles before the night was over.
Now all this may not be entirely clear but the point is this: When we decided to try and finish off those handles, I sped up. I became motivated!
Now I wasn’t doing anything different. I was still running the press, making screens and putting the handles on. But now I had something to strive for. And we ran the machine like a bat out of hell.
There have been plenty of other times when I have done this very same thing. I didn’t feel like working that hard until I made a goal for myself within a certain time limit.
So here’s a tip. If your having troubles keeping motivated, make a goal for yourself. A short term goal that has to do with whatever you are working on.
Concentrate on just getting to that goal for the night. Set yourself a time limit and get to it! Between having something to strive for and having certain amount time to do it in, it should get you nice and motivated. You will probably meet your goal, if not surpass it.
Try it, you may be surprised at the motivation you get.
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