Let’s get REALLY real here for a minute… Sometimes, it’s just hard to feel motivated.
Maybe you have things going on in your life that are distracting you, exhausting you, or weighing you down. Maybe you’re stressed and feeling down after a hard day. Maybe you’re just worn out from riding the roller coaster of emotions that many of us are on, especially in 2020.
There are a million reasons you might be feeling unmotivated, but the fact of the matter is, sometimes it’s just hard to get things done.
When that feeling strikes, you might catch yourself doing anything and everything – on purpose or inadvertently – to distract yourself from work at your nonprofit. Endlessly scrolling through social media, searching for new recipes for cheesy casseroles and chocolatey desserts on Pinterest, reading the news, online shopping. I know – I’ve been there.
There’s a big downfall with all that self-soothing distraction though – at the end of the day, it doesn’t make you feel any better. In fact, it might even make you feel worse because you’ve wasted an entire day being unproductive – and that’s not who you are.
What’s a nonprofit leader to do? Sometimes you just can’t muster the energy. Sometimes things just seem too hard.
Next time you feel unmotivated, remember this timeless quote:
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Here are three things you can do to keep your nonprofit moving forward, even if you feel unmotivated:
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Remember, it’s not how fast you run the race – what matters is that you keep going. If you’re feeling out of energy and unmotivated today, don’t give up. Try one of these three things to help you take one tiny step forward today and chances are – you’ll feel better.
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