Motivate the Tired People
“If I weren’t laughing, I’d be crying”.
I once worked with a man who had no interest at all in his job. Yet he would mull around all day and talk about retirement. I often thought how miserable he was and what his quality of life would be once he left his daily structured job. Would he sleep all day? Would he complain to the neighbors about other neighbors?
Perhaps these types of individuals are not really miserable. Perhaps they are reaching out for a life line. Maybe they do not know how to get inspired or motivated each day. I would like to think that each of us has innate qualities that are for the good. But maybe some of us just do not know how to channel that energy.
There are many techniques that can help us get through the day. The most important, I believe, is to stay focused. Too many people are always looking for ways to get out of work by blaming others or making excuses. “Why should I do it when Joe is doing half the work that I am?” The answer to that question is that we are not talking about Joe right now, we are talking about you.
There are many motivators in the workplace. Some are money, reward, recognition and even discipline. The bottom line is that the person has to be willing to step up to the daily challenge. There are many days that each of us do not feel like getting up and going to the grind mill. There are also those of us who have to work in unpleasant conditions or for unruly bosses. This makes me think about the old line, “If I weren’t laughing, I’d be crying”.
Stick it out and just take one day at a time. Be a leader and an inspiration for your co-workers and especially subordinates. Remember, you are in charge of your daily situation and well being.