Cause #3: Lack of Vision
you feel like you’re making progress, and you
regularly take breaks to let your batteries recharge,
but you still feel a general malaise and a lack of
motivation. What’s up with that?
answer may lie in your end goal. You may think, “I
know why I’m working twelve-hour days: I want
to get my business off the ground.” And to that,
I respond: “Yeah, but…”
but… why do you want to start your own business?
but… how will you know when you’ve reached
but… what after your business is launched.
of a group of metal workers in a mid-Twentieth-century
first group knows that each day they’re working
to build airplanes and ships to liberate occupied
Western Europe. They go to work knowing their labour,
sweat and lifeblood are being put to use for a greater
there’s a second group of metal workers…
have no idea what their daily effort is going towards.
They show up, put in their ten hours, and clock out
without any understanding of how their work will be
we’ve got a third group. Unfortunately, these
workers are greeted at the gates every morning with
a large flag flying overhead – and the red,
white, and black flag has a large swastika emblazoned
in the middle. As they work, they are blasted with
Nazi propaganda, being constantly reminded that the
products of their labours are going to protect the
world from the scourge of Jews, gypsies, and other
“undesirables.” Whether or not the workers
share this perspective, they are forced to salute
the Nazi flag and claim allegiance. Those who don’t
are punished and might even lose their jobs (or lives).
group of workers do you think feels most motivated
during the day?
you haven’t figured it out yet, having a goal
isn’t enough. Sometimes your goal is fantastic,
perfect – the perfect combination of motivation
and inspiration. But if you’re not feeling the
love, there’s a good chance your lack of motivation
comes from a lack of vision.
it this way: Having a goal that is misdirected, unclear,
or not motivating enough can be worse than having
no goal at all.
if you’re not waking up psyched for the day
ahead, lack of vision could be the issue.
goodness, there’s an easy way to rectify this
issue, which we’ll discuss this thoroughly in
the next section.