I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, it’s important to be and stay inspired. Sometimes staying inspired can be tough. You’ve gotten yourself neck deep into the project and, suddenly, there you are…the motivation wholly gone.
What do you do?
If you’re like most people, the lure of a new project might already be teasing you. It would be so easy to quit and go on to do something else. Getting motivated seems impossible. So what do you do? The problem is, we’ve gotten so used to instant gratification that larger projects or tasks lose their impetus quickly, unless you can stay motivated once the newness wears off. So how do you do just that?
How to stay inspired to accomplish a goal after the newness has worn off:
1. Remind yourself who’s the boss.
Hey, remember back when you started this project? Yes, that was you that began it. Even if you’re feeling powerless right now, the truth of the matter is, you are the one who stepped into this, and it’s still your decision about what to do next. That means that whether you decide to quit, change direction, or keep moving forward, it’s up to you to make the decision. That rewrites the script to put yourself back in charge.
2. Take a look back.
Sometimes we get so caught up in starting at where we were right now that we’re failing to see the progress we’ve already made. Taking the time to recall the steps along the way that you’ve already accomplished goes a long way toward improving your mood, especially when you see how far you’ve already come. Also remind yourself of other projects you’ve finished. You’ve done great things before and you can do them again, even if you haven’t done something similar in the past. Chances are, you’ve taken on some project that had multiple steps to achieve a goal. Looking at those kinds of accomplishments reminds you that you’ve accomplished big things before.
3. Remember why you’re doing this.
The problem with staring a project in the face for too long is that you get so hyper focused on the task at hand that you’ve forgotten why you’re there. Why did you choose this project? Ask yourself what goal you were trying to reach. Remember the dream, then remind yourself of this often. By taking a step back and looking at the big picture, you’ll be able to re-capture the initial excitement that led you to take on the project in the first place. A project doesn’t have to lose its excitement just because the newness has worn off.
By following these three steps, you can easily stay inspired as you go. Thereby not only keeping up your energy but your momentum as well.
I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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