Last week, I asked what your motivation is for making extra money each month. It could be paying off debt, saving for something special such as a vacation or a new boat, or it could be because you have no choice and are simply trying to make ends meet in this tough economy. Survival is a big motivator. I know since there was a time that I was working 3 jobs to help keep food on the table and a roof over our heads.
For me, it seemed easy to stay motivated if there was an end in sight such as graduating with a degree. You realize that there is a specific set of tasks to accomplish within a set time frame along with an order to the classes. However, when working on making extra income by building a business, there is no set outline. There are many different ways to accomplish the same end, so how do you know which path to take?
The title of this post is asking a question that I find difficult to answer at times, and this is one of those times. Maybe it is because I have been working a lot recently such as the week that I put in 75 hours in May. Or maybe it is because I feel like I am taking two steps forward and two (or even three) steps back. I have been working to pay off debt, yet the truck needs new tires.
So maybe I am asking you specifically how do you stay motivated so that you can share. For me, I am only capable of moving forward one step at a time currently. I will admit that having a few days away has been nice, but has caused me to question if I am working too hard with little to show for it. I am sure it is just a temporary phase and that I will step out of this funk. I have been here before, but it does get annoying.
So help me out. What do you do when you start to get that inevitable burned out feeling?
- Finding Motivation When Reducing Debt Gets Difficult (debtreliefarizona.org)