Why is It is easy to motivate your staff or you but difficult to maintain motivation over the long term?
Think about the annual ritual of making New Year’s resolutions. I bet if you reviewed membership lists of any health club, you would find a huge uptick in new memberships in January. By the time April passes, 75% of those accounts are effectively dormant.
Now reflect on the last major initiative your company launched. It was probably a grand affair with senior management and other key managers making speeches. You probably received numerous swag items such as coffee mugs, t-Shirts, and or baseball caps along with a catered lunch. Much was expected and in the first 3 to 4 months you see a dizzying array of edicts, process revisions, and other organizational changes.
What usually happens in six months?
I bet those coffee mugs make great penholders.
I always felt that implementing small, easily attainable goals to the office culture or your personal life are the way to maintain momentum. Many small accomplishments are great building blocks to larger goals, both personal and professional.
Many molehills can make an awesome mountain!