We all struggle with keeping ourselves on track, even when we’re doing something we love. It’s just part of having a job and working most days of our lives – we wind up wanting to do other things, even if we do love the job. So how can we possibly stay on track when we’re doing things we don’t love? The answer is simple: find a way. That may seem like a bit of a cop out, but in reality, it can be that simple. Check out the two tips below to see what we mean.

Don’t Allow Yourself to Get Sidetracked

J.K. Rowling was rejected by dozens of publishers before someone finally picked up her Harry Potter series. She took every rejection letter and turned it into more passion and motivation to get her book published. She even had a publisher suggest that she get a day job and set aside writing completely. But she didn’t let any of these words affect her. Instead, she used them as fuel. She didn’t allow herself to get distracted by people who didn’t like her work. You can do the same on a smaller scale. Don’t allow yourself to get sidetracked from your goal. Give yourself a schedule (that includes breaks) and work until you are finished with your schedule.

Getting Things Done Method

GTD is one of the more famous techniques that help people with staying organized and motivated. GTD is said to help focus your energy in the direction you wish to focus it. When a project comes along that’s in your realm of focus, you can tackle it and get it done immediately. This is Tom Cruise’s favorite method of productivity. If you want to learn more, visit David Allen’s website – you can even test drive the program for a week for free.