How to become excited about your job when you don’t feel motivated at all

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Not too long ago, I was caught-up in a spinning wheel. I would go through the motions every day at work—the emails, the small chats in the hallways, the back-to-back meetings, the one-on-ones with my manager strategizing about my career. And I would feel completely unmoved.

At first, it didn’t feel out of sync. After all, most people I know are not fond of their jobs. Studies consistently confirm it as well. Employee dis-engagement is around 70% in the U.S., according to the latest State of the American Workplace report by Gallup. So, I’m about average, I figure.

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30 Things About Confidence Worth Saying

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By Evelyn Marinoff

There is a lot of commotion these days about confidence. We have to be self-assured, we are told, otherwise we may as well forget about success and reaching our goals. Insecurity is a shameful disease in our 21st century—a weakness and a character flaw, which prevents us from becoming our true selves.

Self-esteem has been extensively studied by many of the great minds of psychology, because of its believed connection to many of the things we deem of importance in our lives—as mental health, physical wellbeing, fulfilment, happiness, self-acceptance.

That is, wise men tell us—having positive self-evaluations is a highly influential force to many of our outcomes and has far-reaching consequences.

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Here are my thoughts on: How to stop feeling inferior to others? #confidence

Admittedly, the feeling of being of “lower quality” than others can be rather daunting and frustrating.

To be able to successfully address them, we can start by understanding the concept itself — or what’s referred to in psychology as the “inferiority complex (IC).”

It’s a term that originated by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Alder —the most prominent psychologists of all time–who describe it as “a lack of self-worth, a doubt and uncertainty, and feelings of not measuring up to society’s standards.”

It’s often sub-conscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extreme asocial behavior

In modern literature, the preferred terminology is “lack of covert self-esteem.” That is, if someone has low self-confidence, chances are, they will also suffer from an inferiority complex or vice versa.

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Confidence Tip of the Day

Confidence is…knowing that there is always another chance to face the world tomorrow. That it’s never too late to make amends and start anew.

Be kind to yourself but don’t give up trying and moving forward.