Goal Strategies for Insurance Adjusters That Ignite Internal Motivation
In the complex and complicated work of insurance claims adjusting, your work can sometimes fly under the radar or feel unrecognized by peers or employers.
Sometimes this lack of recognition can lead you to grow apathetic. Even if you know your work is valuable and important, how do you avoid burnout and stay motivated when external recognition is lacking? How can you set goals as an insurance adjuster that will keep the fire of internal motivation lit?
There are a few goal strategies you can employ that might help.
Set smaller goals.
One way to stay motivated is to set smaller goals that add up to a larger goal or complete a bigger picture. Smaller goals can be set more often and are easier to achieve more quickly, which allows for a greater sense of accomplishment. Checking off accomplished goals more frequently feels satisfying and keeps you motivated. It’s important to keep in mind that setting smaller goals doesn’t mean setting goals that don’t challenge you. Goals can be achievable but challenging enough to keep you engaged.
Set goals for things you can control.
In the work of insurance claims adjusters, there are many variables. Often there are things you cannot control. If your focus is on those things, your work will feel more stressful and overwhelming. On the other hand, if you create goals that focus on the things you can control, that are not contingent on outside variables, you will feel empowered and encouraged.
Define what goal achievement looks like.
In the demanding field of insurance claim adjusting, without a proper incentive, you can grow unmotivated. If your employer has not already set goals for you, it is important to look at what milestones you can set in place for yourself or ask your employer for some milestone goals. Once those milestones are set, either by yourself or your employer, ask yourself how you might benefit when you reach that goal. This will keep you motivated to put in the effort.
If you feel you are approaching burnout, it’s important to talk to your management and reach out for a little help. You might take a little time off to recharge and come back refreshed with a new perspective and motivation. If the complexity and demands of your work as an insurance adjuster have left you uninspired. Employ the above goal strategies to light that fire again.