What motivates you?
What gets you out of bed in the morning
and keeps you up at night?
“All human behavior seeks pleasure and avoids pain.”
– Anthony Robbins
Do you think you’re the only one who feels like you? Well, get ready to be amazed because we are going to dive deeply into the psychology of motivation to help you Master the Art of Motivation for both yourself and those around you.
I once heard that motivation was the Most Powerful and Least Expensive cosmetic on the market. It’s your motivation that attracts the people and resources you need to achieve your goal. Most people want to be around someone who is up to something, who is excited, who is driven to accomplish something important.
What motivates ALL Human Behavior?
Actually, we act for one of two reasons, either to avoid pain and or to gain pleasure.
Sex, love, recognition, power, reward, security, comfort, money, leisure, prestige, time off, expensive toys, nurturing relationships and anything that will keep them in their Comfort Zone.
What PAIN do humans avoid?
Failure, boring and repetitive work, do-overs, embarrassment, mistakes, frustration, setbacks, waiting on others, wasting their time, indecision, bad behavior, conflict, struggle, uncertainty, anything that could cause physical or mental discomfort, embarrassment, fear, loss, or that could take them out of their Comfort Zone.
What’s the difference between INSPIRATION and MOTIVATION?
Inspiration is the IGNITER and Motivation is the DRIVER!
Inspiration is what gets you started and can be anything that moves you to act. It could be any stimuli around your environment, a memory, a happening, or anything that would move you to act!
Being on the brink of failure could be a motivator. Motivation keeps you going. Motivation is what gets you there to show what you have.
Inspiration is the first step and motivation is the second. You may have the motivation, but if you don’t know WHY you’re doing something – you’ll eventually lose your motivation. You may have the inspiration, but if you don’t have enough motivation to keep going – you’ll eventually quit.
Inspiration: Inspiration is the power to stimulate the intellect or emotions through an external source like,
- Feeling: Something you emotionally experienced (war, cancer, bankruptcy, divorce, or an accident)
- Sight: Something you saw or read (child, animal, movie, picture, TV, device, book, article, or letter)
- Hearing: Something someone said (speech or kind word) or by music (song, hymn, or marching band)
- Smell: Something you smell that reminds you of something good or bad. Could also be aroma therapy.
Motivation: Motivation is the driving force that keeps you going and comes from both intrinsic (within) and extrinsic (external) sources. It provides the will to do what’s necessary and aligns and elevates individual drives into team goals. Motivation requires that you understand the needs and desires of others.
The SECRET to your success is to have a deep and profound dose of inspiration with a double dose of motivation. Your thoughts, words, and deeds can both inspire and motivate you and others.
Effective Leaders inspire and motivate their members by providing a clear vision or direction of what’s possible, and motivate their members by believing (expectations), encouraging, recognizing, and supporting them to reach their goals.
To be continued: You can learn more about this critical core competency of effectiveness, and how it can help enhance your career, by add this volume from The Effectiveness Guide to your professional library, today!
YOUR GUIDE TO BETTER MOTIVATION
Chapter 1: Basics of Motivating
Chapter 2: Positive and Negative Motivators
Chapter 3: Creating Mission and Vision Statements
Chapter 4: Building Effective Teams
Chapter 5: Coaching for Peak Performance
Chapter 6: Setting Standards & Measuring Performance
Chapter 7: Measuring Potential
Chapter 8: Keeping the Peace
Chapter 10: Before Punishing Anyone
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CHAPTER 6: BY BECOMING A BETTER PROBLEM SOLVER
CHAPTER 7: BY ENHANCING YOUR AWARENESS
CHAPTER 8: BY BECOMING A BETTER TRAINER
CHAPTER 9: BY ENHANCING YOUR ABILITY TO MOTIVATE
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