Saturday, May 7, 2011

Be Motivated Be Ahead

Be motivated

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~ Jim Ryun

Motivation is the driving force behind all your successes. It is the thing that keeps the fire inside you burning. What are the things that motivate you?  I can think of the following:

1.     Reward: Employees are, by and large, motivates by higher pay. It is for this reason companies like Microsoft and Google are paying more to keep and retain talented people in their companies. Money gives you security. It buys the things that you need and get you happiness up to a certain extend. So, you work smart and hard to get promoted and get more take-home pay.

2.     Achievements: Apart from money. The ability to accept challenges and get things done is a big motivating factor and a very satisfying one.  You are motivated by what you are capable of  doing to boost your confidence and go on to  achieve more.

3.     Appreciation: Do people recognize and appreciate your performance?  It is the acceptance by others that motivates you to strive harder. The most important thing is to be trusted. It means you are valued for your contributions.

4.     Self acceptance: Self-acceptance like self-esteem, is feeling good about yourself with all your strengths and shortcomings. When you accept yourself and happy with yourself as what you are, you are motivated to make changes for yourself for the better. 

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. ~ Sandra Bierig

You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed  if you don't believe in yourself. ~ William J. H. Boetcker

5.      Hope: Hope is to expect good things to happen. It is about optimistic about the future. The greatest motivation to carry on living for you and me is just hope.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

Once you choose hope, anything's possible ~  Christopher Reeve

6.     Attitude: Attitude is a great motivating factor. When you think you can do it you are right. When you think you can’t do it, you are also right. When you think positive, the future is bright and full of opportunities.  You also react to events in a positive light.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ~ Raymond Chandler

7.     Passion: When you are excited and enthusiastic about what you do, you are naturally motivated. Find something you are interested in and be passionate about it and be motivated.  

We talk on principal, but act on motivation. ~   Walter Savage Landor

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