What makes you want to do something? What drives you to achieve your goals? The concept of motivation, what drives people to act and make changes has fascinated me for years.
According to Wikipedia, Motivation is defined as “the activation or energization of goal-oriented behavior. Motivation is said to be intrinsic or extrinsic.” Which means that the drive can be generated from within, or it can come from external stimuli, depending on the personality type and/or the individual situation.
Setting and achieving goals is directly related to your level of motivation. First, you have to be motivated to go through the goal setting process. Second, you have to be (and remain) motivated to stick with the process and see it through. An old friend of mine used to call this the “Effort to Pleasure Ratio.” If the ratio is too high, you are probably less than likely to take any initiative in that direction. But when the ratio is very low, the effort is likely a no-brainer, and you take it on without much consideration.
Do yourself a favor: honestly assess what it is that you are “in the game” for. Take the time to honestly articulate your ultimate carrot – is it money? recognition? helping others? – and you will drastically reduce the amount of time and effort that will be required to achieve genuine satisfaction and greatness.
I’d love to be involved with your success. I am genuinely motivated by helping others achieve their goals. If you are interested, and would like to discuss, please contact me to set up a no-obligation FREE conversation about how you can achieve your highest goals. Leave a comment and we’ll go from there.