Sunday, May 20, 2007

Three Elements of Motivation

Motivation starts with the desire to be free, to be free from dependency on others, freedom to live the lifestyle we dream of, freedom to explore our ideas. Total freedom is not possible or desirable, but the struggle to achieve that ideal is the basis for motivation.

Motivation is built on three basic elements:

1. Motivation starts with a need, vision, dream or desire to achieve the seemingly impossible. Creativity is associated with ideas, projects and goals, which can be considered a path to freedom.

2. Develop a love-to-learn, become involved with risky ventures and continually seek new opportunities. Success is based on learning what works and does not work.

3. Developing the ability to overcome barriers and to bounce back from discouragement or failure. Achievers learn to tolerate the agony of failure. In any worthwhile endeavor, barriers and failure will be there. Bouncing back requires creative thinking as it is a learning process. In addition, bouncing back requires starting again at square one.

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1 comment:

Nspire said...

The three key elements of motivation are:
1. INSPIRATION : Take an honest look at your inspiration level. Are you excited about going to work or is it an obligation?
2. SETTING GOALS : f you do not set goals, you would have no definite purpose on which path you have to proceed.
3. NETWORKING : Another key factor in getting and staying motivated is networking with other small business owners because no one person knows all the knowledge.