What comes first? The chicken or the egg? Motivation or action?
The answer surprisingly is Action.
First, we have to prime the pump and the way is through action.
People who tend to procrastinate confuse motivation and action.
Motivation - to each their own
Why do we work? Is it just for money or is money merely a short-term issue?
Is it interesting and exciting work that offers a challenge and the opportunity for personal growth?
Others may feel the need for affiliation or to contribute to society!
Always remember: The buck starts - and stops - with you
Also critical for motivation is the image or snapshot you have of yourself.
This is based on your inner belief in yourself as well as your attitude and views of your strengths and weaknesses.
Key Points of Motivation
We must define success for ourselves.
Be aware of our own strengths and weaknesses.
Know that personal solutions lie within you.
To sustain motivation, do better than in the past.
Motivation often comes from a challenge.
It is necessary at times to make a positive out of a negative.
Essential Motivational Step - 1
Pick yourself up first
If your down you will never pick up the organization or others
Essential Motivational Step - 2
Identify the demotivating factors
The first step in fixing a problem is identifying it!
Know the factors in your business that are keeping you and others unmotivated
Essential Motivational Step - 3
Take responsibility for your self and life
“The price of greatness is responsibility” -- Winston Churchill
Essential Motivational Step - 4
Be honest about the situation. Take the first step
When you’re down and out, lift up your head and shout, “I’m down and out.” Then, you will be free to move on.
Essential Motivational Step - 5
Develop a plan
Write down the improvement plan, communicate it and DO IT .
Essential Motivational Step - 6
Enlist the support of your influencers
You should know who these people are in your area, team, department, and organization.
Essential Motivational Step - 7
Convey confidence to others
Self confidence carries a conviction with it. Always smile, and be positive
Essential Motivational Step - 8
Provide the resources
Information, Goals, Training, Tools, Materials, Facilities, Time, Energy, etc…..
Essential Motivational Step - 9
Offer hope. To feel enthusiastic about projects, connect tasks to meaningful purposes for doing them.
“The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive – the hope that we can finally find our way through to a better world – despite the day’s actions, despite our own inertness and shallowness and wavering resolve.” --John W. Gardner
An organization must ensure that its employees have power and focus to capitalise on opportunities that will help them to survive and thrive in today’s business.
By unlocking knowledge that exists within and beyond the organization and empowering employees with tools that enable them to make good business decisions quickly, enterprise businesses can succeed in the digital age and beyond.