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Self motivation

  1. 1. WELCOME 1
  4. 4. In the grasslands, somewhere on the African continent, success can be defined in terms of life and death, Survival is a strong motivator. Here’s a short story …
  5. 5. • When the light comes in the Eastern sky and you sense that the sun will soon steal the comfort and security of the night, the gazelle starts to stir. He knows that if, during this day, he does not run faster than the fastest cheetah, he may be caught and then he will be killed. • Not far away, the cheetah stretches out this powerful muscles and thinks of the day ahead, He knows that if he does not run faster than the slowest gazelle, he will surely starve. • The moral of this story … When the light comes in the Eastern sky and you sense that the sun will soon steal the comfort and security of the night, the gazelle starts to stir. He knows that if, during this day, he does not run faster than the fastest cheetah, he may be caught and then he will be killed. Not far away, the cheetah stretches out this powerful muscles and thinks of the day ahead, He knows that if he does not run faster than the slowest gazelle, he will surely starve. The moral of this story …
  6. 6. • It doesn’t matter whether you are a gazelle or a cheetah … • …when the sun is up … • … you had better be running. • It doesn’t matter whether you are a gazelle or a cheetah … …when the sun is up … … you had better be running.
  7. 7. GAZELLE
  8. 8. CHEETAH
  9. 9. Motivation Defined • Influences that account for – initiation – direction – intensity – persistence of behavior • An inferred process within an animal or an individual that causes that organism to move towards a goal
  10. 10. Motivators • Intrinsic Motivators – A person’s internal desire to do something, due to such things as interest, challenge, and personal satisfaction. • Extrinsic Motivators – Motivation that comes from outside the person and includes such things as pay, bonuses, and other tangible rewards.
  11. 11. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs • Physiological – Includes hunger, thirst, shelter, sex, and other bodily needs • Safety – Includes security and protection from physical and emotional harm • Social – Includes affection, belongingness, acceptance, and friendship
  12. 12. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs • Esteem – Includes internal esteem factors such as self- respect, autonomy, and achievement; and external esteem factors such as status, recognition, and attention • Self-actualization – The drive to become what one is capable of becoming; includes growth, achieving one’s potential, and self-fulfillment
  13. 13. Motivation Is Two-Dimensional • Internal motivation is self-granted and comes when something is meaningful or gives sense of purpose • Examples: – Job contentment – Individual growth – Achievement
  14. 14. Motivation Is Two-Dimensional • External motivation is an action taken by another person • Usually involves an incentive or anticipation of a reward • Examples: – Money – Awards – Performance feedback
  15. 15. Motivation Is Two-Dimensional • Most people need both • Organizations should strive to balance internal and external motivation
  17. 17. Motivation Through Job Design • Job rotation allows employees to move through a variety of jobs, departments, or functions • Cross-training workers – Facilitates career advancement – Allows a hedge against absenteeism – Reduces boredom
  18. 18. Motivation Through Job Design • Job enlargement means expanding an employee’s duties or responsibilities • Motivation is often increased when workers are encouraged to take on new skills and responsibilities • Can fill strategic gaps by training in several facets of work
  19. 19. Motivation Through Job Design • Job enrichment is an attempt to make a job more desirable and satisfying • Two ways – assign more difficult tasks – grant more authority • Employees can find solutions to problems
  20. 20. Motivation Through Incentives • Incentives are used to – improve quality – reduce accidents – increase sales – improve attendance – speed up production • Organizations often use incentives to drive results
  21. 21. Motivation Through Incentives • Intrapreneurship rewards the development of new ideas • Encourage employees to pursue ideas at work • The company provides funds, space, and time • Cash bonuses or awards for ideas and development often given to employee
  22. 22. Motivation Through Learning Opportunities • Learning opportunities can be a strong motivational force • Education and training are critical to individual growth and opportunity • Learning can help secure the future • More powerful if perceived as leading to something that motivates individual
  23. 23. Motivation Through Empowerment • Empowerment means offering authority and responsibility to all ranks of an organization • Can give employees a sense of pride, self- expression, and ownership • Assumes employees want challenge and personal meaning from jobs • Requires long-term commitment from top management
  24. 24. Motivation Through Others’ Expectations • Relationship between a person’s level of motivation and the expectations of others • High expectations from others leads to high performance • Supervisors can communicate high and low expectations
  25. 25. • After 2nd world war, Amercian system of mgt was followed. As the people were not literate, they asked the people to come with their hands to work with the commands and controls in the hands of one. It lasted for 30 years. But, it could not sustain because of recession and unstability. • Then, emerged Japnese system of mgt, Kaizen i.e. the culture of “we consciousness” This was called Total Quality Mgt. It realized the creativity of every single mind and said”why just come with yr hands, bring yr creative minds as well”.So, they invited ideas, creativity, proposals and suggestions from people. As too many heads get together, the ideas start contradicting and clashing. Due to ego, the best mgt system can fail.
  26. 26. • Now, organizational world wants the hearts of the people i.e. the organization wants self motivated, committed and responsible people. Lakhs of rupees are being spent by HRD organizing trg programmes to motivate people, to enable them to commit themselves and to make them capable of taking up responsibilities. That is to bring their heart to the workplace. But after the training programme is over, very few people get motivated, committed and are able to take the responsibilities? Why? It is because motivation, commitment and responsibility can not be taught or brought about through trainings. • The consciousness of the people has to be changed through proper awareness
  27. 27. • Motivation can not be taught from outside and it is for this reason that it has been realized that nobody can motivate anybody else. The motivation has to come from within; it can not be taught. • In modern times, people have to be very knowledgeable or informative in order to enhance their level of discernment and their capability to take decisions. It is only then there is motivation to do and commitment to take up the responsibility.
  28. 28. Wheel of Self Motivation • Knowledge: It has to be digested to get strength i.e it should not be mere information but to be brought down to the level of understanding. We have to be very much selective and capable to filter that information. We need to be self empowered to take in the correct information. • Power: Knowledge is power. • Confidence: Will power gives us confidence. • Initiative: On the basis of confidence, we have the courage to take the initiative.
  29. 29. Wheel of Self Motivation • Change: When we take initiative to do something, we bring change. • Mastery: When we work on changes to be successful, we master it. • Satisfaction: When we master change, there is job satisfaction. And satisfaction is the most important factor for incentive and motivation.
  30. 30. • By this self motivaton cycle, it enriches us with valuable experience which adds to our understanding and enhances our knowledge which in turn gives us more power .This induces us to take up responsibility and commit ourselves.When people enjoy their activity, they spontaneously try to get more and more information. • In this creative age, we can not depend on the past experiences always. We have to create new experiences with changing times otherwise old experience may be killing us at times. Again, we should have maturity to think where to use the required experiences and in which way.
  31. 31. • You need some kind of motivational drive in anything you do. At work, you may need your colleague or boss to motivate you to accomplish your task. At home, you may need your family member to share some motivational thoughts to keep you energetic in your pursuit of your dreams. They can sit with you all day trying to keep you motivated. Again, all these will be meaningless when you yourself fail to acknowledge that you need more lasting drive to really keep your enthusiasm, that is, your self motivation. This is the quality that will separate you from the rest of the people.
  32. 32. Things to follow for self motivation 1. Stop worrying about making mistakes. Making mistakes is one way we can learn and improve in our life. The most important thing here is you realize that you have made mistakes and do not repeat the same mistakes again. You will learn the most from your mistakes than any other way. 2. Feel happy about your life. Happiness generates more positive energy within you. This energy is important to keep you more optimistic and enthusiastic about your life. Happy people are always motivated to accomplish something in their life.
  33. 33. Things to follow for self motivation 3.Get out of your comfort zone. You need to learn to get into unfamiliar surroundings to explore better opportunities. Do not just stick around with the same people, same known places, skills or work. Explore new things that will enhance your ability to achieve your goals and keep you stay motivated. 4. Think the unthinkable. Nothing will stop you from thinking of goals you want to achieve. You have to dream high in order to set high goals. Everything starts with a dream. Do not limit yourself in your goals and dreams.
  34. 34. Things to follow for self motivation 5. Read and listen to inspirational materials. You have to start spending time reading motivational books and listening to inspirational tapes. But, you must also implement what you learn from your reading and listening. New things you learn from these exercises will give you excitement and energy to work harder toward achieving your goals.
  35. 35. Things to follow for self motivation 6. Resolve problems instead of running away. Your ride to success destination will not be smooth all the time. You will face difficulties. Do not quit when you experience predicaments in your quest to achieve your dreams. Frustrations and setbacks naturally form as parts of your success venture. 7. Appreciate every moment of your life. Think of what your life really is as of now. Appreciate every moment you have currently. Thinking about the past or day dreaming about the future will not bring you anywhere. Appreciating your current conditions makes you feel much better and realize the need to move forward to achieve your goals.
  36. 36. Things to follow for self motivation 8. Finish what you start. Once you have started something, finish it. Never leave what you do halfway regardless of the end result. This will make you accustomed to finishing any task you initiate, which is important if you really want to achieve your goals in life. 9. Face challenges one at a time. Challenges are components in your success journey. Take up one challenge at a time. Do not try to accumulate and face them at one go. As the challenges accumulate, you will only feel less motivated to face them and finally unable to complete anything.
  37. 37. Things to follow for self motivation 10. Care less about what people say. You may hear a lot of bad things people say about you. Sometimes those bad comments may come from somebody close to you. As long as you fully know what you are doing to achieve your goals, you can let those comments fall into deaf ears. Thinking too much about what people say will only make you weaker and loose focus on your effort.
  38. 38. Things to follow for self motivation 11. Have a cause • I can’t think of a more powerful source of motivation than a cause you care about. Such cause can inspire you to give your best even in the face of difficulties. It can make you do the seemingly impossible things. • While other causes could inspire you temporarily, a cause that matters to you can inspire you indefinitely. It’s a spring of motivation that will never dry. Whenever you think that you run out of motivation, you can always come to your cause to get a fresh dose of motivation.
  39. 39. Things to follow for self motivation 12. Have a dream. A big dream Your cause is a powerful source of motivation but it’s still abstract in nature. You need to make it concrete in the form of a dream. Your dream must be big enough to inspire you. It must be realistic but challenging. It must stretch your ability beyond your comfort zone.
  40. 40. Things to follow for self motivation 13. you need to have hunger and not just desire. Having mere desire won’t take you through difficult times since you don’t want things badly enough. In many cases, hunger makes the difference between the best performers and the mediocre ones. • How can you have hunger? Your cause and your dream play a big role here. If you have a cause you care about and a big dream related to it, you should have the hunger inside of you. If you think that you are losing hunger, all you need to do is to connect again to your cause and dream. Let them inspire you and bring the hunger back.
  41. 41. Things to follow for self motivation 14. Run your own race The only competitor you have is yourself. The only one you need to beat is you. 15.Take one more step Just focus on taking one more step forward. Don’t think about how to complete the race. Don’t think about how many more obstacles are waiting for you. Just focus on taking the next step.
  42. 42. Things to follow for self motivation 16. Let go of the past Believe it or not, one of the best demotivators is your past. Your past can drag you down before you realize it. Your past can give you a heavy burden on your shoulders. Today is a new day and you have the chance to start again. No matter how bad your past might be, you still have a bright future ahead waiting for you. Just don’t let the burden of the past stop you.
  43. 43. Things to follow for self motivation 17. Don’t look for perfection. Many a perfectionist gives up on a task before he’s even begun, because he’s afraid of not being able to do a perfect job. This can lead to procrastination. A good writer, for instance, accepts the fact that he will probably write several drafts before he perfects a piece of writing and he enjoys it as part of the writing process.
  44. 44. Things to follow for self motivation 18.Use self-affirmation techniques. Self-affirmation, also known as auto- suggestion, is a technique for creating positive changes. It’s based on the belief that if you tell yourself something long enough, you’ll eventually believe it. Self- affirmations can help you create a new reality, attract the things you want, relax you, and make you healthier.
  45. 45. Things to follow for self motivation 19. Build an immunity to cynicism – Cynicism is a destructive thinking pattern – Maintain an open mind – Avoid blaming management for every real or perceived problem – Take time to learn why changes are being made and try to separate fact from fiction. – Remember that bad news gets more attention than good news
  46. 46. Things to follow for self motivation 20. Take action – Take responsibility for the situation you are in and take action to improve it – Easier to blame others, but you have power to do something that others won’t or can’t.
  47. 47. Things to follow for self motivation ✴ When you keep saying something to yourself, you declare it to your brain and the universe. Your brain thinks it’s real and the universe works to manifest it. This is a tried and tested NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) technique. ✴ One popular, effective affirmation is “Everyday in every way I’m getting better and better.” This affirmation has even helped people heal from physical ailments. Note how it’s positive (focuses on what you do want rather than what you don’t want), personal (uses the word “I”), and in the present tense.
  48. 48. • Self motivators are contagious and bring other employees aboard to believe in themselves so that they can excel and build their confidence levels. • Self motivators can create an atmosphere where either you join on and become productive or stay with the nonproductive employees that are on a path to nowhere.
  49. 49. • Self motivators help to build an enthusiastic atmosphere where all employees can jump aboard and find success in their work environment. • The self motivators personal commitment to excellence can be the inspiration that other employees need to get motivated and strengthen their own work commitment to the organization.
  50. 50. • Self motivators are the individuals that push themselves to excel and accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. Often they will go beyond the expected goals and excel even further. • Self motivators are the real leaders in any organization and are key to successful organizations.
  51. 51. • Self motivators can improve other employees perceptions and make them see that they can make a difference and what they do is important. • Self motivators can help other employees to find their own direction and learn to align their goals with that of the organization they are working for.
  52. 52. • Self-motivation is an important quality to have in the workplace, as if you are able to motivate yourself, you don’t need someone constantly standing behind you with a whip in one hand to make sure you do all that is asked of you. • Being self-motivated means that you know exactly what needs to be done and will do it without having to be asked twice. You may even go beyond what is asked for you because you enjoy your job so much or because you want to achieve success in your career. Whatever your reasons for going the extra mile, self-motivation can definitely help you achieve the things you set out to.
  53. 53. • No employer wants to hire somebody who requires constant supervision because he or she is too lazy to just get on with the job. • It helps to be able to think on your feet in any job and to deal with all kinds of situations as they arise, rather than having to continually ask the manager for help.
  54. 54. • Self-motivation means you just get on with the job, without spending hours questioning what exactly it is you’re supposed to be doing. You find out what needs to be done and simply start doing it and keep doing it until you have finished the task. • Once your manager realises you can be left to your own devices you don’t have to worry about being watched all the time, which gives you some flexibility.
  55. 55. Its all about the people "The success of your organization doesn't depend on your understanding of economics, or organizational development, or marketing. It depends, quite simply, on your understanding of human psychology: how each individual employee connects with your company and how each individual employee connects with your customers."
  56. 56. Total Person Insight • People who feel in control of life can  withstand an enormous amount of change  and thrive on it. People who feel helpless  can hardly cope at all. • Joan Borysenko • Author, Minding the body, Mending the  Mind
  57. 57. Do something small, right now
  58. 58. Do a Full Body Workout in Less Tha
  59. 59. Substitute healthy activities for sedentary, unproductive ones
  60. 60. Overcome Procrastination Using Se
  61. 61. Get halfway there
  62. 62. Set a goal for yourself
  63. 63. Hypnotize Yourself Using the Best M
  64. 64. Trade weight for cash
  65. 65. Get back on the horse
  66. 66. THANK YOU
  67. 67. Thanks