Thursday, July 13, 2006

Considerations for How to Improve the Motivation of Ourselves and Others

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Considerations for How to Improve the Motivation of Ourselves and Others

Date: July 13, 2006 Volume 1, Number 3

In This Issue:

Considerations for How to Improve the Motivation of Ourselves and Others

  • Motivation of an Individual
  • Motivation Comes From
  • Maintaining Motivation

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Motivation of an Individual

What motivates someone is unique to the given individual. Many times we make an assumption about what motivates a person. Look at what you're assuming motivates a person. Is it based on facts you obtained or possibly a flawed assumption? Seek to answer this by asking the individual specific, pointed questions. Then, your subsequent behaviors can be rooted in factual information, not presumption.


Motivation Derived From

What is one's meaning and passion behind their tasks, projects, or responsibilities? If you are continually working in a situation that undermines your meaning and passion, what happens to your motivation? Consider what you can do to foster your meaning and passion and those of another individual, even though theirs may be different then your own.

Maintaining Motivation

How do we maintain our motivation on a regular basis, when times are challenging, or when productivity is low and the rewards just don't seem to be coming in? Remind yourself during your daily activities how they are connected to your desired future. How do the activities relate to what you're striving for, how you see yourself, and what you want?

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