Motivation is a really big deal.
If you can understand yourself and what motivates you then you can make choices that enable you to live with more energy, enthusiasm and happiness, as well as generally getting better results in whatever you put your hand to.
If you can understand others’ motivation, then you can help them do the same and that’s powerful.
One way to experience high levels of motivation is to be consciously connected to the value of what we’re doing.
This is important because…
If you can’t complete that statement above in a meaningful way for what you are currently doing – both from a ‘big picture’ perspective and in the nitty-gritty of your current tasks – you are most likely feeling demotivated.
This leads to two options – either there isn’t a good reason for doing it and you should stop. Or, and this is really common, there are mulitple good reasons for doing it and they’ve just been forgotten or drifted out of mind.
Here you should definitely stop and revisit the purpose that was there in the beginning.
Blank piece of paper. Big heading, “This is important because….”
It will make a world of difference.