Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Motivated Are You: Understanding The Science Of #Motivation

Motivation. A word that has varied interpretation with so many different people. In reality, either your cup runneth over or there's a lack there of. Regardless of how full or empty your cup is, motivation equates to work. The kind of work that takes time, energy, planning and perseverance [the kind most people hate].

So what really motivates you to reach your goals? In most cases, there's a cash payout at the end of a task [or a series of tasks] but is that truly why we do what we do?

Often, the true genesis of our motivation is not what you think. Recently, I've been wanting to start running again to achieve a certain goal. I downloaded apps, looked left and right for running partners but came up short in the end. Eventually, I had to "walk the plank" [figuratively] and it was one of the most uplifting experiences to eventually muster the motivation and start a new goal.

Understanding why we do what we do and what motivates us is extremely important in helping you find the true meaning of motivation [and what it means to you].

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