What Motivates People?

 

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

1. Significant contributions. People must see value in what they are doing.

You have to know why! You must have a deep reason to make value of what you are doing. In a team work, a certain task is assign to you and your team is depending on each other. You can be part of the winning team and to become champion or the most valuable player of the game.

2. Goal participation. Goal participation builds team spirit, enhances morale and helps everyone feel important.

Goals can build up your motivation. Some goals cannot be done alone and it will be easier with the help and participation of others.

3. Positive dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction is one-word definition for motivation. Dissatisfied people are highly motivated people for they see the need for immediate change. They know something is wrong and often know what needs to be done. Dissatisfaction can inspire change or it can lead to a critical spirit.

When you can turn the negative to positive. It is how you wanted to make changes that will motivate you. It’s like you want to do something different and feel great.

4. Recognition. People want to be noticed. Personal accomplishment is motivating, but it is much more so when someone notices the accomplishment and gives worth to it.

When your labor and effort are recognized! It can motivate you to do far better for the next time. It’s a feeling that “when you can do it once, then you can do it again.” But can be more motivated for the next time.

5. Clear expectations. People are motivated when they know exactly what they are to do and have the confidence that they can do it successfully. Growth is motivating so encourage people to stretch.

What you know can easily motivate you. Your clear expectation will add to the rate of your success. You can lead others and share the things you know about. You can motivate yourself and others too.

Sometimes people are motivated by change. People changes not because they see the light but because they feel the heat. This is too idiomatic but literally you move out your hand when you to touch the fire. Knowing something isn’t enough you must experience and learn from it.

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