Are you achieving your Goals?
Understanding that dynamic people require direction is a powerful tool when managing yourself.
Often, we use the description of “self-starter” or “self-motivated” and link it to the energy an individual brings to a job.
Sadly, this trait is not a guarantee that they will achieve what they want in life! But it is a positive value we bring to our life.
How? By pushing ourselves to get things done. The constant desire to achieve tasks can appear to be industrious. However, like the bee flying at a window, all that effort can be energy wasted.
So the real issue is how much of the dynamic energy we bring to a task, job or problem is wasted?
The principal lesson we learn from the Bee is to understand the environment. Identify how and where to achieve the goal. Could be the right target but the wrong place.
Wanting to do something, and understanding how to achieve it, also motivating yourself to do it, are completely different things. The Bee sees the objective but requires another’s intervention to achieve.
What is the difference between those who never reach their goals, year after year, and those who achieve one goal after another? Often, it’s their management of energy, being dynamic when the environment permits and reducing frantic activity when less is required.
Well an article in the Mindtools Newsletter from a good few years ago introduced me to a Self-motivation tool, this is the force that keeps pushing us to go on – it’s our internal drive to achieve, produce, develop, and keep moving forward. When you think you’re ready to quit something, or you just don’t know how to start, your self-motivation is what pushes you to go on
With self-motivation, you’ll learn and grow – regardless of the specific situation. That’s why it’s such a fundamental tool for reaching your goals, achieving your dreams, and succeeding, in this journey we call life. Refer to the support from Businessball.com these articles and challenges have helped me over the years. I established why although a self starter and dynamic person I still require organisation, structure and direction. Wasting precious resources doesn’t prevent you from achieving your goals it just delays the progress!
Self-motivation doesn’t come naturally to everyone. And even those who are highly self-motivated need some extra help now and then.
Build your self-motivation by practising goal-setting skills, and combining those with positive thinking, the creation of powerful visions of success, and the building of high levels of self-efficacy and self-confidence.
Your attitude and beliefs about your likelihood of success can predict whether or not you succeed. Set goals, and work hard to achieve them. Examine ways to improve your self-motivation, and regularly reassess your motivation levels. If you actively keep your internal motivation high, you can significantly increase the likelihood of achieving your hopes, dreams, and visions of the future.
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