08-07-2012, 01:27 PM #1
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How to Skyrocket Your Motivation by Discovering your Needs
Iíve mentioned in most of my previous threads that motivation is the fuel you need to get you going in the right direction. Self-discipline can get you moved, but not always in the right direction.
See, when you force yourself to do your work (with the help of your self-discipline), you are not necessarily effective, in most cases you are not.
For example, letís take 2 cases:
1- You forced yourself to go to gym and spend a full hour there.
2- You are motivated to grow your muscles and look sexier, so you went to gym.
In which case youíll work harder, smarter, and more effective? Definitely the latter.
Now , I will explain to you a trick that Iíve discovered which can help you boost your motivation, so you can work harder, better and more effective.
Before, let me tell you a personal story:
Like 3 years ago, when I was still in high-school, I was one of the laziest students in my class. Why? Simply because I thought I wasnít going to attend college (though I do now), so I had no motivation to get high exams.
One day, we received our math exam marks, and everyone in my class was talking about the exam during the break. When I tried to fit in with the conversion, they kinda ignored me (because of my low mark), so I felt I was underestimated.
Therefore, I felt a shortage in my social needs which I needed to fill. What did I do? I signed up for doing the exam again, and this time I studied like Iíve never studied before. I was amazed on how much Iíve studied, and now I know why.
It was because of the motivational source, the need that I wanted to fulfill.
If you are wondering about the result, I got a full mark