What motivates you?
A restful day soaking up sunshine?
Playing with a group of friends?
Learning new information from the latest best-selling book?
Teaching others lessons that have helped you?
Humans are born with different personalities motivated by varied activities.
Some are energized by action, while others need rest to store up energy. Which one are you?
Some are lifted out of a lull at the thought of joining others for socialization, while others are drained by the invitation. Which describes you?
Some become bored without much productive work to help them feel better, while others need down-time between each single project to rejuvenate. Which do you need?
Some require the admiration of others to thrive, while others are put off by too much attention. Which helps you.
Understanding our differences not only helps us accept others, but enables us to accept ourselves. Instead of feeling guilty because you don’t fit in with the crowd, why not look at your unique perspective as a positive? Once you determine what motivates and demotivates you, it can help you overcome the things that hinder you from success. Stop trying to be someone else.
Motivations and demotivations are part of our everyday lives. We often overlook this necessary part of our mental anatomy. Without something to look forward to, we lose hope, and without hope we die a slow, miserable death. Even while we go about daily activities.
Pay attention to your own signs, inner desires, and feed them. The happiest people, are the ones who embrace who they really are, and feed their deepest longings. Not the surface feel-goods, but the things that truly motivate from the soul out. It makes enduring the things we like the least a lot easier to take.
What makes you feel the best about yourself? When do you feel genuine, and at peace?
Philemon 1:3 (NIV)
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.