Resolution rhymes with Motivation - What Motivates You?
Updated: Apr 2, 2019
1st tool: The core motivation exercise
Understand what motivates you is a tremendous tool to overcome challenges and do what needs to be done. This tool is a map to increase your self-awareness, gives you useful tips for better communication and helps you make empowered choices. There are 9 different core motivation types; everyone has a little of each type but you are only one core type.
Type #1: the Perfectionist. His core motivation is I am OK if everything is perfect.
Type #2: the Helper. Her core motivation is I am OK if I can help others.
Type #3: the Doer. His core motivation is I am OK if I am the best.
Type #4: the Artist. Her core motivation is I am OK if I can express myself and if I am understood.
Type #5: the Thinker. His core motivation is I am Ok if I am right.
Type #6: the Friend. Her core motivation is I am OK if I do what is expected.
Type #7: the Optimist. His core motivation is I am OK if I get what I want.
Type #8: the Defender. Her core motivation is I am OK if I am in control.
Type #9: the Peacemaker. His core motivation is I am OK if everything is peaceful.
You can read the 9 paragraphs, find your type and take a look at the exercises for personal growth here.
What is your primary core motivation?
What challenges do you have to face?
What is one exercise for personal growth you would like to try in the next couple of days?
2nd tool: Conditional (external) vs Intrinsic (internal) motivation
Understand the different kind and styles of motivation to consciously tap into the one that works best for you.
Conditional (external) motivation is being motivated to do something for the sake of an external benefit.
Intrinsic (internal) motivation is being motivated to do something because the action itself is the reward.
While conditional motivation works well in the short-term, to be successful without stress, it's important to find a way to be intrinsically motivated. In other words, you must find a way to balance doing your work for the sake of the grade/salary with doing your work because learning and doing the work is enjoyable.
When do you find yourself using conditional motivation?
For which activities do you naturally use intrinsic motivation?
In your (school)work, what's your balance between conditional and intrinsic motivation?
What is one thing you could do to shift that balance slightly more in the direction of intrinsic motivation?
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