The basic origin of motivation is self-interest – What do you want to accomplish or acquire by putting forth the effort.
Your value to others depends upon how well you feel about yourself and how you are doing in life. If you are pleased with yourself and feel that you have earned a fair share of life’s privileges (which you can only do if you’ve taken care of yourself first an adequate number of times) your more likely to be more generous than if you perceive yourself as a victim or loser. Victims and losers tend to be narrow-minded and mean spirited.
If you are fulfilled and happy, you are more likely to notice, appreciate, acknowledge and reward people who perform above expectations. If you are narrow-minded or mean spirited you are less likely to show appreciation for a job well done.
YOUR PERSONAL OBJECTIVE
Answer this question: “What do I want from this (business/position) that’s purely for me; not what I think I should have or what I think I can have, but what I (YOU) want.
If your answer revolves around your obligations to others or a desire to make other people happy, keep asking until your response involves no one’s pleasure but your own. Self-deprivation robs everyone the opportunity to design a great life. If your not happy, you will not be able to influence others to aspire to greatness.
Also, as a Leader: keep your self-gratifying objective to yourself. That’s your business – no one else’s.
Commit it to paper along with your personal action plan in accomplishing it.
The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” is absolutely true. If you don’t reward yourself its unlikely that anyone else will. Take care of yourself first so you will have the mental capacity to share with others.
Download the personal objective and Personal Strengths worksheets and complete them. These worksheets can be used as a personal guide to help you on your journey to accomplishing your Personal and professional Objectives.