What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

I’ve recently joined and accountability fitness group and not only do they want us to post pictures of ourselves after a workout or what we are eating but they also want a picture of what motivates us. That really got me thinking; what really motivates us? In life? Within our family? Or in the workplace?What Motivates You?

What is motivating you to get up every morning, get to work, do what you need to do and had home? Is it simply the fact that at the end of the day you’ll have a paycheck to show for it and be able to put food on the table? Is that all there really is that motivates you?

This really made me think a little bit deeper about what motivates me on a daily basis. Yes, it is partially the fear of failure or not accomplishing something that continues to drive me forward, but at what pace?

If you are a manager, team leader or an employer at your work, what motivates your employees? They need to feel motivated more than simply a paycheck at the end of the day. You don’t want them to put in the minimum amount of work just to get by; you want to encourage them, cheer them on and motivate them to do their very best, regardless of the figure on the paycheck at the end of the week or the month.

Motivation can come in a variety of different ways. The question “what motivates you?” Can be a tricky interview question from employers but it also is a key in knowing what really drives you forward, encouraging you to do your past.

It’s a question you do need to ask yourself when you get up in the morning and in the workplace. Personal motivation is the key to success in whatever we want to achieve in life. However, it can be a hard concept to explain.

Are you motivated by constant progress? New and exciting ideas that can facilitate themselves through actual, tangible results? Do you feel motivated when you find a challenge?

You see, everyone is different so what motivates them is going to be different. Perhaps it’s the dedication to go through school, get a degree and better your career in the hopes of a better life for your family. Perhaps it’s in the small things, each and every day, the drive to push forward with unique challenges that we know that we can accomplish because that challenges geared toward our skill set.

As a leader, it’s best to find out what motivates your team, what drives them forward and then encourage each individual person in that facet so that the team can work together as a whole for the common goal and a successful result.

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