Respective View on Life
Motivation depends on you, an idea now well established. So what is it about yourself that motivates you? You may not know it, but your whole life up to this moment is built on your motivation.
Are you someone who does something because you find it personally rewarding? Or is it because you wish to earn the praise of others?
If you’re the first type, then you’re driven by intrinsic motivation. When something from the inside drives you, you end up doing things that you enjoy. That also means that you’re less likely to be distracted, you’ll feel greater satisfaction in your achievements and be driven by a greater sense of purpose.
Alternately, if you’re pushed by the urge to succeed to gain a specific award or steer clear of a punishment, then your motivation is coming from an external source. This is called extrinsic motivation and can be a highly effective motivator on its own.
What do you desire in life? Is it self-recognition or a grand income? This will determine whether you’re the kind of person who’d be motivated by passion and self-discovery or business dealings aimed on profiting.
For instance, a pet shop owner could be someone passionate about animals, or has experience with them and helps them find families.
A manager, on the other hand, is someone who finds authority a motivator to keep them in charge and in order. They like the higher position in an organization and are capable of taking the heat of sitting on the hot seat.
Others may scare from handling animals or buckle under the pressure of authority, afraid they won’t be able to handle it. So while one person lives to be a leader, someone else might enjoy sitting at a safer distance from the chaos.
Where you see yourself is also vital to your motivational strength. Do you feel confident in your own skills or you think they aren’t up to par with others? Do the opinions of others really matter or are you fine turning some heads? Are you fine with what the world has to offer or are you ready to hunt down what you feel you deserve? All these factor into what truly motivates you.