“Ugh, I have to get up,” I said to myself as the other episode started with the last three seconds ending… without my permission. “Okay, I’m going to do some work after this episode.” Well, this episode ends up in a tree that leaves me more motivated to find out what’s going on than to send me emails. “Okay, when I find out what’s going on, I’ll turn off the TV.” Geez, why am I still sitting on the couch three hours later?
Train of Decisions
There will be days when you will not feel motivated to do something. Motivation comes because we rely too much on ourselves to get things done, which means that when we do not feel motivated, we do nothing. Or, we need help to do it. On days when you feel like doing nothing, you can actually go beyond your brain’s “need” for inspiration so you can do things no matter how you feel.
It all starts with a concept focused on The Decision Train. The Train of Decisions goes like this:
Emotions → Decision → Action
People who have trouble doing things because they have no motivation, follow this train the way you see above. They wait until they feel like doing the work, which leads them (eventually) to decide to do it and, finally, to take action.
Top players instead, skip the sensitive part of the train and go straight to deciding to do the job. In doing so, they acted quickly and, as a result, made things work faster. Now, this is more than just a “do it” approach.
“Wise people learn from everything and everyone, ordinary people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.” – Socrates
Another way to look at this process is to use some variation of the decision train:
Inspiration → Motivation → Decision → Action
Inspiration is defined as, “The process of mental rejuvenation to do or feel something.” Motivation is defined as, “The reason or reasons a person has for acting or behaving in a certain way.” So, in this decision-making train, the “Emotions” section is inspiring and inspiring. People will wait until they feel mentally refreshed to do something, which leads to motivation. The incentive serves as a reminder of why they want to do the work in the first place or, in other words, the incentives they will receive by completing the work. This leads them to, at the end of this long train, decide to take action and finally take action.
By cutting off feeling — the “need” for inspiration and motivation — you can decide to take the initiative. After completing this task, the feeling of pride you have developed following the decision – a mental commitment – has made you motivated to complete another task. To put it another way, taking action creates momentum that leads to motivation to take more action.
Start Encouraging (Really) Today
That being said, no one is born as an outstanding athlete, which means that you may need inspiration and inspiration (part of the Emotions of the train) to act as a consolation from time to time until you can fully utilize this production method. So, in the beginning, the inspiration is your WHY. It’s your goal — your mission. By getting and getting clarity on the equipment you are on, you can easily motivate yourself (and others on the same equipment) into action.
In terms of motivation, this is referred to as the four areas that drive people: Development, Individual, Madness and Purpose. People who are motivated by Development are encouraged to reach higher heights (to achieve that next promotion, to achieve goals as a team, etc.). Individuals who are motivated, view and use their personal goals as their most effective source of motivation (achieving a particular lifestyle, gaining recognition, access to the full security of life). People driven by Madness are driven by things like arguments, competition, proving others wrong, and other strange things. Finally, people driven by the Purpose are motivated by impact, helping others, segregation and building change, and other drivers of that nature.
You can use both the elements of inspiration and motivation to be more productive, more focused, and a step closer to becoming a better player. When I had a problem staying positive, I began to see WHY and all the encouragement I could get from achieving my goals.
“If something is important enough, even if the chances of it being put in a goal against it, you should do it.” – Elon Musk
When I came across any job that I didn’t really feel I was doing, I wondered if they would help me achieve my goal – my goal – or not. I wondered if doing this work would help me to receive the encouragement I was working for. If the answer was no, I would cut it off from my to-do list. If the answer is yes, I would make the decision to go and start working before I talk about it. Make the decision to go and achieve your goals and you will be scrutinizing your goals as soon as possible.
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