“Motivation of others begins with first motivating ourselves.” #bgdtcoaching.
Motivation is an attribute capable of lifting workplace performance to extraordinary levels. Yet it is not an automatic process, achieved by throwing a switch. Without the ability to motivate ourselves, it is difficult to imagine efforts to encourage others will be successful.
Scottish industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) put it this way: “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their others talents.”
We all have to find motivation within ourselves to accomplish anything. If the desire to achieve particular results is missing, any efforts made in that direction will most likely be wasted. When filled with motivation, on the other hand, actions are boosted beyond belief.
Irrespective of our job status and regardless of the location involved, the giving of our best is an illustration of motivation in practice. Perhaps we are motivated to achieve something specific. Maybe we feel inspired to reach new heights, or simply perform to our potential. Whatever the case, motivation spurs us on.
But what do you think about motivation? I’m curious to learn your thoughts, so please feel free to leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Motivation‘ post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).