Secrets of Motivation For 2020

Secrets of Motivation

Do you want to motivate yourself and your employees more?

Increasing the motivation of yourself and your employees will result in higher profits.

However, did you know that motivation varies from person to person?

In this post, I write about how to motivate yourself and others.

1. What is motivation?

There are two factors that motivate you, external and internal.

External factors are those given from the outside. Such as salary, social status, etc.

Internal factors are those that occur within you. A sense of accomplishment and happiness, etc.

There is a limit to what can be given from the outside, and you can burn out after it has been achieved.

On the other hand, if you really want to do it, you don’t need any external stimulus and you will naturally be motivated.

View The Psychology of Motivation Infographic from Concordia University St. Paul Online

2. Relationship between motivation and subconscious

People have a conscious and a subconscious mind.

A conscious mind is a logical consciousness, such as thinking and making decisions that you make consciously.

This is said to be only about 5% of the part of our brain we use every day.

The subconscious mind is the part that you are not aware of, such as memory and emotions. The ratio of this subconscious is about 95%.

If you use the emotional part of your brain which belongs to subconscious mind effectively, you can be more motivated and maintain that feeling longer.

3. Goal setting and goal getting

Have you ever decided to get up early every day for your health and go jogging, but you stop doing it after only three days?

However, if you do one of your favorite things, such as surfing and imagine being in the ocean, you will be excited from the day before, and you wake up perfectly at 5 a.m. in the morning.

It is a conscious mind that decides to exercise and get up at 5 am every day.

And it is mainly the power of the subconscious mind to reach that goal, maintain motivation, and achieve the goal.

So, if you have a negative feeling that this goal is “troublesome”, you will end up stopping after only three days. 

The secret is how to link your goals with positive emotions. If you can do this, you will be able to maintain your motivation and achieve your goals even if there are challenges

4. How to motivate different people

How to raise motivation depends on people’s values.

It could be money, time, learning, etc.

If you ask:

“We will give you a special bonus, so please go to work on holidays.” 

To those who are not very interested in money, their motivation will drop.

It also depends on your personality.

For example, people who want to be stand out, people who like the behind the scenes operations, people who are good at teamwork, etc.

It is effective to look at the person’s personality, strengths and weaknesses, and approach raising their motivation in a way that suits each individual.

5. Sharing company philosophy and setting goals

A voyage without a goal is just drifting and won’t ever reach anywhere.

Without a purpose and goal, money is the only real indicator of motivation, and talented people can easily flow to those who offer good conditions.

However, if you sympathize with the company’s philosophy and let them imagine an exciting future by uniting as a team and working toward the same goal, you can create a vibrant workplace.

6. How to immediately increase motivation

First, objectively look at your own conditions and check your current physical and mental condition.

If your body is healthy, your mind will be healthy and your thoughts will be positive. And vice versa.

Incorporate rituals that raise your mood to raise your energy level.

In my case, meditation, visualization of who I want to become, exercise, and dancing with my favorite music in the morning really works.

Energy is contagious.

If you have good energy, your surroundings will be activated and it will grow more positive and centered within yourself

For example, I always feel that just because I smile, the other person I’m interacting with also smiles, and when I receive the other person’s smile, I become happier.

Once you know your condition and make yourself feel better, it’s time to observe the other person.

Observing and approving and recognizing your employees should make them feel better and make the workplace atmosphere brighter.

Recognition can be just a greeting, and of course, if they’re performing well, it’s good to approve of them, and it’s also effective to look for good things they have accomplished and praise them.

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I think triathlon races and business are very similar. Both are lonely. You fight against yourself.

When it gets hard, I especially ask myself, “Why am I doing this race?”

You may also ask: “Why am I doing this business?”

 The stronger the purpose for your action is, and the greater the positive emotions that occur when you imagine the time when you achieved it, the more motivated you will be.

If you head into a challenge, ask yourself: “Why am I doing this in the first place?”

If it excites you, the results will come naturally.