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Get motivated and get moving toward your goals.

AJP 9.20.12By Amanda Ponzar (@LivingUnited)

Motivation is everything. It's what drives athletes to train, compete & win; it's what keeps our brain churning in the middle of the night with flashes of brilliant insight when we're excited about a new project; it's what causes us to sacrifice time, money and more for a great cause.

It's the difference between ordinary and extraordinary, between mediocrity and the "movers and shakers" who change the world.

I've posted on this before "How to improve your motivation & performance."

So today, stop for a second and ask yourself -- what motivates you?

  • Meaningful/important work
  • Making a real impact, helping someone
  • Using your gifts/talents
  • Making money (and getting raises, bonuses, etc.)
  • Getting promoted, being on the fast track, climbing corporate ladder, etc.
  • Being recognized publicly, winning awards, etc.
  • Earning respect, achieving status as an expert in your field
  • Solving problems, resolving issues, completing projects
  • Learning new skills
  • Tackling new challenges
  • Working with energized, fun, committed people (great team)
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Flexible work schedules/good work life balance
  • Something else?

Once you figure out what motivates you, determine how best to tap it to keep yourself going strong. We are all capable of great things -- I was reminded of that again when our office of 200+ people blew our goal out of the water and raised more than $437,000 in our United Way campaign last month -- we just need to determine what drives us and use it to achieve our goals. 



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