Learn about three sources of internal motivation: autonomy, mastery, purpose. Learn ways to identify your best source of motivation and how to motivate yourself in difficult or boring situations.
- I want to ask you a question.…It's something a lot of people don't think about.…Do you know what motivates you?…Deep down inside.…Now, this is a really important question…because if you've ever looked at your daily to-do list…and immediately felt the urge to take a nap,…you need to know, how do you get yourself out of that?…So, we've all been there,…where we weren't feeling motivated,…and in those situations, it's really tempting…to look to a boss or an organizational leader…to try and help you stay motivated.…
But this is a dangerous trap,…because then that leaves you dependent on someone else…to inspire you, and you can't depend…on outside influences to set your own emotional temperature.…So as a leader you have a choice.…You can either be a thermometer,…someone who just reads the temperature around them,…or you can be a thermostat,…and that is someone who actually sets the temperature.…In order to do that, you have to understand…what motivates you.…
Now, for most people there are three…primary sources of internal motivation.…
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- Managing your mindset
- Assessing your leadership needs
- Motivating yourself
- Leading yourself in tough times
- Managing your behavior
- Setting goals
- Giving yourself an honest performance review
- Managing your boss
- Peer to peer leadership