FUEL THE HYPER PERFORMANCE MOTIVATION ENGINE LIKE AN UNCOMMON LEADER
HOW TO HAVE ENDLESS MOTIVATION TO OVERCOME ANY CHALLENGE
Have you ever wondered how legendary greats like Michael Jordan, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and Michael Phelps were motivated to perform at mythical levels? To me, it seemed as if they were superheroes. They appeared to have endless motivation to overcome any challenge that came their way.
You may or may not be an athlete, but would you do the job that you're doing right now if you didn't get any external reward for doing it? I’m talking about things like salary, acknowledgment from peers, and words of encouragement for a job well done.
“If those are the only things that motivate you, then maybe it's time to rethink your career.”
Don’t get me wrong I’m sure that Michael Jordan, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and Michael Phelps all appreciated the external rewards for a job well done. You should enjoy them also, but they shouldn't be your sole motivation to perform at your peak.
Here's the thing: external rewards are NOT under your control, they come and go. Your income can drop, your peers might shift their focus to the new and upcoming superstar. In either case, the reward you're striving for could be gone in an instant and your motivation could disappear like the absence of wind in a set of sails.
It's hard to develop your full potential under those circumstances. If you want to have sustainable motivation, you need to understand how the motivation engine gets its fuel.
At the core of your motivation engine is your purpose. By doing things that are aligned with your purpose, you'll get the strength to overcome all the challenges on your journey.
Like with other emotions, motivation is only temporary. We have to dig deep when times are tough and look for inspiration that will propel us forward. I believe that Michael Jordan, Kerri Walsh Jennings, and Michael Phelps, all know that they had to clearly define their purpose, so they could keep the motivation engine fueled.
SEVEN QUESTIONS TO ANSWER THAT WILL FUEL YOUR HYPER PERFORMANCE MOTIVATION ENGINE
As Human beings, we need to have a purpose and a mission that is not just about ourselves. When we contribute to others, we’re also helping ourselves to become happier. Consider the following questions for uncovering your purpose.
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Regardless of your current circumstances, you can choose your own way in life. Clearly understand that you can start from where you are now and make dramatic shifts in the direction you’re headed in. New Mindset Academy will help you to fuel your hyper-performance motivation engine.