Highly successful people need to be motivated
Provided by Business Psychology Associates
Idaho's Employee Assistance Program provider
If you don’t have the greatest track record in achieving your work-related goals, you may be suffering from a motivation deficiency.
As in, you could be motivationally challenged. Inspiration-impaired. Short-changed in the motivation department. Self-motivation is much of what separates highly successful people from everyone else. And the good news is that people who’re motivated to achieve success share certain traits – traits that you can adopt and integrate into your own behaviors. As you read through the list, consider which attributes you already possess and which ones you need to improve upon.
Highly motivated people …
- Have extraordinary purpose. They set their goals high and are always reaching for the top.
- Are willing to take risks. They have the confi dence to step out of their comfort zone to try new ideas or strategies.
- Participate fully in life. They take part in their organizations, in their families and in their communities.
- Are energetic. They’re willing to jump in and take things on -- and have the mental energy necessary to get it done.
- Are humble. They’re not afraid to admit they don’t know it all. They’re eager to keep growing.
- Are committed to life-long learning. They know their stuff and are always in the process of learning more.
- Possess an attitude of success. They act as if it were impossible for them to fail, as if their success is a done deal.
- Are persistent – with options. They never give up until they succeed, but they’re willing to try a variety of options to get what they want rather than to keep hitting their head against the same brick wall.
- Strive for health in all aspects of their lives. They work hard to take care of themselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and socially.
- Rise above adversity. They rise above the small stuff to achieve greatness in their lives.
Find yourself lacking in some of these areas? Identify others you know who possess these traits and ask them to mentor you or fi nd out how they went about developing these attributes.
Read about famous people who have the characteristics you’d like to improve in yourself and see what you can learn from their experiences.
Make a concerted effort to integrate the traits of highly motivated people into your behaviors, and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can achieve in your personal and professional life.
For additional information or assistance, please contact your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or
consult a Mental Health Professional.