Whether you’re the boss or working for one, the ability to self-motivate and be highly productive is increasingly important. In today’s competitive job market, you can’t expect to collect a paycheck for just showing up on time.
In the 1980s, at least 90% of people worked for someone else. That’s changed; about one-third of people in U.S. work for themselves, either fully self-employed or as part-time freelancers, and it is projected that with the next four years that will increase to 40%.
Regardless of employment status, successful people take the initiative, do whatever it takes, and go beyond minimal work requirements. They are self-motivated and able to find unique sources of energy that drive them to high performance.
How can you generate self-motivation and energy on those days when you feel tired, overwhelmed, or perhaps even bored? How do you tap into your determination and drive?
This article explores motivation and self-motivation, and offers 3 steps to boost your own self-motivation that leads to high performance.
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- Isn’t all motivation self-motivation?
- 3-Steps to self-motivation
- Establish choice and act
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Article by Patsi Krakoff, Psy.D.
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