Where does motivation come from?

Discussion in 'Productivity and Motivation' started by successful2008, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. successful2008

    successful2008 New Member

    For me, motivation comes from helping others. It may be on a personal level or business level, but when I do that, I feel like doing more. It doesn't matter what that "more" is, but that "more" pushes me further & further. I'm going to tell you a story. Last night, my son was out with friends. He called me on the phone and asked me if one of his friends could come by the house to talk to me. His friend was very upset because her mother almost died right infront of her. She didn't know how to cope with it. I put my arms around her and let her talk. We talked about everything that she felt was negitive and turned it into a positive. He mother didn't die. Her mother is still here for her. What happened to her mom was scary, but the outcome is great. She was scared of all the feelings she had. I told her my fears. I almost lost my husband to a heart attack. I held her when she cried. By the time she left, I had her laughing. The thick layer of fear was gone and she had a warm smile on her face. Helping her really mativates me. Our lives are filled with uncertainties. If we sit too long and think about them, we get consumed. With that consumption comes fear, dread and loneliness. If you have that, you have no motivation. When life hands you lemons, sometimes you need to make lemonaid. Stay positive, stay motivated. If you can't, I'm here to listen and help. There is always someone who will listen. We all have days that are not going so well. It's how you view it and challenge it that propells you forward to create a better future.

    To your massive success,
    Michelle
     
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    I definately agree that helping others can be very rewarding, especially when its a "win win" situation, but I think we also need to help people even when there is not anything in it for us...
     
  3. successful2008

    successful2008 New Member

    Getagrip,

    You're right. Many times, the only thing that I get out of it is satisfaction. Satisfaction, of knowing that I helped that person.

    Thanks for the reply,

    To your massive success,
    Michelle
     
  4. rimmyrekon

    rimmyrekon New Member

    Hey,

    Thanks for sharing this post! I feel inspiration is divine guidance and motivation is imparted directly, desire to help others is one of the core element for success. Identify your core values of what is important to you and live by them.Anyway thanks for sharing this post.

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  5. johntanyishin

    johntanyishin New Member

    Thanks for sharing.

    Like the experts always say, helping people to achieve what they want, in return, you will achieve what you want as well.

    Helping people to save time and money will allow you to earn some of the money and time you've helped them save.

    That makes more sense to me. (no pun intended)

    JTYS
     
  6. unselfishbuddy

    unselfishbuddy New Member

    My motivation comes from my "why". This "why" is the main reason why I have chosen to do the work that I am doing. I keep this "why" consistently in mind and focus on the tasks that I need to do to achieve this "why". That's how I get my motivation.
     
  7. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    A very touching post.

    I am about the same unselfishbuddy.
    I am sure i will succeed.
     
  8. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    Where does motivation come from?

    It comes from different places for different people.

    Examples:

    - A desire to reach personal goals
    - A desire to help others
    - A yearning for self-improvement
    - Following your dreams
    - Wanting to become the best
    - The need for recognition
    - The need to win
    - The need to please someone else
    - The promise of a reward
    - The challenge
    - Fear of failure
    - The enjoyment from doing the task
    - A need to avoid punishment
    - The opportunity to learn something new


    Hermas
     
  9. HappyHamster

    HappyHamster New Member

    Hello everyone, my husband and I have started our own home business since we are just starting out and very new to working online Im begining to get a little bit frustrated. I was just hoping that there is someone else here working from home that could give me some advice, and maybe a few words of encouragement. Thank You -Erica
     
  10. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    HappyHamster: Hello everyone, my husband and I have started our own home business since we are just starting out and very new to working online Im begining to get a little bit frustrated. I was just hoping that there is someone else here working from home that could give me some advice, and maybe a few words of encouragement. Thank You -Erica


    What kind of advice are you looking for? Everyone generally gets frustrated when they first start out because they are learning something new. It can be a bit overwhelming.

    If you just take things one step at a time and don't expect huge results quickly it will be easier to tolerate the frustration. [​IMG] It usually takes a while to learn the ropes, get your business established and gradually work up to a steady growing income.

    Be patient and persistent. If you have questions, ask them as specifically as you can so that those who know the answers can give their input.

    Blessings,
    Angie
     

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