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The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden

Demystifying motivation

“Actually, motivation is a result. Motivation is the pride you take in work you have already done—which fuels your willingness to do even more”.

Many of us feel that we need to be motivated to start working towards our goals. That’s probably because we see motivation as a precondition to success, which isn’t the case. Motivation is something you get from yourself automatically after achieving your goals, no matter how small they are.

How to stay motivated every single day

  1. ” Motivation is not a pre-requisite to success rather a result of success “
  2. Currently, we think that we need to get motivated from some external source to convert our thoughts to real work
  3. But this is not really the case we need self-discipline to convert thought into action
  4. Once we stick to our routines and get daily goals done then we get these micro successes
  5. And the dopamine hit that these successes provide us are enough to motivate us for the next day and simultaneously make us feel happy

Building relationships that motivate you to do better

“We’re instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind . . . in short, to people who are genuinely likeable”.

No one is an island. We all need to build relationships that can motivate us to achieve our personal goals. As human beings, we are instinctively drawn to people who are modest, polite, kind and have commonalities with us – in short, genuinely likable people.

Your process determines your goal

“You get to choose your goal—but after that, what you want to do is irrelevant. What matters is what you need to do to achieve your goal”.

Many of us have the misconception that it is our goal that determines our process. That isn’t true.  Instead, the process you chose determines whether or not you will succeed in achieving your goals. The process is more like what you need to do to succeed.

The relationship between serial achievements and happiness

“Work too hard on one area of your business and other areas suffer. Work too hard on any one aspect of your life and other aspects suffer”.

It is important to have multiple goals in both your personal and financial life if you desire to succeed and to be happy. Do not allow room for regrets by not exploiting your skills and taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way just because you want to be seen as a highly specialized individual. You need to set the best goals that can benefit you on multiple levels, resulting in happiness. This will also eliminate the pain of regrets in life.

Willpower and productivity

Let’s do so in a way that helps you develop an attribute most people feel they struggle with – willpower – and, in the process, make willpower irrelevant.

From the book:-
The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden

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