Most people will tell you that, in order to reach peak performance, you have to motivate yourself. Well, let me disagree. I am here to tell you today that the best motivation for peak performance can be anti-motivation. Motivation itself can actually be harmful in some cases. It’s a double-edged sword you have to use carefully. Why? Let’s check it out in detail. What is the whole point of motivation? If we look at it in depth, motivation only serves to help you reach something. You don’t just get motivated. You get motivated to do something. So, if you don’t do that something, it’s no use being motivated.
I just tend to prefer a pound of perspiration and the increased probability of success. And of course, I write how to books and related non-fiction. So my worship of the muse is slightly skewed. But still, follow magazines is necessary.
There are many questions about personal motivation – or lack of it – as well as motivation in others. People often wonder why they themselves or someone else is not motivated.
Before we look at the sources of inspiration you need to understand that inspiration can be created if you don’t take the time and allow it to develop. The idea of shooting away until something happens just doesn’t work. You have to create the atmosphere.
But too often it isn’t. People get ground down by daily life, by trying and failing. Yet no super-successful person ever got that way without failing regularly along the way. We learn the most from our failures, not our successes. Make no mistake, success isn’t never getting knocked down – it’s getting up just one more time than the world knocks you down. But unless you have a firm grasp of your dream and know the concrete steps it’s going to take to get you there you may not have the motivation to get back up that one final, crucial time.
Having a good lifestyle or the ability to travel and see the world will be considered by many people as nice to have. The big question is whether it will really motivate somebody to perform and work hard over time on a daily basis.
Once in a new surrounding with fresh scenes of inspiration be prepared to experiment and try new things. Use techniques you wouldn’t usually try and allow the ideas to flow freely. Linked to this is practise. Try something that appeals to you then keep practising until you start achieving what you had in mind. It’s the outside the box thinkers who come up with unique ideas because they aren’t afraid to experiment.
Make contributions with meaning – Sales motivation asks you to make meaningful contributions. Sales motivation can be enhanced with such contributions that make you feel more wanted and respected in your industry.