Monday Morning Motivation – "Motivation"
(Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially)
Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement — along with a good cup of coffee! — to start the day.
Hopefully the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week. Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.
Most everyone has heard of the concept of IQ, but considerably fewer have heard of the concept put forward by Daniel Goleman of your “emotional intelligence” or EQ. For the next five weeks, I’m going to focus on sharing a bit more about the five key dimensions that Goleman identified and how they are important to our emotional wellbeing.
We can be aware all day long; however, finding the energy to regulate our behaviors only takes place when we have a motivation that is appealing.
Simon Sinek is well known for his book “Start With Why”. In this book, he makes the case that as humans we are most effective when we are able to identify our deepest motivations – our why.
We all possess different motivations. That is absolutely, positively fine as we are all unique as individuals. The key is to make sure that we are aware of the motivations and can refer back to these to help drive our behaviors. When we know our “why’s”, we know which path to take to get to the realization of these “why’s”.
Awareness, regulation and motivation combine to give us a solid internal operating system that enables us to do amazing things.
That brings us to this week’s question:
- What floats your boat – what’s your why – what’s your motivation?
Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.
(Note: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.)
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