and influence. While in the middle of this research a participant of an Aqua Boxing class
realized I wrote a blog and asked if I could write about how to stay motivated. I thought that was an excellent request!
Through my "research" I've discovered there are basically 2 types of motivators-intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivators come from with-in like doing something because of the enjoyment of it. Extrinsic motivators come from an external source like money or a reward of some kind. We all are driven, to some degree, by both. However, one type tends to be more powerful than the other in each of us.
It has been shown that internal motivators tend to be more long lasting or have a more permanent affect on effective actions . Where as external motivators tend to be short term.
With that said...
For me motivation comes from what I call the Rule of 3's.
3 of the most influential motivators - GRATITUDE, RESPECT, and "PAIN".
Three questions that one can ask in all situations- What is working?;What is not working? What can I do to make it work?
And lastly the "holy" 3-The Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Gratitude- thankfulness and appreciation for self, all those in our live's and for every situation something was learned-(by the way, that should be every situation-just sayin).
Respect-value and honor again for self, for all those we encounter in our live's and for every situation in our live's;
"Pain"- honestly acknowledging and owning all the results of choices and actions we have made or will make.
The three questions above-What's working?, What's not working? and What can I do to make it work? apply to every situation. Results are either effective or not and we get to choose what actions to take depending on the result. We have that control.
As far as the "Holy" 3- I believe without them nothing is possible- with them everything is possible!
Staying motivated takes effort-a concerted effort- practice and patience. We are human and not perfect but we can strive to be the best, as individuals, we can be.
YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE!!!