I’ve been feeling like crap all week fighting off some allergic response; something I ran into in the city on Saturday. So today I’ve been working but feeling a little less energetic than usual. It got me thinking about motivation.
We all need motivation to get through the stuff that doesn’t excite us. Besides aiming at our desired outcome what helps provide motivation when it is tough?
As I pondered this while I plodded through my day I decided that what makes the motivation come up is the intent to provide the means to affect others lives in a positive way. At the end of the day money is important but not the most important. Most of us value what we do. What really resonates with us is when someone says to us, “What you did changed my life.” Those few words make it all worthwhile and keep us working when we want to quit.