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Simon Caira

Personal Coach, Peak Performance Techniques

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How do you do that? I'm curious to know how you get motivated to reach your goals and get results.

What works for you when you need motivation?

JK Rowling eloquently speaks of failures enabling her discovery of what she was truly meant to be.

Neil Pasricha speaks warmly of his personal forward movement in life being attributed to The 3 A's of Awesome: Attutude Awareness Authenticity.

Elizabeth Gilbert speaks beautifully of having the sheer human love and stubbornness to just keep showing up.

Dan Pink expertly informs us that the carrot and stick have no place in business 2012 and although Dan has an excellent point regarding creativity being dampened by rewards and consequences in the workplace, the ways of harnessing personal motivation is still to this day comparable to the world of the good old donkey.

So I wonder; How do you do that?

If you'd care to read http://simoncaira.blogspot.co.uk/#!/2012/04/motivation.html


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    Apr 15 2012: failures --> realizing that you're doing something wrong --> do the right thing. = motivation?

    personal forward movement --> attitude, awareness, authenticity --> do the right thing. = motivation?
    awareness= thinking about what is right and what is not?
    authenticity = being true to oneself? in other words, being right to oneself?
    attitude= reflection of awareness?

    having human love --> doing the right thing in her mind? = motivation?

    rewards and consequences --> do the right thing to get the reward. = motivation?

    So really, I think you have to understand ethics in order to be motivated. What is "right" though? You have to come up with what is right by yourself. People may persuade you into thinking something is right. But once you find what is "right" by your own logic, you will do the right thing, and therefore be motivated. That's my analysis at face value based on what you have given.

    In response to other people talking about passion. I think that's what passion really is. Finding out what is right in your own mind.

    I scratch your back you scratch mine? http://www.ted.com/conversations/10771/questionaire_on_power.html

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