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The Key To Your Motivation

What sets successful people apart from the pack? Is it luck, money, good lucks, and/or talent?

No, it is one small simple fact — motivation.

People who are successful all share one trait — they are motivated.

Of course, motivation really isn’t simple at all. That is why there is multi-billion industry focused on self-help books, tapes, seminars, camps, and coaches.

There is just one problem with using these methods. When it comes to motivation one size does not fit all. One of the elements that makes human beings so endlessly fascinating is that we are all individuals. It is the primary reason our species has been so successful. It also means we each have different interests, goals, and motivation.

So before you can begin following any one of the thousands of motivational programs available you must first determine which motivational group you fall into.

After some thought, study, and research, I have come up with four basic motivational categories:

~ The Pessimist ~ The Competitor ~ The Minimalist ~ The Exhibitionist

The Pessimist

When the Pessimist gets the smallest bit of bad news, he immediately leaps into the deep end of doom and gloom. It doesn’t matter if the problem is small or large, he often reacts as if it is the end of the world.

If the television has a momentary hiccup in service then the pessimist immediately assumes the bill didn’t get paid and his account terminated and his credit score is now on the decline.

It took me a long time to learn how to deal with this. At first I thought it was real panic and I would try to shield him from the smaller hiccups, and even some big ones, of life. But now I know this is actually how the pessimist motivated himself.

When we face challenges, big or small, the pessimist works himself through a familiar cycle. First he outlines the worst-case scenario, then he outlines his options for action, and then he takes action. And when he takes action just get out of the way as he moves very quickly — and successfully. Challenge faced, problem solved. It can be really challenging managing a pessimist but it works!

The Competitor

The Competitor is always more successful if he has competition.If his motivation flags he can easily juice himself up with a quick comparison of his progress toward a particular goal in comparison to others. He likes to keep score and that keeps him motivated. He wants to win whatever competition is at hand.

The Minimalist

Perhaps this person might best be described as having a short-attention span. They need short-term goals that are immediately visible and can be achieved within a short time span. They can go the distance as long as it is broken up into smaller projects. Each small victory will spur them on to the final goal but they need those little successes to keep them motivated. In many ways this label applies to me but I think down deep that I am really in the final category.

The Exhibitionist

Like the minimalist the exhibitionist enjoys breaking large projects up into small, bite-sized chunks so they are not so overwhelming. For example, if you're a teacher, When you grade papers for your teaching gig you always divide the pile into several smaller piles so you can feel you are making progress.

But it isn’t enough for the exhibitionist to accomplish the task — He needs to have a to do list that he can check off as he goes and then crumple up and throwing the trash at the end of the day. He needs to be able to point to some visible success for the day whether it is a shining kitchen, a stack of graded papers, or a pile of completed manuscript pages.

Which category do you fall into? Once you know that much about yourself you will be better able to find the motivation technique that works best for you.

Inspiring Your Success

Suria Sparks

Creator & Founder iSuccess Academy

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