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What motivates us?
Well, there’s the “pain and pleasure principle”.
That basically says that every decision we make is towards pleasure or away from pain.
True, but what if we drilled down a little further.
Money is a great motivator but let’s say your basic needs are met.
What would make you go above and beyond today?
Aha, we want to know what we do matters.
We want to be heard. We want to be validated. We want to know that what we’re doing will make a difference in the lives of others.
Being on purpose, or knowing that we’re a meaningful part of a bigger purpose, is rewarding.
We take pride in those accomplishments and ownership to the advancement of goals on purpose.
Without feedback, we’re like a cork in the ocean, floating around, doing our thing…..
But when we know we’re valued and appreciated, it inspires us to do – and be – just a little more.
Walk over to someone now or send a quick email with a sentence that starts with, “Because of you….”
I get chills just thinking about the spark you’ll ignite.