A Quality of Thought: What’s Your Motivation?
Whatever your current project, write a list of your motivations. What’s behind it? What’s driving you?
Now take your list – and stretch your thinking. Add more motivations. Extend your list by at least 30%. Because your first list will be too short. The first draft always is.
And now take your updated list – and stretch your thinking again. Add motivations that aren’t about you, but about the positive impact you’ll have on those around you. Because your first list will be too much about you. The first draft always is.
And notice now: just how often we discount and overlook the motivations that are often the most powerful in moving us towards our goal.
Motivations come in many guises. To get more done, develop the habit of putting all your motivations to work.