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Monday, November 26, 2007

Four Steps To Increase Your Motivation At Work

Work motivation is all about 'you' putting a lot of energy and time into doing all of your work responsibilities all in a timely manner. You will find that this behavior is something that you need to mutter for you to be a star worker. You will need to have work motivation when it comes to every single task or project so that you can do the project and do it right. You will find that motivation is the key factor in your performance. There is a lot of ways that you can increase your motivation; however, here are four particular steps that will allow you to increase your motivation.

First you will want to think about the Equity theory. This is where you can picture everyone has someone who gets a job and then does it. Everyone at work probably has the same expectations at work; however, you have to make yourself special. You will want to think about how you can stand out among all the other works. This may mean that you will have to change your behavior. You are going to have to find a way that will put yourself above the rest. This is where the motivation will kick in, because you are going to have to motivate yourself to be better. You will get your rewards when the boss pats you on the back or shakes your hand. Then you will work a little harder, and you'll be offered a job with higher respect or you will get your rewards in monetary forms.

Also, think about your competition. They can not be better than you, because then they will end up with all the rewards. You will want to use your competition as motivation. You will want to motivate yourself by using the competition to increase your self awareness of possibilities. You will work harder the moment that you know someone is working harder than you. When it comes to competition, you will find that it is one of the greatest self motivational tools.

Qualifications will also increase your motivation. If you can do a better job that is higher in the ranks, then you need to show others that you can work at levels below you and then scramble to the top. You will want to think about everything that you can do to show off your real talents. If you are able to do more, then why don't you? It's not a question of doing more, but it is a question of whether you would rather have the boss or others perceive you as someone who has low potential or high potential.

Finally, you need to learn how to set goals. Your goals will help motivate you to push yourself forward. Also, you will be able to chart your progression. You will find that there are a lot of benefits when it comes to setting goals and making a path to the top. However, you will find that it is a way for you to work for something just for yourself. The goals are something that you are doing for yourself, and it's not something that you are doing for the company.

You need to think about the raise like you would a manger. What do you think that your manager perceives you to be? Are you a minimum worker? Are you an excellent worker? You need to take the picture that others have made about you and then work hard to change the way that they perceive you. You don't want to allow others to think that you are a no good worker, but a person who really works hard for the company.

Tracy Brinkmann is an goal setting and success coach. Through his company Success Atlas, he provides goal-setting, motivational & educational material, & training via live presentations as well as digital/audio products. Sign up for his free e-Zine


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