Master Your Motivation

Motivation is at the heart of everything you do and everything you want to do but don’t. Unfortunately, the ways we typically motivate ourselves don’t work. Relying on sheer determination eventually becomes exhausting—it’s not sustainable. And even setting goals can backfire, if you’re not setting them for the right reasons.

Traditional "motivators" such as fear, guilt, or the promise of a reward provide low-quality, short-term energy. But science tells us that satisfying three basic needs—for choice, connection, and competence—is essential to optimal motivation. You need to feel like you've picked your path, not that you're being driven down it. Your goal should be linked to people or a purpose meaningful to you. And you want to continually learn and grow.

Susan Fowler, author of Master Your Motivation, says motivation is energy—and what matters is the quality, not the quantity. Drawing on the latest empirical research, she proves that high-quality, optimal motivation is a skill that you can learn and apply. Listen in as Susan shares how to identify and shift the quality of your motivation, to achieve optimal motivation and accomplish the goals you set for yourself.

The skill to master your motivation is important—it may be your greatest opportunity to evolve, grow in wisdom, and be the light the world so desperately needs.

If you enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy the upcoming webinar with Bonnie Marcus as she discusses how to stay marketable in this new virtual working world. In our current crisis, one of the biggest concerns individuals are facing is fear surrounding job security. When so much seems to be out of your control, what can you do to stay marketable and maintain your job?

Join Bonnie and Becky Robinson on April 28 at 1 PM (ET) to discover actionable tips to stay marketable in a virtual world, and how to align yourself for the best possible outcome within your career during this crisis. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to help you grow your career and reach your ambitious goals. Learn more and register here.

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