Motivation is what many people believe is the number one factor in getting themselves and their employees to move toward their goals. For good reason too. Every manager loves a motivated employee! They tend to come in early, leave late, produce at high levels and inspire others. As an Executive Business Coach, one of my outcomes for every session is to never get off of the phone until my client is in a more motivated state in regards to their goals. One of my favorite quotes from Zig Ziglar is “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
The problem with motivation is that a person has to work to create it. That takes energy and effort! And for some people, it can be A LOT of work. Motivation is great to get you started in the moment and here are 8 great tips that are commonly used every day for motivation. I know these work because I use them daily with clients.
But these motivational tips don’t address the issue of staying motivated in the long term.
PURPOSE MOST DEFINITELY TRUMPS MOTIVATION WHEN YOU WANT LONG TERM RESULTS!
Seeking purpose, whether it’s in your business or in your personal life, boils down to 2 simple concepts.
First, purposeful people are continually building and creating something. An inner drive is unleashed that goes beyond the moment of procrastination, fear or doubt. Purposeful people build and create.
Second, people with a clear purpose work to build and create their inner experience (self) and their outer physical world (a skill). Tony Robbins once stated, “It’s not about the goal. It’s about growing to become the person who can accomplish that goal.” Focusing on building and creating your inner self first is the key to long term motivation.
To unleash the power of Purpose in your day, ask yourself:
- “What am I working to build and create?”
- “What can I build and create today for a better body, career, level of health, business meeting, mental mindset, emotional sense of wellbeing, happiness, experience for my business customers, etc…?”
Creating long term results by being Purposeful and then using Motivational strategies for daily support is the most powerful way to produce.
As a seasoned Executive Business Coach, helping you unleash that inner sense of purpose you need to show up every day motivated and ready to build and create is the linchpin of my client work, so contact me if you have any questions!