Self-motivation can be hard to maintain, but it is something that all career-driven professionals should be aiming to master. Understanding the psychology of self-motivation is the first step in harnessing its power to make an impact on your career.
Scott Geller, a distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Applied Behaviour Systems in the Department of Psychology, discusses the psychology of self-motivation in his inspiring TedTalk. Geller believes that we should all be seeking success and the way to truly achieve it is to keep ourselves motivated.
As part of his presentation, Geller explores how we can continue to inspire and motivate ourselves and others. To establish how empowered you feel when working towards any of your goals, he recommends that you ask yourself 3 key questions:
1. Can I do it?
2. Will it work?
3. Is it worth it?
If you are self-motivated, the answers to these questions will be “yes” and you are on the right track for success.
If you want to be a success, then master the psychology of self-motivation by watching Geller’s talk in full. Self-motivation can do wonders for your career, so the sooner you master it the sooner you will start to feel the benefits.