Does this sound familiar to you when you hear it? “I hate my job, I hate getting up early and driving to work, I hate working, but I have got to pay my bills.” This is a cry for help. You lack motivation and you will continue to be unhappy until you fulfill the void in your life. Motivation is a concept used to explain why you do what you do. No one can motivate you, it is an inside job that you must do yourself.
Theorists such as Maslow, Hertzberg, McGregor and McClelland suggest that human beings are reacting to their natural needs in such a way to satisfy them. According to theorists, the two main views of human motivation are the need reduction and the positive striving. The need reduction is the one used to satisfy bodily hunger, thirst, and sleep. Positive striving is the need to enhance your relationship with society. According to Abraham Maslow, there are five need levels. He believes that people exist in a hierarchy of needs ranging from physiological, social, safety, esteem and self actualization. This is the “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory.”
Based on theory, you can be motivated by your needs as well as by your spiritual beliefs. You need to know that no one can make you happy, but you. The boss can help you, if you let him, but you are responsible for your own happiness in life. If nothing else is motivating you, then you need to motivate yourself. The following examples on needs and beliefs are two ways in which you can be motivated:
Example of Needs:
You are hungry and it is your lunch hour. The dental office is crowded and an emergency patient just walked in the door. The dentist ask you to assist with the preparation of the emergency patient. If you are starving you will eat your lunch. If you are slightly hungry, you will assist with the preparation of the emergency patient. Your priority is based on your perception of how that action will affect that need.
Example of Belief:
You have been late every day for a week. The dentist has warned you about being late because he needs you to open the office. Today, you have the choice of stopping by a fast food restaurant and treating yourself to breakfast or getting to work on time. If you believe that you could be fired for not arriving to work on time, you will probably skip breakfast at the fast food restaurant. If you believe that you will not get in trouble, then you will probably stop by the restaurant and eat breakfast before going to work.
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