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Motivation as a Driver for Success

Written by: Anna Filatova, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Think about motivated people - the more driven they are, the more successful they become. Motivation plays a crucial role in the productivity, performance, speed, and quality of work. If you’re motivated, you’ll be sure of your ability to conquer whatever obstacles or barriers lie ahead.

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The question is not really about if someone is motivated or not. It is about their “why.” What is it that motivates them, and why?


A why usually comes from a personal story. Our stories often relate to people or us in our lives feeling vulnerable and lost or facing health crises. It’s the way we personify our life purpose, which is bigger than motivation as it is a “must-do” rather than a “want to do.”

Motivation reflects something special about each individual and allows us to gain valuable outcomes such as better performance, personal growth, a sense of purpose, and improved well-being. It’s a pathway to change our way of thinking, feeling, and behaving.


Motivation is crucial because it helps us be creative, develop competencies, grow interests, set goals, develop talents, change behavior, make plans, and boost engagement.


Here are 3 ways to increase motivation:

  1. Increase your energy level Energy is a huge motivator and produces continual growth. If we’re excited about something, we’re very motivated and feel like nothing can stop us from moving forward. Daily physical activities and good quality sleep are the best ways to increase your energy levels.

  2. Improve your productivity Being productive doesn’t mean being busy. You have to be smart with the time and energy that you put into your daily tasks. Set priorities and focus on the tasks that will give you a big push forward rather than on those that are just “good to have.” Eliminate activities that you do not enjoy doing or maybe not good at and delegate where possible to maximize your time and focus your energy on achieving your big goals.

  3. Celebrate your wins and achievements When we solve issues and problems and achieve results, we feel excited and happy. Celebrating wins and achievements helps to train your brain that what you’re doing is exciting and important. You’ll feel more satisfied, fulfilled, and motivated to keep going forward towards higher results and bigger achievements. Make sure you celebrate these achievements, even if they are very small.

Unfortunately, motivation is not permanent. Some days will be better than others. On those days when you don’t feel motivated, take a break, think about your “why,” and get back on track the next day.


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Anna Filatova, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine Anna is the founder of Dreams and Beyond Coaching Ltd, a coaching and mentoring firm founded in March 2020. The company offers various services, including coaching, mentoring, business consulting, training, retreats, one-day intensives, team coaching, and personality profiling. From a young age, Anna has been curious about learning and development and personal fulfillment, potential, and success. She has always believed that people have hidden potential, and by believing in them, challenging, and mentoring them, she has helped many individuals thrive and achieve high results in their careers and lives. Anna earned an Honors BA Degree in Business Studies in International Hotel Management from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011 and an MBA for Executives with Global Perspective from London School of Commerce in 2015. Before becoming a certified coach, Anna spent 9 years in Hotel Management and 5 years in Investment Banking. When she was 25, she had burnout that made her realize that health, well-being, and work-life balance are more important than killing herself for a fast career progression. As a Business and Success Coach, Anna helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and their teams strive for business success and personal lives without feeling stuck, overwhelmed and burned out. She ensures that they have all the essential tools and resources for development, growth, and success.

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