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What motivation means to me

Personal Motivators

What motivates you

Psychologist agree there are now 5 fundamental mentions of personality types neuroticism, openness to experience , agreeableness, extraversion and conscientiousness. With these different personality types in mind each one engages with motivation differently depending on the path of life ( work, relationship, family etc) . As a keen observer of human behaviour and emotion I tend to agree that everyone can fall under 3 major motivational categories, the intrinsic motivator, visual motivator and  process motivator. I have discovered only 3 thus far! Though in my time in the defence, bodybuilding and personal training I do believe people can also be hybrids of 2 of them. I truly understand the value of acknowledging what motivational type I was, and from that I was able to draw on it during phases in my life that I wished to achieve a set goal.

If you can take a moment just imagine if you could pave a clear path to your goals no matter what and have the hindsight to establish which motivational category you fit, perhaps it is a visual motivator so you surround yourself with positive successful friends for the prospect of energy and flow. This may in tail frequent visits, posted images or you tube viewing. Or maybe you fit the bill for intrinsic motivator, suddenly you begin to spend time soul searching at the edge of  a cliff with an amazing view closing your eyes and just thinking of where and what you have to do to get your goal (You challenge every notion of who you are , though know you must be better than you were yesterday).  Finally after careful consideration you have come to the point that process motivators is your club,  so you go on to write down the plan and deadlines to accomplish every task to get there.

Regardless we are all triggered by motivation in a given way, and in my book the “Overpowering of the negative mind” I delve further into these motivators . Below is a little snippet from my book.

Intrinsic Motivator

what motivation means to you

Job association 

  • Graphic designer / engineer / priest / teacher / instructor / coach / personal trainer / physio / chiropractor / SES / Artist / architect / photographer / business owner , entrepreneur / Vet

 

What are your attributes /beliefs and values

  • Creative , spiritual , religious , family focused, loner, founder of motivation , great team builder, soul searcher.

 

Pre motivation technique

  • Intrinsic motivator types do a lot of contemplation, reflection and reason with thought and connected by emotional drive . To identify the motivation they must dig into a deeper meaning bringing together a holistic side that may not always be a reality .

 

Attitude

  • They have a Can and will do attitude inspired by a justification, meaning, purpose and symbolism. Often swayed by influence and stubborn by choice.

Motivational strategy

  • Intrinsic motivators seek a can attitude derived from a sense of purpose and a will to proceed on a set path. They will do what ever it takes to achieve the goal and will endure and thrive throughtout the process learning through success and failure .
  • They often thrive independently and enjoy there own company and challenge themselves .

 

Motivational aids that best suits you 

This motivator type is centred around the heart and driven by emotional reasoning. Intrinsic motivator types ( human connected ) work with help aids that are mind, body connected and focused around symbolism and meaning involving a emotional backing .

 

Visual Motivator

What motivation means to you

Job association

  • Firefighter /army/navy/airforce/ police / government groups / council groups / team althletes –AFL/NRL/Soccer/Hokey etc/ trades men , builders , carpenters , plumbers , mechanics , boiler makers

 

What are your attributes /beliefs and values

  • Follower , team inspired, practical by nature, observer, motivated by others , great team player, adaptable , go geters, competitive .

 

Pre motivation technique

  • Visual motivator types are often inspired mainly in groups/teams and partnerships to be with someone or to view someone is a strong motivational driver for this personality type.

 

Attitude

  • They have a Do and when attitude inspired by others and through practice and simple instructions gain a clearer understanding . Little technicality and processing they more enjoy to get out on the field then sit on the bench. There is little planning but are fast learners and will often adapt the game plan as they move forward, though can easily be thrown off course, de motivated and distracted .

 

Motivational strategy

  • Motivational strategy : Visual motivators Do through observation and often will ask when to perform. Strategys and plans are often handed down and abided by, so guided they can achieve anything .
  • They often thrive in group environments, like to challenge other people and have a winning attitude .

 

Motivational aids that best suits you

 

This motivator type is only engaged when seen (eyes) they require on going support and reassurance, there direction is a guided one with limited independence or innovation. The help guides that work best for this personality type is simple expressive instructions with image display for obvious understanding.

 

Process Motivator

What motivation means to you

Job association 

 

  • Doctor/pilot/ surgeon / military officer and commander / corporate sales, managers/ lawyers / judge / SAS / police rescue / hazmat / explosive expert

 

 

 

What are your attributes /beliefs and values

  • Perfectionist , calculated , independent, enjoys challengers , disciplined , decision maker , leader, reaseracher . speacialist.

 

Motivation technique

  • Process motivator types are inspired by goal sets points , planning and identified risks and rewards. They are the master of the set piece and often are intolerant of failure and are hard on themselves if success is unattained .

 

Attitude

  • Related to motivation they have a How and what attitude, inspired through a planning process that is written and re visited on a daily or weekly basis to ensure 100% adherence.

 

Motivational strategy 

  • Motivational strategy : Process motivators understand How the goal will be achieved and understand clearly what tasks , plans and effort is required to get me there
  • They often thrive in group and independently but don’t like taking orders and will only contribute through a deeper understanding and analyzing.

 

Motivational aids that best suits you 

This motivator type uses a analytical process I like to understand it as the brain approach, out of the 3 types of motivators this is least emotionaly connected. Only through a reason and action with what steps are taken and an indepth process of analyzing and planning will they commit to a goal . The help guides that work best for this personality type is a descriptive, clear and flow or system like structure, defining a process from point A to B with no drawn pictures.

 

Taking this all into consideration have you discovered what type of motivator you are ?

 

Here is a link below to a you tube clip, that you can see these disguised motivator types I have mentioned above.

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