“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”
― Paulo Coelho
What does achievement mean to you? What does it mean to achieve something of value?
You decide to sleep in a little longer today than yesterday. There is really nothing calling you to jump out of bed and make something happen. It feels like there is no reason to be motivated and so a few more minutes pass by. Thoughts gather and dissipate in your mind, there is nothing that is inspiring you to take action and you wait, wait for something that will be energizing. Then in a flash there is something that gets you moving, it is something you forgot to do and now there is movement.
The motivation to achieve is something some people do really well, they are just driven to make things happen. For others this success mindset is much challenging to achieve on a regular basis.
Motivation to achieve is a force to do something you want and believe you are capable of doing. The barriers to taking action are low compared to the feeling of accomplishment when you complete the task. Things of low risk and high value are often easier to take on than things that have high value and high risk. Imagine trying to do something with low value and moderate risk, that is something that is pretty hard to start.
Achievement motivation factors:
1. An important goal or objective you want to accomplish
2. The value produced is high
3. The risk is relatively low
If you find that you aren’t moving towards a goal you have identified as important it might be because:
1. Success is not a habit for you (taking daily actions)
2. You don’t have the skills to make it happen.
3. The perceived cost/risk is too high
4. The goal isn’t important to you
5. There is no one holding you accountable
What is stopping you from taking action? What are the benefits of doing something today?
What do you want to achieve? What are you ready to commit to?