I've been thinking a lot about motivation lately. Mostly about how to motivate myself.
The first thing I have to figure out is WHAT motivates me?
We had this conversation at dinner tonight where I asked my family what motivated them more: the negative or the positive?
If you wanted to lose weight, would it be better to put a picture of you on the fridge looking skinny or fat.
As an athlete do you respond better to positive or negative reinforcement?
If you want to do well in school, do you think about the good marks you've gotten or the bad?
As a writer, do you feel more motivated when you read some of your worst writing or some of your best?
It was a toss up, a few thought that putting the fat picture up would motivate them not to eat, whereas others thought remembering that they had been skinny once would help.
I'm still torn about what motivates me more, but I do think I'm leaning toward the positive.
What about you? What motivates you more?