Every couple of days I scour through the archives of www.lifehacker.com for some insights and tips to make this life I have just a little better. Amazingly, I am never left without something new to build into the reboot that my existence is going through and today was no different.
You see, I am a very self motivated person. I don’t really get a kick out of making more money or promotions (all though I won’t turn them down if offered). I prefer to strive to make myself the best that I can be. This is a progressive change and not something that I see as really possible with an overnight transition. That is why, back in May of 2014 I set forth to build a new and better Krispy in 12 months. So far, I am far happier than I have been in years, I have lost more than 50 lbs and feel healthier than I have in decades…but I still feel the tinge of boredom at work…as if I am better than the position that I am in.
This is not a slight against my employer…I needed the Grand Reset and an opportunity to destress my life from the constant Sales Process mentality that had become an integral part of the biggest failures that I had experienced in my adult life.
Today on LifeHacker though…I found a re-affirmation of some of the key principles that drive me to be self motivated and constantly fighting myself to be the best that I can be:
Daniel Pink, author of Drive, highlights the three main factors that drives everyone:
- Autonomy: the control you have over your work. The more you can control what to do and when to do it, the more motivated you are.
- Mastery: the sense of progress you get. The more you think you are getting better at what you do, the more motivated you are.
- Purpose: the meaning you get from your work. The more what you do matters to you, the more motivated you are.’
So in this process of building a new me, I can’t forget what made me who I am. The new me, is not going to be different…just better. For me it is not about breaking everything that my past has brought to me…but affirming and building upon the positives while limiting and eliminating the negatives.
What will you do today to build yourself up?
How will you be better tomorrow than you are today?
What can you change, incrementally in your life…one step at a time that will empower you to be a better you?