The best of intentions can be crushed without motivations and if you don't have a pep in your step, well, let's just say that you've lost even before you've started. However, before you think that this is the end of the world, there is a lot you can do to train your mind to do achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
Completing a challenge is rewarding to men
Two words, 'tough goals' is what really motivates men says a study from the Department of Economics at Leicester University, rather than wads of cash. Social scientist Samuel Smithers revealed that the men who answered the survey showed a certain correlative pattern among their results; the higher the target, the more questions answered. This suggested the fact that completing a challenge is as rewarding to men as getting money for doing so, proving that money isn't always the answer to spurring employees to finish their projects and assignments. Smithers said, "There is an incredible increase in output without the need for extra monetary incentives. This increase was due to an increase in both the speed and accuracy of the participants in the goal groups."
Monetary gains don't always help men
Another way to motivate yourself is to find some friendly competition, whether it's your spouse, sibling, friends or co-worker, a small dose of healthy competition never hurt anyone. It not only pushes men to do better, but it also gives them a source of inspiration to draw from. Another study revealed what really motivates men and the top five were; to succeed, honesty, respect, personal power and to be heard. Again, monetary gains don't help men as much as these factors do and therefore, this proves time and again that companies can only entice employees with money until a certain point. If they aren't being heard, don't feel that they are becoming successful and gaining respect, no money in the world will make them stay; companies, take note.
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