As quoted from Wikipedia ‘Motivation is the driving force that causes the flux from desire to will in life.’
One question which is often asked in many interviews is the ability of the person to motivate others. To motivate a person to perform a certain work in a certain manner on time line basis and get the results expected is of great challenge and is an art of management. It includes the basics from motivational words, ‘tap on shoulder’, observation, incentive achievement, leading by example to getting a little ‘harsh’ in behavior (sometime negative motivation also works out!). Be genuine and the team member will definitely be motivated.
The organization often seeks for a team leader who has the ability to motivate the team members to constantly believe in the goals (coordinating with their own goals) and achieve it in a phased manner. The team being efficient is not enough, there has to be someone who co-ordinate the team by his motivational techniques for organizational goal achievement.
Motivation is not only meant for high end organizations. The term goes to the time any act or decision was made. Baby’s first walk is a motivation received from his/her parents, the development in school where the child talents are developed and brought out are classic acts and results of motivation. Achievement of every kind has some factor of motivation attached to it. The motivational concept depicted in the Hindi film ‘Taare Zameen Par’ where a child suffering from learning dyslexia is motivated by his teacher (played by the ever talented artist Aamir Khan) is a great example to remember. The classic example of the spider trying to weave its web with continuous efforts and in spite of its failures to weave many times can be inherited in our daily life. Check the surrounding- It is full of motivation.
I believe sometime fear and pain also act as a great and real source of motivation. Competition may also form a major source of motivation. Self motivation is the best source in which the person himself on his criterion places the targets or goals to be achieved and works earnestly with great enjoyment to achieve it. As said by Napoleon Hill- ‘Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.’ When we are ourselves being self motivated, everything in the world can be achieved and there is no restriction to it.
Motivated to blog and blog constantly by self and my dearest wife.