iLead w/Straine — It’s An Inside Job

Published on December 30, 2014

Motivation 1Motivation is the key to self-directed learning so regardless of how much someone tries to convince you of the benefits, you’re only going to go as far as you feel about it.  You must look at acquiring knowledge and achieving goals as an “inside job,” specifically in terms of:

Straine Tip:  By being aware of your emotions, especially those that hold you back from reaching your goals such as sadness, anger and fear, you can learn strategies to manage them.   You can learn to focus your thoughts on what is left instead of dwelling on what you’ve lost to overcome sadness.  You can learn to ask yourself what “right” was violated when your anger surfaces … is it really a right, or just something that you think “should” be one of your rights?  You can manage fear by redirecting your thoughts from the future to the present and identifying one task you can accomplish today, instead of imagining “scenarios” that may never appear.

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