Today’s topic: Motivation with progress
We need to be motivated to finish doing things. We use different ways to stay motivated.
Would our motivation change if we think that we are progressing even if it’s not true?
Yes! Even if there really hasn’t been any actual progress, if you believe that progress has occurred, you will be more motivated. Researchers set up an experiment. They gave a group of people a card to use when they buy coffee. Every time a person buys a cup of coffee a stamp is placed in the card. In one group they were given a card with 10 spots to put a stamp in. In the other group, they were given a card with 12 spots to put a stamp in. Two of the spots were already stamped.
This is what they found:
People with the 12 spots in the stamp bought more coffee than people with the 10 spots, even though they had the same number of spots to fill.
If you have a big project, work on it early. The stuff that you finished will help push you forward!
My cat rubs me with his body to show affection. This I thought was true.Like many cat-lovers, I used to interpret cat behaviors with human eyes. I thought my cat rubbed his body against me in order to be closer to me. I also thought it licked his fur after cuddling with me because I messed it up. That’s not at all what he was doing!
2018/08/01 (星期三) 00:10:03
Diana is excited about landing her first job at a major law firm. She has been to at least half a dozen interviews over the past couple of weeks. She is a lawyer. She graduated from law school about six months ago and she is really eager to start working off the debt that she accumulated paying for her education. She needs to pack up all her things and move to Chicago over the weekend. She is starting her life as a career woman.
2018/09/03 (星期一) 00:10:03
When you are picking team members to work with on a project, do you always pick those who agree with every opinion of yours? Consider for a moment the benefits you could reap from a team member who has a different vision. Sometimes when things go too well, we progress so fast we miss the blind spots. Friction creates conflict, which can be unpleasant sometimes, but friction can also be the ladder to greatness.
2018/08/07 (星期二) 10:04
One night we took 4 homeless people from the street. One of them was in critical condition. I knew I probably could not save her life but I still took care of her with what my love for life can do. I put her in bed and there was such a beautiful smile on her face. She took my hand as she said her last words, “Thank you.”
2018/11/15 (星期四) 00:10:03