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88 Days Until Summer - What Motivates You?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Days Until Summer.

Yesterday's tally:

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I'm counting down to summer and it's predicted we'll get some snow today. Ugh....

I'm going to keep today's blog short and sweet and share a link with you about what motivates people. Yes, I mean you.

Easier said than done sometimes.

It's actually none of those. And apparently, the money thing only motivates you if you are doing a repetitive, manual type task that does not require a lot of thought.

The answer is three fold, and it will surprise you. Or maybe it won't.

The animated video is 10 minute long, by RS Animation and is called

"Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us."

The short answer to what really motivates us (in case you don't want to watch) is:


Note money is not on the list.

According to the video, the focus on money to the exclusion of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose helps explains unethical behavior behind such corporate scandals such as Enron, AIG, Bayou Hedge Fund, World Com, Adelphia Communications and I could go on and on.

It might also help explain why we all chafe against rigid weight loss programs and why as much as we are in this TOGETHER, we are in this on our own, in so far as we HAVE to find what works for us (AUTONOMY), we have to become proficient in the elements of our health and wellness program (for example, MASTERY of cooking has helped MANY a Sparker get control of their food and their weight) and then PURPOSE.

I think the that last one, PURPOSE is what Sparking is about.

Sharing what we know and learning and cheering on others in their journeys. I know my husband can not for the life of him figure out WHY I spend so much gosh darn time doing this "unpaid internet content provider job."

Because I love it. I love writing. I love researching. I love sharing. I love learning from others.


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