Motivation…What Motivates You?

What motivates you?  Do you get excited about going to work everyday?  If not, then why?

Are there certain things about your job that make it less than desirable?  Do you enjoy the work you do, just not the people you work with?

What motivates you?

Everyone always says that making more money does not always make employees happier, although I have found that most of the people who say that generally make considerably more than you.  It is similar to wealthy people who say that money does not buy happiness.  Are you kidding me?  Money can buy you a jet ski and who is not happy on a jet ski?  Of course that is an exaggeration, but making more money is not about being happy, it is about being able to provide for you family, save for retirement and provide some leisure activity.

Everyone will agree that it is hard to be happy when you cannot provide for your basic needs.  I also understand that your needs adjust when you make more money, but increases in salary tells the employee that his productivity is valuable to the employer.  There must also be an appreciation for your services.

None of that should motivate you, of course save the appreciation.  Your happiness should be of your own doing.  No matter what your situation, being happy is a choice.  I choose to be happy, what do you choose?  Enjoy!



About SQLGator

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Florida Gator, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on March 24, 2012, in Personal Development Plan and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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