Do you miss enthusiasm? Three principles ignite your love for work and learning
Money makes a person’s life more comfortable, that's right. But at some point, it will require more than money to be happy.
People who secure their lives from food, housing, and a secure job are certainly more fortunate than others who do not have the minimum amount of money to live in a human being ... but they are not necessarily happy or successful people.
Money at work becomes a motivational medium for relatively easy and routine businesses, which do not require mental effort or creativity. In these jobs, we work hard as long as we get a reward, but when it comes to being creative or solving problems, that's another story.
Money does not create creativity!
Daniel Pink, in his book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” says that when an experiment was conducted on two groups of children who loved to play (puzzles), it was found that children who were motivated with money, had lost their enthusiasm for the game compared to children who were left to enjoy the game and try it without Opposite.
The first group made money an incentive to play, so if they did not find the money, what motivated them to play? On the other hand, the second group kept its internal enthusiasm, because it plays love in the game itself and does not wait for compensation.
Here Daniel reached an important rule which is that when money becomes all our goal, we will do business superficially, and we will not care about the creative side, even if we love this work.
In order for us to reach the stage of creativity and offer something different, we need a more valuable motivation than money .. something that adds meaning to our lives, to wake up in the morning while we are eager to go to work. This is called internal motivation or self-motivation, and it is the desire and constant enthusiasm to learn all that is new, face your challenges, develop yourself, and innovate in your work or study. These people are always enthusiastic about work and creativity are not supernatural beings, as internal motivation can be accomplished in three steps:
The primary driver of the desire to learn or creativity at work is curiosity ... curiosity towards knowledge and the desire to always learn more. Feel that your field and your specialty is your favorite game that you enjoy.
This curiosity is born with us since we were children. It is nature in us, which appears in childhood, when we were always looking for an answer to things that seem to be intuitive for adults or when it arouses our interest in a game so we begin to disassemble and sabotage it and we are filled with curiosity to learn how it works.
But this curiosity is disappearing with a little maturity, which is not good by the way. We fear asking questions for fear of embarrassment, being described as stupid, or losing enthusiasm due to traditional teaching methods or a field of study or work that is imposed on us and which we do not like.
When curiosity flares up in you again, you will find yourself love to learn, because you will learn and do only what you love and what you find adding meaning to your life. The only solution in igniting that curiosity again is independence, independence in thinking, and in choosing what you learn or the tasks you perform.
In a study by psychologist Edward Dessy and his colleague Richard Ryan, they found that the employees who were given freedom of choice in the jobs they performed, in the form and layout they wanted and received praise from their superiors; They were more productive, creative, and higher in performance.
If you want to study a new field, feel free to study what you love, whatever the challenges. And if you work, choose only the tasks you want and do it the way you like, do not hesitate to persuade your managers in your own way, especially knowing that they will do better than they expect.
A person has a strong desire to feel superior and control what he does, this gives him a sense of self-confidence and distinction and adds meaning to his personality. This explains why we find, for example, language learning or playing musical instruments boring at first because we find it difficult to learn and feel like we can never do it.
Many of us hate a particular field because it is only difficult and he did not understand it properly, and when conditions or learning methods change, he may fall in love with this field and his passion becomes forever.
Success leads to success. When you find yourself successful, you will be excited by more seriousness and creativity. If you find it difficult to study or work, take a pause with yourself first .. Do you hate it because you do not understand it or because the working conditions themselves are bad? Or do you not like the domain yourself and have other goals you want to achieve?
There is another thing that you will not be hard on yourself; To be creative, you must give yourself the opportunity to know the taste of success in order to want more of it. Begin gradually and with simple tasks first.
Daniel Pink says: The task you choose should not be too easy to get bored and lose enthusiasm or be too difficult to dislike what you do.
In your work or study, do not rush and take tasks far beyond your capabilities, choose the mission carefully to be within the limits of your capabilities, but it has some challenges that develop your skills that do not detract from learning.
The tragedy of our generation that most of us do not know what the goal for which they live, seems dispersed, and lacks the enthusiasm to do anything.
Pink says that people who feel the value of what they do reach the highest level of creativity and enthusiasm for work. The goal is what makes you wake up early and face all the difficulties of life because what you do has a much greater value than making money at the end of the month or getting high marks on the exam.
This goal gives you the ability and patience to face all the challenges that meet you, to reach your goal, asserts Elizabeth Moose, a professor of business administration at Harvard University.
The goal is something that does not come by chance, and that comes from doing what you love, finding what you love, and feeling its great value for you and humanity. Man, by nature has a desire to prove himself and find a goal for which he lives, otherwise, he feels that life is ridiculous and has no point, and this is a very dangerous thing, making you lazy to do anything.