The Journeys of Life Series: Finding Motivation From Within
What motivates you the most, what motivates you the least?
Those were the two questions we started the introduction round with on Saturday night, with a lot of interesting answers. What motivates a lot of people seemed to be making a change and doing what makes them happy. Also, a very nice answer was "I am motivated when people around me smile and are in a good mood". The two things that demotivates people the most is being stuck in a routine and not being appreciated for what they do.
After this, we had a little competition. The goal of the three groups was to find as many ways someone can be motivated as possible. In the end, all groups combined came up with over 40 ideas! Here are a few:
In the end, we answered three very important questions for ourselves:
1. What do I want to do?
2. What do I want to have?
3. Who do I want to be?
These questions help us get a clearer understanding of where we want to go and who we want to be.
Everyone chose one answer they wanted to focus on for today, and the formed two circles. In these circles, everyone had 3 opportunities to be motivated to achieve their answer by 3 people, as well as to be the motivator for 3 others. It was great to be able to be in both the roles of the motivater and the one being motivated.
So that everyone could take something home, we wrote meaningful compliments on colourful strips of paper, and everyone got to take one at the end of the evening.
All in all, it was a great meetup. Thank you to everyone who came and made it amazing. I am already looking forward to the next one!