Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pursuit of Goals - Motivation

Bonnie St. John Deane

Winner in Disabled Olympics, Harvard and Oxford Degree holder, White House Official on National Economic Council

Who or what motivates you?

Her answer: "I motivate me."

Her method: Five step exercise.

Five steps

1.What are your payoffs? List down the benefits or rewards from achieving or completing the task.

2. Find deeper meaning in your goals. Find compelling reasons for completing your goal.

3. Get your dreams at half price. Find more goals which can be reached with the work that you are putting in for reaching this goal. Work with a friend. Develop a plan to achieve the goal efficiently with less cost.

4. Stop underestimating your odds for success: Underestimating your odds to succeed can stop you dead in your tracks. Believe in your success till the end of the task.

Err on the side of optimism. Spend less time with people who discourage you on the task or goal. But don't just believe in positive thinking. Investigate the odds, have a real confidence that they are within your teach and always work on improving the odds.

5. Change your real odds or winning or improving odds: Learn from people who have succeeded in reaching the goal before.


Ggl said...

Great article sir, can I have your email address please. Need to contact you regarding IIT - JEE.

KVSSNrao said...

You are welcome.


i loved it

your study plans are great.....
i am also studying for iit jee 2010
plz give me ur e mail add
need to contact u

mohan said...

great thats really a good way to plan u studies .
i know u stay in thane but where
i would like to be in contact with people like u.
i wouls also like to know in which inst. u teach

KVSSNrao said...

Thank you for the comment

I am a professor in the area of management. I stay in Hiranandani Estate. My email is already there above.

Pmaps said...

im currently a science student but im plannin to really hit the road for IITs ill be soon joining ull in ur conversation... wish me luck...