What is Your Call to Action?
What drives you to take action? A lot of people are inspired by the idea of meeting a goal, but are unaware of the motivational triggers that, once identified, can bring a greater sense of meaning to their actions. In other words, identifying what really motivates you can be the catalyst for meaningful change.
Below are ten motivating triggers. These are the drivers that inspire action, that energize you. Rate each trigger from one to ten in terms of its importance to you. Those with the highest scores are your main drivers.
Material Gain: Seeking possessions, wealth and a high standard of living. Material comforts matter to you.
Power/Influence: You like to be in charge and feel more secure leading than being led.
Search for Meaning: You are keen to feel that you are contributing to something larger than yourself.
Accomplishment: Excelling in a specific area, often requiring high levels of skill and specialist knowledge is very important to you.
Creativity: You enjoy working with your own ideas and talents. Original ideas often motivate you.
Affiliation: You get inspired by working with like-minded individuals and love being part of a team.
Autonomy: You thrive when you feel like you’re master of your own destiny rather than a cog in a wheel.
Security: You yearn to create a solid and predictable future.
Status: You seek to be recognized and admired by others – colleagues, family friends and neighbors. Achievement is extremely important to you.
Remember: There is no right or wrong motivation. It’s about finding out what drives you.
Source: Psychologies Magazine, December 2012, p. 49-50.