I was at the gym earlier and there was this guy who hasn't seen me in 3 weeks.
Upon seeing me arrive at the gym, he shouted, "Man, you've lost some serious weight!"
You could imagine the grin in my face. I must be doing something right.
Last week, my boss told me during our meeting that I was doing a fantastic job and that we are seeing some great results over the last few months.
As the head of the marketing team, I also thought I must be doing something right.
These comments and gestures of appreciation are the very things that motivate me and keep me going.
Because someone noticed (and appreciated) that I have lost some weight after more than a month at the gym, I am more motivated to make workout a lifestyle.
Because my boss appreciated what I do and recognized my effort for the company, I am more motivated to work harder and be the best marketing person for the team.
Maybe we just need more people who know how to appreciate and recognize other people's effort. Imagine a perfect world where every person does just that.
The world will be a better place.
How about you? What keeps you motivated?