In a previous post, I talked about our three levels of motivation. I “have” to, I “ought” to and I “want” to. https://artcoombs.com/2018/05/01/we-are-all-motivated-on-3-levels/
Most wake every morning, not because they “want” to but because they “have” to. They “have” to take the kids to school, go to work, be at an appointment. Their day begins minding someone else or reacting to others demands. Translation; they are a slave to others.
Think back to an assignment given in college. When you left it to the last minute, you did it only when you “had” to. Be honest, it created massive anxiety, was not your best work, you didn’t learn much, and wasn’t fun. You only did it because you had to and in the process your mood was foul.
Now think of those classes and assignments you were jacked up for, and you were genuinely engaged. You were there because you wanted to be there. The assignments were exciting, stretching, and gratifying. In the later, homework was not drudgery, it was fun, energizing and you owned it.
Just like homework, life is going to happen whether you like it or not. Life is either happening TO you or FOR you. Wake early and meditate, read, exercise, write, paint… you get it. Be engaged. Do not start each morning a slave. Wake because you want to, not because you have to.
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Art has also served as executive vice president of business development and strategic initiatives for First-Source; CEO and founder of Echopass Corporation (the world’s premier contact center hosting environment, which was acquired by Genesys for about $110 million); CEO of Sento Corporation; and managing director and VP of European business development for Sykes Enterprises.
Art is a widely-published author of methodologies for BPO/contact centers, outsourcing, customer service, and technical support, and has served in leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, VLSI Research, and RasterOps.