I'll Get There Soon.
I've recently come to the realization that the more active you are within the WA community, the higher your rank becomes. I am currently at Rank 213. I hope to make it into the Top 200 this weekend. Now, I understand that a higher rank has no monetary benefit, nor does it have a direct correlation to my success (or lack thereof).
What it does do, however, is give me a sense of accomplishment. My rank shows that I have been engaging in the community, that I have contributed by answering questions, and that I have earned my rank.
Everyday I get up and I am grateful for the next 24 hours that I can spend anyway I like.
Gratitiude is happiness. Happiness is motivating. I am motivated to be in the Top 200. I may even motivate myself to be in the Top 100 or the Top 50. All I know is that I am grateful that my efforts are rewarded in the WA community. It may only be a number but it's important to me.
What's the secret to my motivation?
Everyday I think of 3 positive outcomes of achieving a higher rank. I think about what I'm planning to accomplish today. I don’t worry about what I think is holding me back from accomplishing it. Instead, I focus on the positive things that will happen once I get it done.
1) I’ll learn something useful.
2) I’ll make myself and the community proud of what I accomplished.
3) I’ll get closer to achieving a higher rank so I can be an ambassador.
I make sure I focus on the 3 most important outcomes.
What motivates you?