It's all about the 3 incentives .
I think it's all about the incentives that make you want to be successful. That make you push faster and harder, especially if you have a time limit, or set one. Below there are 3 but of course incentives can be wide and varied.
What is an incentive?
"a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something"
"a payment or concession to stimulate greater output or investment."
So, money is a good incentive. It makes us work longer and harder if we get more money for the amount of woerk we do.
Then in time it can push us to work for ourselves as daily living gets more expensive and its always a struggle to make ends meet.
Fear is a great incentive. I am not a runner, I don't like running at all. But if I saw that beast coming up behind me I would run. In the car, that accelerator would be trying to get through the floor.
Some types of fear don't give us an incentive, it just paralyses us.
A dream, something long held, always there being wished for, can suddenly be a massive incentive when the right opportunity arises.
It could be a dream for a business, to be a public speaker and inspire people, to change the world in some way or a great despite to save the planet.
Whatever the dream an incentive can suddenly appear that pushes you to make it happen.
Many years ago ......................
in a far off galaxy................. ....
Well 10 years ago anyway..... I started a craft business. The incentive, apart from loving to crochet was to sell a great heap of things I had made while ill and convalescing.
I admit that the internet or selling was not something I knew anything about. At that point I hadn't ever been on a social media platform, didn't know most of them existed.
I joined a selling site called Folksy which was UK based. I thought I would open the shop put the stuff in and sell it. Simple.
It wasn't. That was when I discovered how little I knew. It was.... challenging. But I learnt and moved forwards slowly. If only I had known about WA then.
Anyway, it took 4 years to actually make a profit, that was about average then for crafters. By that time I had gradually changed what I did and was researching and designing my next product. I had taken nearly a year to get that product to a point of selling it, honing and improving, selling the odd one, then a few more.
There is a point to this.... honest.
I was made redundant! I gave myself 8 months to make my business work and pay me a proper wage, otherwise I would have to find another job.
That was the incentive to work harder and longer than I ever had. But I did it. I wanted to earn as much as I had got from my job which I did and at busy times easily surpassed it.
What is your incentive to reach success?