Definition: Ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from other people or situations. People with self-motivation can find a reason and strength to complete a task, even when challenging, without giving up or needing another to encourage them.
Self-motivation is a power that drives us to keep moving ahead. It encourages continuous learning and success. Self-motivation is a primary means of realizing our goals and progressing in the corporate world.
Yet, in today’s fluid corporate structure, self–motivation is not always restricted to SELF. It’s not confined within. Often it needs the right environment to sustain.
Self-motivation is not a characteristic trait but a lesson taught very young. Remember when you wanted a special gift and the gift you thought might be linked to your school grade? What did you do then? You motivated yourself to work towards improving your grades to measure up to the gift you wanted.And somewhere along the way, your parents, your friends played a role to help you achieve that result.
Today this is what needs to be understood in every Corporate. Managers need to address self-motivation as a life skill that is not always stand-alone. A self-motivated employee most definitely looks within himself first but may also reach out to colleagues, assistants, and bosses etc who can facilitate his/ her achieving the organizational goals through self-motivation.
Are we paying heed to it?