OVERLAPPED LAYERS UNDERNEATH THE WORD OF MOTIVATION

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Every human being differs in certain ways and nobody grows in a way they wanted. So much so, their way of expressing also differs in speaking and writing. An article writer is different from a novelist. If you set out to write a short story or article, you must first choose from what point of view it will be told from. Is it first person or second person or third person point of view? When it comes to article writing, most writers prefer to carve-out script in the first person, and the case of a novel; generally one has to invent characters from a third-person point of view. In the first-person point of view narration, the writer is inside a personality's head; viewing and narrating the story unfold through that character.

My, this article is a first-person point of view narration. Where ever "I" is addressed, it is not me, deem it, it is a character. Maybe it could be me, you, or he or by any name.

(First-person plural) We learn things from yesteryears for today. We use experience-oriented wisdom of today for tomorrow as "Tomorrow" is the future. It means our every activity is directed towards the future. In the case of employees' activity, management gurus talk about Motivation.

During my consultancy active-years, I had practiced these techniques and was successful.

To apply motivational methods, we have to recognize the underlying structure or overlapped layers, those acts as foundational core-beds for motivation. If we do not understand this structure, our efforts to motivate others are going to be a pump-up speech on the bumpy mind-sets of novices and it is a futile exercise.

Motivation means an influential endeavor, yet it is a tricky beast to tame. Sometimes people get motivated and find themselves enfolded in a short-lived enthusiasm. And at times, it is almost incredible to figure out how to get motivated. In this case, people get trapped in a death spiral of procrastination.

Motivation is the mental power, which makes us prepared to do something or induce us to act towards a goal. Occasionally motivation is also the consequence of a random attempt and its action but not necessarily it is the intended causative factor for action. Maybe, this is a contrarian statement. But it is true and happens, of course not always. An example is: Getting on track by self-motivation, even in very small ways, is a form of dynamic stimulus. Initially, it produces self-positive momentum and we may get along to some extent then absent in halfway without completing the assigned task. That may be because of diminished motivation or lack of guidance.

This is relating to performance and behavior. Isn't it?

These two are internally generated and have an externally done-up relationship.

What is that internally generated loop?

If I can get a grip on this domino effect over my employees, possibly either I can get the best performance out of them or if not the best, at least good and sustained performance for a long time.

My next question is what determines the "Behaviour"?

Our education and erudition have conscious control over behavior. When education and erudition are added with experience, it is a topic of mental practice, simulation, anticipation, planning, reflection and rehearsal, reasoning, counterproductive effects, perspective taking, self-affirmation, framing, communication, and overriding automatic responses.

It is a psychological process? It is an automaticity of thinking and we call it simply "Thinking Pattern". This influences the behavior of employees or career-oriented professionals.

But where from this "thinking pattern" evolves?

The "thinking pattern" evolves from the "origin of feeling centers in the Human Brain."  So, I can say that "Thinking and Feeling" are circuits in the Human Brain and are unified able to filter a lot of information and help in decision-making. These two are interconnected in the frontal (prefrontal and anterior), middle (intermediary and also anterior), and back (posterior) sections of the cortex and the lower section of the brain particularly below the cortex (subcortical). "Thinking and feeling" work in a circuit to go backward and forward as a loop.

In this circuit, the dominant factor is the "Feeling" that makes our "Thinking" correct.

This is where Leaders and Managers have to pay attention to. They cannot simply motivate their subordinates with pump-up speeches. Hierarchical management has to concentrate on the "Feeling and Thinking Loop". 

If I as a leader or manager can convert my subordinates or employees' negative feelings into a positive feeling, then I am a successful leader or manager to change my employees' thinking. This results in correcting behavior towards a positive work culture.

Example: If employees are anxious or depressed or dreaded of the workplace, then the managers have to support employees and pacify their feeling of anxiety or fear or depression.

Lastly, leaders and managers must create passion in employees. Passion is the base for inspiration. Passion enhances effectiveness and escalates efficiency. These cascades of managerial endeavors create a positive attitude for a better future. Our life of tomorrow is the result of today's corrections to cultivate good behavior, good thinking, a consequence of properly piloted-feeling. 

So, shall I say "Yesterday is history, today is attitude and tomorrow is a corrected-future?”


Submitted: October 22, 2020

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