Motivation: It’s all in your head

Motivation: It’s all in your head

Don’t think about what you want to get done in terms of something you “have to do.” Begin thinking in terms of getting your work done because you “choose to” or “want to” accomplish something.

Science has established that motivation comes from a small section of the brain where neurotransmitters send chemical messages to the rest of your body. It’s these neurotransmitters that keep us alert, focused, and influences things like completing a project or going to the gym.

Dopamine is one of the chemical signals that passes information from one neuron to the next. But, here’s where things can get complicated; when your brain recognizes that something important is about go down, something that benefits you, dopamine starts to kick-in.

An easy way to get you can get dopamine flowing better is by setting incremental goals. When you complete a step, dopamine will stimulate the brain to provide positive reinforcement.

Inspired by: Entrepreneur - Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't, by John Rampton