The statistics are clear. When an employee is motivated, they are:
- 31% more productive
- 87% less likely to quit
And 70% of an employee’s motivation is influenced by his or her manager. The same could be said for parenting. So, since motivation is so important, how do we motivate the people around us?
- Vision is the best motivational technique. It brings meaning to the mundane.
- Our “why” reminds us of our purpose, no matter what it is that we are doing.
Do this quick assessment: What areas do you lack motivation or passion in? Your marriage, your parenting, your job?
Now, start by remembering the “why.” Why did you get married to your spouse? Why were you so excited to start a family and have kids? What benefits are your job providing?