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Get Motivated, Go To Work!
It’s been a long, tough winter, and as we tiredly await the first green buds of spring it can be difficult to keep morale up. Yet it needn’t take a change in seasons to reenergize your will to work – motivation can be found all year round with just a little self-knowledge.
Author Gretchen Rubin posits that there are four types of person when it comes to weighing our expectations of work. Each one responds to tasks, moods, and – yes – the seasons in a different way. Figuring out which type you are can equip you to power-up those motivation levels when you just can’t get started.
Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels make up the cast of Rubin’s world of motivation. An Upholder loves rules and orders, and will benefit from a pro-active schedule the prompts them not just to work, but to undertake specific actionable tasks.
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Questioners can bump themselves out of their rut with a little self-analysis, while Obligers need to learn to value their own time and effort above those who take them for granted. A Rebel can rekindle their love affair with work by introducing an element of experimentation, or asking for greater independence or responsibility.
To figure out which type you are and what to do next, have a look at this new infographic from QuidCorner – and prepare to turn over a new leaf.
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About the Author
John Cole writes on behalf of NeoMam Studios. A digital nomad specialising in leadership, digital media, and personal growth topics, his passions include world cinema and biscuits. A native Englishman, he is always on the move, but can most commonly be spotted in the UK, Norway, and the Balkans.