The news media often makes money its top focus, which adds motivation for people to spend more, travel more and cozy up more to people of means. Sadly, dollars at your center also motivate you to chase green backs, more than character build, invent new innovations, or put other people first in ways that build better communities.
Focus builds motivation to act on its theme, and acting on focus rewires the brain for more of the same actions.
Leaders Motivated by Focus on Money – Often Act Against Real Riches
Today’s Democrat and Chronicle, spotlights this year’s top 50 NY lobbyists who spent $40 million last year to influence my state’s government. The result? Money motivated Albany leaders to favor a few lobbyists who ponied up millions to sway decisions. In return, my state steps deeper into debt daily, while most meetings end in gridlock, and people despair of service or growth from elected leaders.
How does your focus benefit you and your workplace? More important, how does your daily dream, motivate growth or prosper productivity?
If you see any lack – in improvements you attempt to lead –change what you zoom in, on and start a new neuron pathway toward success. Since the brain moves forward on motivation’s fuel and moves faster toward a clear focus – it’s worth the time to reposition your target.
Focus Can Motivate You toward Mind-bending Innovations
Focus on people’s value and you’re motivated to recognize and encourage colleagues at work. Talent grows and people tend to build more together for the good of all.
Focus on ethical leadership and you will surround yourself with honest, and reflective leaders. Trust grows and brainpower includes vision with values and purpose.
Focus on innovative change and you’ll find yourself coming up with new solutions to solve old problems. Change comes to leaders motivated to look at problems with solutions in mind.
Imagine, for instance if you focused on taming the amygdala to rewires for innovative solutions, for instance, rather than simply vent over problems.
Over at Mike Henry’s post, we read – “If people are going to do their best, they must be internally motivated” – (Kouzes & Posner). I’d like to add –
By changing your focus, you may well motivate your brain to:
21. Let it Go!