Subtitle – Motivation, and work that persists.
Someone will use the fork again after you’ve washed it.
Is it surprising that washing dishes is such a tedious chore?
A research study examined how motivation is affected by “meaningful” work. They used assembling bionicles to test it, so insert building pun here.
We assign value to the work we do.
We’ll be discouraged:
- If we prepare for a meeting and then don’t get a chance to present.
- If we highlight great points to consider, but then get blown off.
- If we’re passed over for the promotion we were expecting.
We know it’s true of ourselves, so we can assume it’s true of others.
We can live with an occasional idea or two that are cast aside carelessly.
Our idea or work doesn’t need to be used. It does need to be appreciated for what it is.
- A step in the process to something better.
- Acknowledgment that it’s a cycle and will need to be done again.
- And again, and again, and again.