Athena Posted July 31, 2016 Report Share Posted July 31, 2016 A couple of really cool things happened recently that were are like a push to learn and re-learn knowledge (and practice it too) on two subjects of great interest to me. Yet, and while I am asking this for me, it might be helpful to others here too: As some of you said it CAN take years even to monetize it. So I THINK one of the qualities of being entrepreneurial especially in the early states and maybe even for a while, is to have high intrinsic motivation and what that means in THIS case is that you are not ONLY motivated by the "external" rewards, such as the money and success, but also you can enjoy the INTRINSIC motivation; in this case the love of learning and building on the knowledge for its OWN sake etc. I kind of AM a "life-long learner" anyway & these two things happening make me think hmm maybe I AM on the right path here, but what are some ways to increase that? That tenacity to keep learning, to consolidate knowledge and experience even if it takes a LONG time to monetize that knowledge? I actually DID make a LITTLE money in the past from some of it, but only enough to cover the costs of a course I did on some of it. Still. That's something :-) And to be honest, some of the things in George's Conversational Hypnosis book and courses have ALSO helped me make a little money! So I HAVE had SOME of the extrinsic stuff already ;-) But I THINK as driven as entrepreneurs are to succeed, to make money, to be recognized as a leader in their field and so on, for some of us, there HAS to be that...finding the joy in the journey, getting excited about learning new knowledge and so on and I think patience! I certainly have SOME of this, and I DO have passion towards those subjects that I will be re-learning and building on my knowledge and experience in anyway and they fascinate me, how can I and anyone else wanting to increase this, increase it? Kinda like what Jerry was saying in that thing about setting goals that are not necessarily about outcome but might be about for e.g. the action? OK here's an example around what he said, like me finishing reading the book I already have and writing/typing out the main parts would be an action-based action. As well as USING them. Even if for free. Using them to get the knowledge and experience. Does what I am saying make sense at all? I guess it's like training for a marathon. You don't know if you will win the marathon but committing yourself to the training, committing yourself to TRY and really GO for it. And finding ways to enjoy the training too. Yes, eyes on the prize can certainly HELP and is ALSO advisable but I THINK finding ways to enjoy the "training" is really helpful in not giving up. So I think part of what motivates IS focusing on those extrinsic rewards, how it will feel to get the money, the acclaim, the success and so on. But also I THINK it can help increase your patience along the way to ALSO find a love of the journey itself. I think BOTH types of motivation - extrinsic AND intrinsic - are important on the road to entrepreneurship or they, well they CAN be. You don't HAVE to have both to succeed, actually, but I would still like to know how to increase my intrinsic motivation and love the journey itself. Cos I know it can be a fun ride. (And part of me DOES love the thought of my smart self getting even smarter and increasing those neurological connections!) Renato cavalo 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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