Where to Find Internal Motivation

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I read an excellent blog post yesterday from highly respected leader and author John Maxwell, and I couldn’t help but want to share it with you today. One line in particular really stood out to me:

 

“Leaders motivate themselves internally rather than depending on external incentives.”

 

Wow. That is such a great explanation of the distinction between true leaders and those who mostly just follow.

 

But are leaders always self-motivated? How do leaders maintain that kind of internal motivation that sets them apart from people who depend more upon external incentives?

 

Maxwell shares and explains three sources of self-motivation:

 

  1. Clarifying your vision
  2. Taking 100% responsibility for your life
  3. Charting a course for the future

 

Click here to read the full article on John Maxwell’s Leadership Wired Blog and to discover and leverage these critical sources of self-motivation in your own life and leadership.

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I am a leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about Leadership Excellence and Achieiving Greater Success. I am the author of the books Be An Inspirational Leader(2016) and Presidential Leadership (2013), and deliver keynote presentations on those topics and several others.

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