You’re getting ready to bring in a motivational speaker. Someone who will really get the troops riled up. You know this is just the thing your team needs to get motivated.
Then, once the motivational speaker has left, your team’s enthusiasm and motivation return to the levels they were before the pep rally. Maybe their motivation level drops to pre-rally levels. This happens.
The Wrong View Of Motivation
We often think of motivation as a kick in the pants. Something to get us going. But then we find out motivation doesn’t last. Because of this, we believe motivation doesn’t work.
The late, great Zig Ziglar had a great quote about motivation:
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.