Just as our body needs basic food groups, air, and water to survive, we also have three very big and very basic needs when it comes to motivation.
If we want to change our behavior, shedding an old one, accepting a new one, or adjusting one we’re going to keep, these three needs must be met or the change just won’t stick.
Here are those needs and what to do about them.
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A problem is those without competence lack the ability to perceive the lack and tend to overestimate their ability, while competent people with the ability recognize their limits tend to underestimate themselves. (Dunning-Kruger)
While I agree with the premise that it is only necessary to believe to achieve, that only goes so far. A balance must be struck—not only among the three, but to the level of belief vs. reality. If the latter gets too far out of whack it can lead to isolation and self destruction.
So of the three, I would say the most important would be Relatedness. Rely on it to keep the other two in check.
Relatedness does seem like the top suggestion to be on the right track. It helps in the journey. Thanks for your observation.
So “Whistle a Happy Tune” …. aka make believe your brave and you may discover you’re actually as brave as you think you are. :)
I thought this was really interesting because it reminded me of a theory I heard about why people get tattoos. I wish I remembered where I read this but someone was proposing the theory that all tattoos, from the beginning of time to today, are the product of three very human needs: 1. survival, 2. individuality, and 3.belonging. Survival refers to tattoos are done to honor someone who has passed. By keeping their memory alive, on our bodies, we in some way allow ourselves to believe that we live beyond our death and somehow negate our own mortality. Individuality refers to tattoos that attempt to separate us from the pack, and make us feel unique and special. Yet, even tattoos that mark us as individuals, also simultaneously group us with likeminded individuals, allowing us to feel a part of a community (belonging). It’s interesting that those three basic human needs seem so strong that they can motivate us alter our bodies and lifestyles, wether through tattoos or through personal goals for change.
Really hits home — Three words and a rule is how my life goes on — they are: Attitude, Perception, Curiosity and the “Golden Rule”. Your description fits right into my way of seeing and living in this wonderful world.