What Motivates You

Summer is winding down and with Fall on the horizon, now is a good time for reflection. How motivated are we to make our best life and what motivates YOU?

When we started Beksan Designs, as two sisters, we were motivated to keep our heritage alive while bringing unique, beautiful jewelry and accessories to people like you!  We love what we’re doing and that continues to motivate and inspire us as we create new designs.

What Motivates YOU?

Your motivation may well change from hour-to-hour, day-to-day and through life.  As this happens your needs, wants and goals change and evolve. It is important to assess what your dreams are on a regular basis. 

When thinking about what motivates you to perform a certain task, think about both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators– if you have trouble getting motivated to perform certain tasks it may be helpful to write them down and list the motivators for each.

Obligation motivators can be very powerful.  Believing that we are supposed to do something can be very important for our motivation to complete a task! Obligation comes from our personal ethics and sense of responsibility/duty, what is right and what is wrong. 

Personal motivators can help us set goals that provide both long-term direction and short-term motivation.  Goals help us focus on where we want to go with our lives.  They can be a way of using our knowledge to manage time and resources so that we are better able to focus on making the most of life.

Life Goals Change With Time:

Our circumstances and priorities change through life, and we realize that what we wanted at age 19 might not be the same thing we want age 45 or 65!  When thinking about your current lifetime goals, try to make them exciting and base them on your strengths.  If you need assistance to figure out your strengths, check out Strength Finders 2.0 book. (http://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Tom-Rath/dp/159562015X) Remember to make your goals relevant to you, SMART, and ultimately achievable. 

Making Your Goals SMART:

Start small and remember to make your goals and sub-goals fit the SMART criteria. Goals should be:

  • Specific – make each goal specific, so you know exactly what it is.
  • Measurable – make each goal measurable so you know how you are progressing.
  • Attainable – don’t set impossible goals, make sure each goal and sub-goal is attainable.
  • Relevant – make your goals relevant.  Ensure your sub-goals are relevant to your life goals.
  • Timed – set time-limits or deadlines for when to achieve each goal.

At Beksan Designs we are motivated by our goals to offer you handcrafted, original jewelry and accessory designs. And over the last 7 years, we’ve taken small steps to reach our goals! Let us know what you think about what we’ve shared here--hope it’s been helpful! .

Adapted from:  http://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/self-motivation.html

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We hope to see you at an event this month! If not, you can shop @ www.beksandesigns.com !


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