Having worked with people for almost a decade, I have discovered that people rarely acknowledge that their slightest actions are motivated by their thoughts and environment. Indeed, the concept of motivation goes far beyond a desire to achieve a specific goal, as it expands to a person’s vision of the future and the effort one is willing to put into bringing this vision to life. Maslow’s theory of motivation stands that people’s needs and desires are prone to grow depending on the extent to which fundamental human needs such as nutrition and homeostasis are met (Grand Canyon University, 2018). Thus, once the majority of these needs are met, people tend to obtain motivation to reach for more complex goals.
As far as my motivation is concerned, there is a number of aspects that encourage me to work and accomplish various tasks. One of the crucial external motivation factors is the fear of failure, as I understand that my actions have an explicit impact on human lives. Professional growth and financial incentive are other extrinsic contributors to my motivation as a health professional, as reaching new heights in my career, as well as material rewards for my actions, justify the sense of achievement and encourage me to develop continuously. However, despite the importance of these factors, internal motivation plays a more important role for me. Thus, such factors as the sense of belonging to a community and responsibility for human lives are the major drives behind my work. Being a nurse means willingly accepting the duty to help fellow community members, and such commitment encourages me to do my best at work. Moreover, learning and curiosity are the notions that motivate me to work, as having access to new information makes my working routine more exciting and rewarding.
Grand Canyon University. (2018). Nursing leadership & management: Leading and Serving [E-book]. Web.