They looked at what motivates people the most. What drives them to success? Why do people persevere in their passions despite obstacles?
Three things stood out:
- Growth: People who are successful have an innate desire to grow and constantly improve
- Autonomy: the value their independence
- Purpose: they have a calling and purpose. They know why they do what they do. They have a cause. They want to make a difference.
When I was in London, using the underground transportation, I hear a voice say over and over, “Mind the Gap” as the train came into the station (meaning people had to stand back; not too close to the incoming train)
How will you mind your GAP today? (Growing? Autonomous? On Purpose?)