Category Archives: spokes

Types of Motivators (Needs and Desires)

My most important motivators are primarily intrinsic: Learning, understanding, research; examples over the past year are nutrition and blogging; A job well-done, meeting goals, focussing on priorities, being organized; Problems must be solved; Be the best that I can be; … Continue reading

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Motivation, Will Power – Is a Spoke Missing?

“The whole motivation for any performer is “Look at me, Ma.”~ Lenny Bruce, Controversial American Comedian and Satirist (1925-1966) Commitment or how intensely we stick to our goals is a function of motivation. Should we be considering motivation (or will … Continue reading

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The Mental Spoke: how you create your experiences.

The previous post ended with Mihaly Csikszentmihaly’s quote from “Finding Flow”: “Rarely do we feel the serenity that comes when heart, will and mind are on the same page.” Let’s look at the role of your “mind” in achieving this … Continue reading

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Fullness of Life and Flow

How do you feel when you really get your act together? Why doesn’t it happen more often? Mihaly Csikszentmihaly explores this in his book “Finding Flow, BasicBooks, 1997”. He defines this state as “flow”: Flow is those moments when what … Continue reading

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Life as Wheels, Circles, Pies, Domains and Spokes

How do we, or better still, should we spend out time and use our energy and resources? In Rule 9 “Constantly renew yourself.” Covey refers to four basic “areas” of life. These areas are unique groupings of awareness, knowledge, skills … Continue reading

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