My top motivation factor is achievement. This means I want the chance to put my skills, knowledge and abilities to the test. I need to feel like I’ve accomplished something, maybe even something that will stand the test of time. My secondary motivation is support. This means I agree with or approve of someone, sometimes showing approval or support through action.
Achievement is something that has been accomplished, achieved or completed through effort. It’s successful completion; accomplishment. When driven by achievement, I look for ways to feel like I’ve done something. Whether it’s checking something off my to-do list every day or saving the environment, I’m motivated by the opportunity to fully engage the use of my unique skills, knowledge and abilities. I look for opportunities that let me put my talents into play and that allow me to feel like I’ve accomplished something, whether it’s at the end of each day or after years of hard work. Achievement always requires effort – sometimes huge effort – but the completion of a task, goal or project will make the effort worthwhile. When looking for jobs I’ll look for opportunities where I get to make use of my various skills and abilities and where I get to feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Support is to agree with or approve of someone, sometimes showing approval or support through action. To give help or assistance to someone and to promote interests or causes. A keystone adds the support that an arch needs in order to do its job, bearing weight. Like an arch, when given support, I gain additional tools that can help me perform my tasks at an even higher level of excellence. Support can come in many forms. Emotional and moral support can help me work through difficult times or difficult decisions. Training, education, job-shadowing, and mentoring are forms of support that can give additional experience or knowledge. Support can also come in the form of a physical resource such as computer software or hardware, state of the art equipment, a lunchroom or even a slide in the office. When at work, having the support of my manager(s) is also something I value.
I understand why I got these motivations and I believe that they are right for me. When driven by achievement, I look for ways to feel like I’ve done something. I agree with or approve of someone, sometimes showing approval or support through action.