Going the Distance in Life: Creating Something Bigger than Yourself

Going the Distance in Life

Going the Distance in Life: Creating Something Bigger than Yourself

Going the Distance in Life

Creating Something Bigger than Yourself

There are a number of ways to accomplish things. Before the task is done, there are a few steps. You have to figure out what you want to do, have a plan to do it, determine any materials necessary to complete the task, start the process, modify when necessary and then complete the process. There may be some other steps but I think you get the idea. The big question is “What is the benefit?” The benefit part always has some type of reward. It can be material gain, avoidance of discomfort and/or pain or just for the joy of it.
When thinking about a career, we often look at the material gain part. How much will it pay? What is the benefit package? What type of working environment is it in? All of these are based on certain conditions and considered “Conditional Motivations.” In looking into careers, these conditional motivations are one of the elements of choosing a career and what type of preparation we are going to make to be successful.
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Conditional Motivation is great in the short run. Yet when challenges come or the process becomes difficult or boring, there has to be some additional motivation or we crash and burn. “Crash and burn” comes in various ways, underproduction or burnout being two obvious results.
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The alternative is an internal motivation for a purpose larger than you, that larger purpose being something that you find fulfilling and worth the effort. Many people choose pretty difficult tasks in nasty circumstances yet they complete them and in the end enjoy the results. That type of motivation is considered “Intrinsic Motivation.” Conditional Motivation is good for short-term rewards along the way. The benefit is lost once received and spent. Intrinsic motivation is a stronger motivation tool because the benefit is never used up. It can be a strong memory or seeing the results played out on an ongoing basis.

Action Time.

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If you are a student, take some time to consider your source of motivation. Grades on a test or in a class are short term rewards and fade after received. They are great “Conditional Motivators.” They help along the way. Try thinking about the long-term reason for your studies and preparation.
Look for the big long-term purpose. For the visual types, try making a picture of the results and post it in an obvious place where you see it every day. For the auditory type, try making a short recording, put it to music and listen to it on a regular basis. For the hands on learner, make some physical object you can hold to remind you of the end you are going after.
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When challenged, revisit your Intrinsic Motivator to help go the distance. I would look forward to hearing what your motivators are and what tools you use to remind you of where you are going.

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Finding out what you were born to do: What are your strengths?

Finding out what You were Born to Do: What are Your Strengths?

I recently completed training on a platform that lines up a person’s strengths with potential careers. Well, to check the platforms outcomes I took the survey. Now before I give you the skinny, let me give you something to consider. Some of our personality traits are with us for life. Years ago as a high school teacher, I had a student with various leadership qualities. There were times when as an 8th grader, I felt she could have taken control of the class, had I let her. I recently had the opportunity to share an evening with her and some other students, and guess what? The characteristics she had then were apparent now.
Now, I just shared a story with you, didn’t I? In taking this survey, one of the character qualities that were identified was being a storyteller as well as a mentor. As I look back at my career as a teacher, it was a standard issue to get Mr. Rossitto to tell stories. If the students could get me off on that tangent, they might get through class without a new assignment or having to do some work. Things haven’t changed very much in that regard. Storytelling for me is a way to help myself and those I talk to, in order to relate to some direction we can both go together. I believe it to be an aid to the services I offer to my clients and makes the things I do a good fit. Going back to my school example, it also has weaknesses that can cause the strength to become a hindrance or obstacle for others and me.

Action Time.

What are your personality strengths? Take a few minutes to check out the site, www.livingmypurpose.com it will give you some background on the process and the output. It is a powerful tool to offer some baseline guidance in identifying your strengths and potential career paths that you may find fulfilling. With this understanding, you can develop a plan for seeking out college majors and then colleges that excel in those majors. I would look forward to spending time to help you work through the process.
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To Jump Starting Your College Life!

Coach Rossitto

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Purpose Drive College Preparation

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Purpose Drive College Preparation

 

In looking at systems in nature, I find things in nature live with a purpose. In looking at an ecosystem, each element has a function, perhaps many functions. They all live together to form the system. If you eliminate one of the elements, often the system continues. All the elements in the system will readjust to accommodate the change. If a major element is removed or dies, the system can potentially collapse and all the elements scatter to some other similar system or die themselves.
Now, that isn’t rocket science and I bet you were fully aware of it. Well, the reason for pointing that out is you and I have some set of unique purposes that are best suited for each of us in a manner similar to elements of a system. We and those around us function best when we are in our element. We are often frustrated or ineffective when working outside those purpose areas.
 Start with a Purpose
A starting point for students as they prepare to move toward college or a career is to first seek out the ways to determine their purpose, the things that they will naturally excel at. Once you figure this out, the next step is finding a career that you can best use your skill set in. Finally, you use college or a trade school to help hone the skills you need to be effective.
 Many adults have gone down a career path for which they aren’t well suited. For some, this path was at the insistence of a well meaning parent. For others, it was simply a lack of guidance or input from a wise counselor. There are some who by stroke of genius or luck, go down the right path and the results are amazing. I would like to help you be amazing.

Action Time! 

One of the services that I will be launching in the next few weeks is a platform that offers students and parents a means to help determine their strengths and skills. As part of our life coaching/ college prep platform, we will offer a series of tests that identify personal traits, behaviors and personality. We then work together to identify the careers and the colleges that can best meet their preparation goals and help parents structure their finances to make the process happen. I look forward to being able to showing you the ropes of this great platform and how it blends in with college preparation.

 

Want to learn more? Come over to our website specifically designed for college preparation.
www.lifeprepcollegeplanning.com

 

To Jump Starting Your College Life!

Coach Rossitto

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The opinions voiced in this material are for general information and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.

Securities and Advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor.  Member FINRA/SIPC

The LPL Financial Registered Representative associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: AZ, CA, MD, NY. TX