A must have quality for leader’s is the ability to be self-motivated. This happens when a leader knows they need to rely primarily on inward motivation and not outward factors. Other people and things can and should motivate us but it should not be our main focus. Because, the only person who can motivate you 100 percent of the time is yourself. Some leader’s understand this while others don’t.
Leader’s who rely mainly on other people or things to motivate them will be very disappointed. Just think about what would happen if the person you look to for motivation is having a bad day or week, what happens then? All of a sudden the leader is not being motivated because someone else is having a bad day.
The main point is that we can have other things motivate us but must have the ability to motivate ourselves, which is always an inward habit. Last week I wrote, 21 Ways To Motivate Yourself which will help you be proactive in being self motivated.
Question: What are some effects of a leader who is not self-motivated?