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Die Belohnung ist nur für die Mutigen. DE

Carmen López

Psychologist. Master in Human Resources.



Looking for talent doesn't mean that you have to read a lot of curriculums, but to follow the trace it leaves: An excellent work. Because the most important thing is not what you learn, or the companies in which you have worked in. The most important thing is what you do. 

You need five things to make your work exceptional: Energy, focus, time, creativity and an total commitment to quality. 

Behind these five pillars there's just one thing: Motivation. Motivation is the difference between the world champion and the second classified. Motivation makes a runner run to the finish line when he has no more stamina left, a climber reach an impossible summit, a creator fight against himself until his work is perfect. With motivation you find time where there's no more time, motivation keeps your energy level and your focus at the highest level, and makes you see the world differently. When you are motivated you are capable of throwing away an almost finished work and starting it again until it is excellent. 

The motivation is generated by the necessity. It's clear: If someone is hungry, no doubt he will put all his mental, physical and time resources to satisfy that necessity. The necessity is the motive; the necessity shoots the motivation up. This isn´t new. In the 1930's, Abraham Maslow proposed a theory about the human needs. According to it, the people who mobilize their resources do it on account of a necessity: Eating, sex, money, belonging, acknowledgement or self-realization. 


But to find the source of Talent we have to look beyond the necessity. There´s no doubt that the physical needs subjugate the rest: Hunger, thirst, to avoid pain... but in developed economies, these needs are very often covered. Most of the people are motivated by the superior needs in the Maslow Pyramid: Money, power, belonging, freedom, acknowledgement or self-realization. And how the marketing experts and the sales people know very well, the needs can be created, changed or slanted. You just need to control one thing: the beliefs. If someone is absolute convinced about something he becomes unstoppable. 

The beliefs are the origin of everything else. 


Gute Gelegenheiten sind wie Züge. Sie kommen und gehen. Für alle. Aber nur wenige steigen ein. Es gibt vier Hauptgründe:

1. Die Menschen sehen den Zug nicht (sie erkennen Chancen nicht, wenn sie sich ihnen stellen)
2. Die Leute haben nicht das Ticket (Sie haben nicht die Fähigkeiten, diese Gelegenheit einzulösen)
3. Die Leute denken, der Zug sei nichts für sie (Sie haben ein geringes Selbstwertgefühl)
4. Die Menschen haben Angst, einzuspringen und ihr Leben zu verändern. (Sie wollen nicht wirklich die Opfer bringen, um das zu bekommen, was sie wollen)

Gelegenheiten sind nicht das Problem, um das zu bekommen, was man will. Aber Sie könnten es sein.
Halten Sie Ihre Augen offen. Seien Sie bereit. Glauben Sie an sich selbst. Springen Sie rein. Und arbeiten Sie wie verrückt.
Die Belohnung ist nur für die Mutigen

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