People who set goals and stick to them often share specific traits—and are driven by a set of key motivators.
Based on in-depth interviews with 25 professionals in fields ranging from medical research to astronomy to Wall Street hedge funds, researchers from Vanderbilt University and University of Virginia say there are eight key motivators:
1. Allegory: Figurative representations or abstractions that offer significant, consequential meaning. (e.g., comparisons to the Wright Brothers or the moon landing.)
2. Futurity: Allusions to the long-term impact and possibilities associated with the ultimate outcomes that may result from the realization of a long-term goal. (e.g., setting the stage for my children and grandchildren.)
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