See outcome 4 in research folder for more information
What have I done?
I have taken a series of motivational tests and experiments to test out my strengths and weaknesses, most of which are recorded in my research folder. However I did find an interesting online test that some may wish to follow that highlights your strengths and weaknesses with a degree of accuracy. My biggest flaw apparently is keeping my levels of concentration sustained on a level that I would like. I agree that I do find this difficult at times that has little to do with personal motivation and more to do with any negativity I absorb. I am therefore better working alone at my one pace in a quiet environment.
What have I gained from this?
The ‘why’ is important when it comes to career or personal development. It isn’t until you have a better understanding of the ‘why’ that you finally begin to start caring about the ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘what’s next?’
What is next?
Internal motivation is one of the hardest skills to come by and built for folks that do not head towards self-help books on a regular basis. Realising that knowing what motivates you is something you need to know before you can use your strengths best. So I will be carrying out these online tests again to see if my strengths are improving or if my weaknesses strengthen during the course!