Back in the day, I used to work for a global manufacturing company that produced all sorts of highly-engineered products for cars and other motor vehicles.
As a process engineer, one of the interesting parts of my job was figuring out why things went wrong when they did.
When you’re talking about high-volume production in an extremely fast-paced, high-stress environment, things go wrong very, very often. And since problems cost the company a lot of money, learning how to avoid them is an obvious priority.
Finding the exact root cause of any particular issue was an essential part of the job because it allowed us to put systems in place to prevent those same (costly) issues from happening again in the future.
So what in the world does this have to do with motivation?
Well, it just so happens that the tools we used to extract the root cause of our everyday work problems are the same tools you can use to analyze your goals and motivate yourself to take action.
Let me show you just how simple it is to implement.