Just when I started pulling together my thoughts, observations and findings for the Motivation Series 101 report, I realised that the first step in making a change for the better is all about raising ones awareness.

The report uncovered 7 mistakes people make at work that limits their motivation, performance and success but one of the elements that really structure me is that it takes that initial push or effort to take ownership for these mistakes in the first place.

One of the 7 mistakes is the whole concept of the “blame game”, blaming others for lack of performance.  In a work setting or even in our personal lives most of us can relate.  When something goes wrong, and something is always bound to now and again, as humans we often find it hard to actually take responsibility on how we contributed to that scenario. I can think of a number of times that I’ve done that myself.

In a working environment, when things aren’t meeting our expectations or we don’t feel fulfilled it is very easy to blame our environment or others for that. Although it may be partly true there is always something to making the best out a somewhat bad situation.  Raising our awareness to this fact and taking the control of the situation for our own happiness is important to day-to-day satisfaction, that’s for sure.

I’m really pleased that I’ve taken the time to compile this  report as I’m hoping it will make others realise (like it has with me) that we’re not all alone in these actions.   We are the majority however by raising one’s awareness to accept these facts as possible mistakes can help us to transform our futures for the better.