The Managing Director at 8 Global Solutions continued to share with me the fundamentals behind why people including herself, need to succeed:
1. We want to achieve success because it is a part of our life plans.
Success is strongly related with our life plans. We can distinguish certain milestones in our plans, like graduating, getting a desired job, starting own business or new relationship. Achieving these milestones are successes for us. Each of these goals brings us positive feelings and emotions because we know that our life plans are fulfilling and that we are making visible progress.
2. We want the output related with certain success.
In many cases we want to experience benefits related with the achievement of a certain goal. In our minds, we have a strong association between these benefits and a state when we are successful. This association causes our success to be desirable and enjoyable.
3. We love the taste of winning.
Achieving success is a very positive experience also because it adds value to us and pumps our egos. Achieving success is like personal victory. People. It is very natural. When two children play a game, each of them want to win. It is not important if there is any material prize. They don’t need any additional purpose. It is deep in our nature that we love the taste of winning.
4. We need stimulation.
Knowing that there is a purpose, a goal we want to achieve, it stimulates us to act. The more challenging goal, the stronger success feeling is related to it. This way, we can get a better motivation to achieve bigger goals and we get additional stimulus to self-improve, grow personally and learn to handle challenging goal.
5. We want to compensate lacks and failures from the past.
We all make mistakes. Failures are definitely not nice, but they are unavoidable in our lives and they should always provide valuable feedback. They also raise a strong force that will push us toward further goals. We lost, but in the end we want to win. This victory, preceded by many failures, can compensate all previous unpleasant experiences. This pattern is very often responsible for a reason why we want to achieve success.
6. We find success as a solution for our problems.
Enjoying success is a very positive experience. It can weaken the influence of other, bad experiences in our life. We often find it easier to act in one direction, when we expect success, while we avoid handling different, unpleasant problems in our life. What is important is that we are often unaware of this mechanism as it mostly works on unconscious level.
After my discussion or insight into what drives the Managing Director at 8 Global Solutions to succeed I came away feeling motivated to seek out success, that it was something I should not feel guilty for wanting. For all of us there is an element or need to win or perhaps a need to defeat another person and be the conqueror. I guess along the way events occur that diminish this greed, little by little this strength is chipped away and we just make do and accept what we have been given. Perhaps I will insight more conversations with the Managing director of 8 global Solutions to fire me up into striving for more, why should we settle? I too should taste success!