Vadim Kotelnikov    

Yin-Yang of Motivation

Fear and Desire


Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo   Business e-Coach  



Yin and Yang of Motivation Fear Desire, how to motivate, e-coach Vadim Kotelnikov



Yin-Yang of Achievement

Reflection (Yin): Quiet your mind; take a "helicopter view" of the situation...

Action (Yang): Motivate yourself; manage your attitude... More


Fear is a powerful motivator. Fear to miss something or face unpleasant consequences if you don't act are well known motivators.

You can also use fear to discover opportunities because the presence of fear often means that something unknown is about to happen, and with change comes opportunity. Embracing fear means embracing innovation. You cannot grow unless you stretch yourself and take exciting next steps into an unfamiliar territory. Every time you overcome fear you become stronger and learn something very important to be used in future. 

Use Fear to Motivate Yourself

Here is how you can use fear to motivate yourself and others. Create a miserable picture about your future life presuming that you have never tried to unlock your true potential and never achieved your inspiring vision of the desired future.

From that miserable state, look back at your today's choices and regret as deeply as you can that you cannot turn the time back in order to make the right decision and take the right action.

Now, return to the reality and do the things you just wanted to do.  >>>


Burning desire, aspiration and ambition can be a great motivator.


People may desire more achievements, more recognition, more freedom, more time, more friends, more wealth, more energy, more health, etc. All of these can serve as positive motivators.

Start with creating an exciting big picture of the desired future and nurturing creative dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs. Ask people how they think they could progress towards the stretch goals and the next level of their performance. Encourage them to do so and show confidence in their capabilities.  >>>