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Does money motivate? The topic of Motivation came up in a discussion

cruss

Starting to get Involved
#61
No, you can't.

There's a number of interesting studies around that show this. Even people who won fabulous amounts on the pools/lotteries etc, often ended up miserable and unhappy within a few years. This belief is a false one.

i agree, but you are missing one thing : "artificial inteligence will never beat the natural stupidity"
 
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amanbhai

#62
Sometimes we have to motivate people to work on weekends by paing them more money. Is this the answer for question like Does money motivate?
 

howste

Thaumaturge
Super Moderator
#63
Sometimes we have to motivate people to work on weekends by paing them more money. Is this the answer for question like Does money motivate?
Sometimes it motivates people to slack during the week so they can get overtime on the weekends. Is that the kind of motivation we're talking about? :rolleyes:
 
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Vic de Beer

#64
It is with some amusement that I have read listings so far.:rolleyes:

My input into this quest for money or not ....:

3 years ago I had a major heart attack and to all intents.... died (flatline for 45 seconds):mg:. Medical technology got my heart going again.....

It was after the recovery that I realised :
Life is to short not to enjoy to its fullest .....
I started living and :
1) bought a sailboat.... I can pay for it while I am sailing
2) quit my full time job and started my own business... I can do what I love doing and do it when I chose to .... somehow I will make ends meet.
3) renovated my house.... why live in a house that I do not like the layout of, I can pay for it while I'm living in it.
4) eat healthier.... I've come to enjoy simpler, healthier food (and tofu isn't that bad either)
5) Stop worrying about money..... somehow, and this is now 3 years later, I feel better off than I did before and I somehow have money available when I need it....
6) buy a bicycle and ride rather than drive....smell the roses along the way.
7) think positive..... just when you think your are heading for trouble, things allign and it turns around....

Maybe I am sounding like I should be on Oprah, but try it.....;) it works :bigwave:
 
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Migre

#65
Maybe I am sounding like I should be on Oprah, but try it.....;) it works :bigwave:
Don't be concerned about sounding like you should be on Oprah Vic (though I'm guessing you're not the slightest bit concerned anyway!) - there's nothing wrong with sharing your positive thoughts and experiences with us all, even if some people in this life cannot appreciate such sentiments. It's good to hear some uplifting tales - congratulations to you and long may your life continue in this way. :applause:
 
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Vic de Beer

#67
Thanks Migre.
I found that life is far to precious than to waste your time hoarding money. Time flies and you suddenly realise that you are to old (and I don't think that I am that old:tg:) to even spend all the money you've acummulated, it just ends up going to the funeral home and the tax man anyway.:lmao:
So, what motivates me is LIFE and living it.:agree1:
 
C

CompleteNewbee

#68
I am only a Kid studying A-Level business but i believe that money is not a motivator.

Even if you get paid £50,000+ you can still hate your job and at the end of the day you will get paid the same no matter how hard you work. Considering the fact that you are getting paid in money, a little extra may be nice but a paid holiday would be better or even any other fringe benefits.

I feel that people are motivated by something that they may not necessarily get themselves e.g. a holiday or private healthcare.

My conclusion is that we always want more money which i agree with but it does not make you want to get up in the morning to go to work. In my personal opinion, anything that gets you up in the morning and makes you willing to go to work can be classed as a motivational factor.
 
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