The reason they aren’t as inspirational as they would like is because of something they do and need to stop doing. Many of these behaviors are related to an excessive need for certainty, safety, and predictability.
You felt it was time for a new job. You applied for a higher level position in administration and were offered the position. Congratulations! It is celebration time but instead of feeling happy and confident, you feel intimidated.
To help doctoral students complete their dissertation, I have talked about the power of mindset and habits. Today I want you to reflect on ONE question that will ignite your commitment to finishing your work.
Some academic programs provide more support and accountability than others (e.g. cohorts) but ultimately, students’ ability to finish on time depends on their habits. Here is what the successful ones do.
There are six human needs that we all share, but at different levels. Once you understand which needs drive someone’s behavior, you can start speaking their language and advocating for ideas using arguments that will move them to take action.
Qualities in excess tend to create problems, concerns about other people’s opinions can lead you in the wrong direction, and adapting your behavior to influence people’s perception of you makes you look dishonest.