The one problem with the idea of motivation is that it comes and goes. You can get motivated in spurts but it often doesn’t last. Having solid discipline on the other hand is what helps you stay consistent. In the “it’s not a sprint it’s a marathon” type of way, consistency helps you win sometimes.
If you want to quell everyone you will have to be willing to go further than they are willing to.
When seeking a mentor to follow or leaders for your team you may want to throw everything else out the window when it comes to conventional evaluation and stick to one simple rule.
Do they have a track record of making great decisions throughout their entire life?
So much of life is critical thinking and decision making.
You probably know a few “smart” people that always do, not so smart things.
You may know some heavily educated people that constantly make poor decisions and give even worse advice.
All BS aside one thing seems to stay true.
Those that have a track record of poor decision making usually don’t change course. They are who they are.
Trends usually don’t change for these situations.
The next time you’re evaluating someone, really dig into how they rationalize things and make decisions before you jump in.