An infographic helps to explain why understanding what makes you tick is essential to finding the right motivation
By Jack Leeming
Some scientists say that lab work can be really boring (even if boredom is interesting), and, when facing deadlines and lots of work with not enough time, motivation can be in short supply for scientists — especially as we all retreat from once-fresh new year resolutions.
That’s why learning how to properly motivate yourself is essential to a scientific career. Not everyone abides by their to-do list, or courses chronologically through their email inbox. Find your own way to do what you need to get done in good time.
The below infographic — produced by a media agency and licensed for free to the blog — might be a good source of inspiration to find your own motivation. It is far from comprehensive, and is only a starting point in identifying motivational lodestones — not everyone can fit themselves neatly into one of four categories.
Nevertheless, working out what drives you is important, and this is as good a place to start as any. Take it away, infographic!