For Today, Ask Yourself: What are some of my Pride and Hot Buttons? Which Pride Button will I focus on this week when a Hot Button gets in my way?
“Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.” Unknown
My grandfather used to say, “There’s two ways to motivate people: know what makes them tick and what ticks ’em off.” It’s a simple equation; we just have to abide by it for ultimate results. The things that make us tick are our Pride Buttons—they make us feel happy, safe, and confident. In contrast, our Hot Buttons make us feel angry, frustrated, or afraid. Do people know where your buttons are? Sure! Especially when they’ve pushed them and gotten your heated response.