Are you a towards or away from person?  As I am going through my NLP Practitioner programme we keep discussing the issue of motivation and I have begun to notice more and more the language that people use to motivate themselves.  For example,  do you want to avoid getting into debt by minimising your costs or do you want to focus on achieving challenging income targets for the next six months?

Each of us has a preference as to how we are motivated so think about whether you like to aim towards something or focus on avoiding or getting rid of something.

Our motivation preferences are also linked to being proactive or reactive and lots of other elements related to motivation. I found a good website that summarises all of this so take a look.