Self-return is a quality of a person, manifested in the activity with the maximum application of effort, knowledge, skills, and mental strength. Depending on the scope of the actions performed, one distinguishes how self-giving manifests itself in work and love, in serving the homeland and playing, mastering the new and improving the existing one. Such an application of own forces at maximum speed is somewhat comparable to self-sacrifice, but has a limit of manifestation, then self-sacrifice has no boundaries (or rather, death can be its limit, as the stopping of all processes).

Self-return is an activity at the limit of one’s own abilities, produced unselfishly and, of course (here one can speak of sincere love or passion for work). Naturally, it implies a certain sacrifice for the sake of a chosen idea or person, but such sacrifice still has reasonable limits (guided by this feeling, you can give all the savings, but not life, time to sleep, but not half of the organs).

What is dedication

Hard work and dedication may look similar in terms of their external manifestation, but they will be distinguished by a person’s internal motivation. When working, there will be an expectation of the reward, and the harder and harder the work, the greater the expectations (it is not always a matter of monetary remuneration, perhaps it is earned reputation, favor of sympathy, increased self-esteem).

Self-reliance is a self-sufficient process, and a person receives a reward immediately while performing an activity (this is how selflessness looks like when an act is performed for someone and this in itself brings joy, or work is performed in pleasure and happiness, or satisfaction of other moral needs brings process, not final salary).

Another way of explaining the term self-giving through the antonym to egoism is quite common in religious applications, when the care of one’s own needs is postponed to the background (and sometimes completely handed over to the higher forces), and human activity is directed towards serving the higher forces and creating good for others, without expectations of gratitude and praise. Such asceticism and immersion in the process is inherent not only in religious concepts, but is also observed in any activity that engulfs a person. Often, in order to develop an idea, the well-being of loved ones, not only selfishness is overstepped, but the mode of minimum consumption is also activated. When all the basic resources are given to work, the idea, the person. This is a great spiritual force that nourishes motivation from within, and it is connected with sincere and demanding love in return.

To understand the essence of the manifestation of commitment, it is necessary to consider it not as a general concept, but in relation to certain areas of life. One can observe such manifestations extensively in cinema and literature, where the hero, guided by love or faith, accomplishes feats, renders the latter, suffers mockery and humiliation. All such actions have a common thing - the increased importance of a particular object in their own value system. But there are more mundane and more convertible manifestations of deeds of dedication.

Dedication in work has always been the most valued quality of an employee, because such a person is not just a good professional with high knowledge, but in every action he puts a piece of himself and worries about the result with his whole soul. Such a person never has problems with motivation, and if the work activity is led by dedication, then never time will sit for nothing, if only it ends quickly. On the contrary, such people gush forth with ideas, may linger to make an ideal or a little more than they should, they do not arrange boycotts due to payment delays, but begin to look for other ways to get common benefits.

However, hard work and dedication are not always able to bring joyful results, as it may seem at first glance, since professional activity includes much more aspects than motivation and enthusiasm. It is worth considering the level of a person as a professional, as a self-reliant, low-skilled specialist in his performance and utility is equal to a not very motivated, but highly qualified specialist. This can be compared with how a person will quickly and enthusiastically run without knowing the direction, while the other will reach faster, using the navigator without being in a hurry. Usually, in the work activity, the immediate result of the work is estimated, and not how much effort you spent and if you need to linger to meet the norm, then these efforts are unlikely to be highly appreciated. There is an option to direct your commitment not on empty air shaking, but on increasing your skills and knowledge, then you can talk about the positive impact of dedication.

This is an aspect of dedication that negatively affects the results, but there is also a negative for the person herself, who has a direct emotional involvement in the work process. If the event succeeds, self-esteem takes off very quickly and easily ascribe all merits (or most of them) to oneself, but this megalomania will quickly be put in the place of a colleague. It is much harder to fail, when a person takes full responsibility for failure, looking for his own mistakes for a long time and feeling the failure of the event as his own. To avoid such crises, it is worthwhile to be able to distinguish between your personal qualities and working moments, without merging even the most important thing.

Those for whom work is everything turn out to be an easy target for life's failures, since having lost it, they no longer have the support in mind of friends and hobbies. In addition, the deterioration of relationships with others, for which the activity is not so important, is characteristic - it occurs against the demanding attitude not only to yourself, but to others, with the only difference - others work without dedication for a very specific remuneration and their efforts are estimated in currency and not burning eyes.

What can lead to high dedication

In any of the options (even negative manifestations), dedication is a quality that can still be used in a positive and developing direction, you just need to give the correct vector of this large energy of intrinsic motivation. The presence of such a desire in a person is often encouraged and used, valued and promoted, but increasing relevance is the issue of increasing internal motivation, as an indisputable resource, because guided only by external incentives or intimidation, a person acts within a given framework, due to the norms, from motivation to motivation without contributing your own energy. Much easier, more productive and more creative is the activity of an internally motivated person who works without whips and gingerbreads from the outside.

In order to understand how to induce a person to self-giving, one should analyze his future activities and hobbies of a person. By simply meeting the interest of a person himself, one can significantly increase his motivation, because doing an interesting thing in itself is a reward, fills the resources of the individual. By reviewing the activity, including in it moments that are interesting for a person, one can increase the general level of his commitment.

If the need for an external impetus remains, then it is worth keeping it in constant dynamics (if the awards for the implementation of the plan are chosen, then they should be constant, and over time their volume should increase). But to provide motivating support for an ever-increasing material component at a certain moment becomes unprofitable or even unprofitable, and this is not the true basis for self-giving. Of external supportive factors, praise, recognition, public respect are excellent. For many, it is more important to get a personal recognition of the authorities in solving a particular issue than a monetary reward for it.

We all suffered traumas of rejection and devaluation, such praises and thanks are healing for the soul, and it is for them that people will try. If the boss is sympathetic to the employees and shows human qualities, then his requests will be fulfilled more quickly, and the motive of not leaving for more paid work may be the internal climate in the team. Thus, not so much working moments, how many personal relationships can increase commitment even in the workplace.

The ability to be heard and bring your ideas to the common cause helps self-giving, because when a person implements his own ideas, his motivation grows, interest remains active, and ideas develop even behind work walls. If you constantly tell people how to act, keeping them within the framework, then within this framework they will work, without dedication, but only within a specified period.

The era of external stimulation has long been beating in death convulsions, do not manage to manage dozens of people using external influences (bonuses and fines, letters and reprimands), now requires an individual approach and the ability to notice a person, remember him and call by name, greeting in the corridor. It is to the individual value that everyone strives in the era of averaging and depersonalization.