2. Igniting Volition
(Challenge And Response)
- Volition is the intrinsic motivation for taking action.
- The challenge that should evoke a response from the responder are the two catalytic components to ignite volition.
- The challenges may be simply be there or appear from time to time or sometimes a recognisable and/or particular challenger poses a challenge e.g. the boss who issues the tasks to the employee or parent who asks the child to do something or educator who requires a response from asking a question. Within the context of A2B, the A2B the challenger poses the challenge while the responder is the human being that needs to respond in order t obe transformed.
- We all would want the responder to have a positive response, don't we? What is this positive response? The response needed is the ignition of volition from the responder. This means the ignition of an intrinsic motivation - not only to engage with the challenge but also to resolve the challenge to its appropriately full conclusion - which is successful task completion.
- To achieve this, firstly, the challenger needs to assess on what OI level the task/challenge is that the responder needs to respond to, and secondly, the challenger need to assess the OI level of the responder - bearing in mind the Hardwires that may influence the response.
- A challenger who wants transformation from the responder is skilled in creating the catalytic result of igniting volition. Therefore the challenger poses Just-Right-Challenges (JRC). A JRC is a challenge which is unfamiliar to the responder (haven't done anything like this before). But the way in which the challenger facilitates the responder, the responder should experience that the challenger has enough trust in the responder to succeed which ignites an "I can" moment of volition in the responder.
- This becomes a critical moment for the challenger to keep on encouraging and supporting the responder emotionally ONLY through to task completion.
- This C+R process becomes indestructible.
- The challenger needs to make sure to:
- Completely understand the OI level of the challenge, its requirements, consequences and ER before it is posed.
- Have the responder completely understand the OI level of the challenge, its requirements, consequences and ER after it is posed.
- Have the responder's volition high enough before releasing the human being to engage with the challenge.
- Facilitate the learning process of the responder through non-verbal and emotional encouragement and support to ensure only that the appropriate volition is maintained until task completion.
- Remember that the challenger remain responsible for the most appropriate life transformation response of the respondent.