Many people eat the candy bar Snickers because it satisfies their hunger. Although the Snickers organization is actually is referring to your literal hunger, figuring out what satisfies ones own hunger in terms of life, happiness, and other obstacles usually isn't as easy as grabbing a candy bar.
After taking the strengths finder assessment and realizing that a strong part of my personality was in the significance category (one that is very independent but wants to be recognized and important in the eyes of others), it made it much more clear to me as to what satisfies my hunger. While I was a high school athlete, the moments that made me most satisfied was being in the media, being recognized off the court for my abilities, and any other forms of sincere recognition for how I play the game. I would only accept this positive feedback if I felt I had deserved it and was proud of the way I played, but none the less, when I had some great games, it was so satisfying to know others also thought the same about my actions. This recognition would usually last until the next game because I saw every game as a chance to prove myself and show that my past recognition was well deserved. This recognition made me work a lot harder on and off the court so I could improve my game and keep the positive feedback coming, and it also impacted many relationships of mine including community members, teammates, coaches, and more.
On the opposite side of that, I felt very dissatisfied when there was conflict between teammates that affected the way we play together. The amount of time it took to resolve these personality conflicts varied greatly depending on the issue, its seriousness, who was involved, and how it was being resolved. This dissatisfaction had a huge impact work ethic in practice because the team would try to individually out compete the other person they were arguing with at all times, and also would avoid playing with them, or even doing things to make them mess up and look bad. Conflict among teammates was one of the most dissatisfying part of playing any sport for me. This was the time that I became Betty White in the Snickers commercial that just complained and couldn't play because my hunger in these areas just weren't satisfied.
The two items I have presents above from my personal experience that have impacted my satisfaction and dissatisfaction while playing sports has followed directly along with Herzberg's Two Factory theory. This states and list the components involved in one being satisfied with their job and one being dissatisfied with their job. It is interesting because the list of what satisfies one at their job is different than the things that dissatisfy people at work. Two of the items on the satisfied list are status and personal achievement, whereas one thing on the dissatisfied list is quality of inter-personal relations. These factors directly link to what made me satisfied and/or dissatisfied while playing a sport. So, next time you are at your job or playing a sport, be conscious of your hunger and how to satisfy it.