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MOTIVATION

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MOTIVATION

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you do not know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential.

Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal. It is the crucial element in attaining our objectives. Motivation is one of the driving forces behind human behavior. It fuels competition and sparks social connection. Its absence can lead to mental illness such as depression. Motivation encompasses the desire to continue striving toward meaning, purpose and a life worth living.




The term motivation describes why a person does something. It is the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal oriented behaviors. It is the driving force behind human actions.

Motivation is what pushes you to get that promotion at work, or helps you to lose extra weight. In short, motivation causes you to act in a way that gets you closer to your goals. Motivation includes the biological emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate human behavior.

At its core, motivation is the force that drives you to perform a task or behavior. It is why you get up in the morning, brush your teeth and go to work. You probably do not notice your motivation until you feel like its not there anymore. But in reality, many things drive you every day. In fact, it is the motivation, we are unaware of that can have the biggest impact. Bringing them into the light, inspecting them and learning how to work with our different types of motivations helps us sail our boat rather than drift with the wind and current. It is a powerful practice.

The two main types of motivation are described as being either extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation or external motivation arises from outside of the individual and often involves external rewards such as trophies, money, social recognition or praise. It refers to external factors that drive you to do something. Extrinsic motivations are best used for short to medium term deposits as they are temporary in nature. In fact people experience a boost in motivation when they are promised an immediate reward. External motivation can look like students aiming to succeed in school because they grades reflect their performance.

Intrinsic motivation or internal motivation arises from within the individual, such as doling a complicated crossword puzzle purely for the gratification of solving a problem. It refers to when you do something for its own sake because it aligns with your interests, passions or personal values. These motivations come with internal rewards, like the feeling of knowing you are following your life purpose. It can usually keep you focused on a goal for a long time which means they hold a deeper meaning than other motivations. Students who try to succeed in school because they are genuinely interested in the content are intrinsically motivated.

Many things can motivate a person from within. Learning motivation is a type where you are driven by the act of learning. You love learning a new skill or improving on an existing one and what you are trying to achieve is exciting because you have never done it before. In this case the reward upon completing the task is less important than the task itself.

If you have attitude motivation, you love being positive and spreading positivity. It is about making people feel good, so you seek out activities that allow you to do that.

Achievement motivation is a type where you just want to cross the finish line, you are not necessarily thinking about the reward at the end. There is no greater satisfaction than the feeling of accomplishment.

In creative motivation you might find yourself motivated by creativity. You value freedom of expression and are happiest when people let you spread your wings.

In case of physiological motivation you are motivated by biological needs like food and water. These motivations exist because years of evaluation have made us this way.

There are probably a few external factors driving your behavior too. These forms of motivation are just as important as intrinsic ones. Incentive motivation is all about external rewards. You are motivated by the outcome of a task and not the task itself.

Fear motivation as the word suggests is the fear of an undesirable outcome. You do not want to do the task, but you love to if you want to avoid a bad thing.

There are many types of power and they can be used for wicked reasons. It is normal to want control over your own life. But some people take it one step further, they want to control other people.

Social motivation describes the desire to be accepted by your social group. Here you are motivated by what others think of you.

Motivation mean nothing if you cannot convert that drive into action. Here are few things you can do to implement these types of motivation into your everyday life.

Focusing on concrete goals is a great method for people motivated by achievement. Telling people about your goals will keep you accountable. Create a reward system, you should always reward yourself for your wins. This is a perfect technique if you need an external incentive. Take time to reflect on who you made smile at the end of the day. Keep a journal as a record of happy moments. Track your progress on a task as it will remind you how well you are doing. Staying active and taking care of your physical well being are essential to your physiological needs. Achieving this goal will, help you stay on top of the others. Similar to exercise your body needs good fuel to function at its best and you will improve your performance. Using a tracking app will provide a virtual reward to motivate you.

FEATURES OF MOTIVATION

Motivation is a continuous process. It is a psychological phenomenon that affects individual behaviors. People need to be motivated up to life. It is complex as it has sound benefits. A manager must understand the needs, motives and desires of every worker in the organization. Two individuals cannot be motivated with same technique and even subordinate differ in their approach. When one need is satisfied, another need emerges as it is a continuous process. A satisfied person of today may not be satisfied tomorrow. It is the responsibility of the management to fulfill the changing needs of workers by developing new techniques, system and methods. Motivation is a never ending process until the completion of the objectives. A satisfied person in the present may not be satisfied in the future. Human wants are unlimited and change according to time and situation. Therefore motivation is complex and unpredictable.

Even two persons may not be motivated with similar behavior and facilities. Therefore, a manager must be conscious to motivate subordinates and achieving objectives effectively. A manager is responsible for motivating his subordinates and other subordinates in the management hierarchy. For this, it is essential to develop the concept of group work and team spirit amongst all the members of the organization. Every manager from the top level to the lowest level in the management hierarchy is responsible for motivation.

Management has to influence the behavior of the workers and inspire them to concentrate more on their work as this is the one of the important part of motivation. Therefore, a manager has to play the role of a leader to influence the behavior of subordinates to achieve common goals. Individuals are motivated to fulfill their unlimited needs. A person cannot be partly motivated as he is self contained and inseparable unit.

Motivation can be negative and positive. A positive one promises incentives and rewards to workers. Incentives involve financial and non financial benefits. A negative one is based on punishment for poor performance like cut-down on salary, demotion, job termination etc. On the basis of requirements a manager can use both positive and negative motivation for better performance.

Motivation is a process that starts with needs and ends with the achievement of incentives that fulfill the need. In the process of motivation there are three elements, needs, drivers and incentives.

Need is the origin of the motivation process, it is created when there are feelings of deprivation in the people. Humans have endless needs as the satisfaction of first need creates a wish for an additional need and to achieve this endless needs people do performance. Drives or motives are found to form it easy to satisfy needs. They are the main step of the motivational process. Physiological and psychological drives are action oriented. Incentives help to meet needs and diminish drive. It is the last part of a motivational cycle. When people get incentives it helps to revive physical and psychological balance. Needs, drives and incentives are interrelated to each other. As mentioned people have endless needs. To fulfill such needs they may involve in some activities on the basis of their expertise and knowledge to beat the needs.

Understanding motivation is important in many areas of life beyond psychology, from parenting to the work place. You may want to set the best goals and establish the right reward systems to motivate others as well as to increase your own motivation.

Psychologists have proposed many different theories of motivation. The reality is that there are numerous different forces that guide and direct our motivations.

Self motivation does not come naturally to everyone. Even those who are highly self motivated need some extra help every now and then. Build your self motivation by practicing goal setting skills and combining those with positive thinking, the creation of powerful visions of success and the building of high levels of self-efficacy and self confidence.

Your attitude and beliefs about your likelihood of success can predict whether or not you actually succeed. Set goals and work hard to achieve them. Examine ways to improve your self-motivation and regularly reassess your motivation levels. If you actively keep your internal motivation high, you can significantly increase the likelihood of achieving your hopes, dreams and visions of the future.

Ending an unhealthy behavior or creating a new exciting one is all about taking responsibility for our lives. Finding the motivation to do is not necessarily easy, but it is always possible. You can stay motivated by writing down your goals, sticking to your schedule and reminding yourself of what led you to set your goal in the first place. Change is exciting and we would all be very bored without it.

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and capable of more than you imagine. Live the life of your dreams. Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

Misconceptions about motivation.


We have this common misconception that motivation arrives after reading an inspirational book or watching motivational video. This is one of the most surprising things about motivation is that it often comes after starting a new behavior, not before. However, active inspiration can be a far more powerful motivator.


Getting started is a form of active inspiration that naturally produces momentum. Motivation is often the result of action, not the cause of it. This effect can be referred to as the Physics of Productivity. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion. Once a task has begun it is easier to continue moving it forward. You do not need much motivation once you have started a behavior. Majorly all of the friction in a task is at the beginning. Progress occurs more naturally once you start. It is often easier to finish a task than it was to start in the first place. Thus, one of the keys to getting motivated is to make it easy to start.

How can I stay motivated?

Regularly review your goals and progress. Seeing progress is a great motivator in itself and also improves your self-esteem. Continue to set new goals. Think about what you want to achieve next week, next month and next year. Tackle one goal at a time so you do not feel overwhelmed. It takes most people about two months to develop a new habit but for some people it can take much longer. Keeping the momentum and routine helps it feel more automatic over time. Find mentors, for example, someone you look up to who is experienced in the habit you want to change. Finding social or support groups with the same interest can help you find a mentor. Surround yourself with positive people. Positive friends and family enhance your positive self talk. This also helps to manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Use exercise as one of your daily goals to improve your mental health.

Motivation is heavily influenced by culture, society and lifestyle. Different cultures have their own motivation drives. Education, social environment and lifestyle affect it even more.

The different motivation types have their own specific rewards. Yet for any motivation that becomes a drive, their respective characteristics can be blended to get the best end result. All that you have to do is understand the goals that need to be achieved and provide the right motivational boost by using the right types of motivation for the situation. Remember, you cannot use every type of motivation in every situation. However you also are not limited to just one. Mix it up and achieve an outstanding result.

People often say that motivation does not last. Well, neither does bathing that is why we recommend it daily.



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