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Internal motivation, the drive to achieve that comes from inside a person is the kind of motivation that can lead to life-changing improvements and well-being.
External rewards (like compliments, fitting into a smaller size, or winning a race) might get a person star...
A fundamentally independent thinker understands that nothing makes a person upset, angry, or depressed; rather, what a person thinks about the world determines how they feel.
It means believing in your ability to perform a task and achieve goals. There are 3 ways to build self-efficacy:
A person commits to a behavioral change and then establishes a "contract" (with a partner, a friend) whereby some consequence (usually a monetary one) results from the person failing to achieve their goal. The idea is that the desire to avoid the consequence helps keep people more c...
SMARTER goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely, developed Enthusiastically, and attached to Rewards).
SMARTER goals take the guesswork out of routines, so we're more likely to stick to them.
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We all have the motivation, willpower, or desire to achieve our goals to some degree.
What makes the difference, what turns your goals into reality is not really your level of motivation, but rather your plan for implementation.
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Self motivation is the ability to drive oneself to take initiative and action to pursue goals and complete tasks. It’s an inner drive to take action — to create and to achieve. It’s what pushes you to keep going on tasks, especially those you’re pursuing because you want to, not ...
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People who are depressed often don't feel motivated to do what they should. But a lack of motivation need not prevent positive action.
A commitment to one's values and goals can help drive action even when motivation is lacking.
Taking action can itself increase motivation, and self-r...
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