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5. Focus on Intrinsic Motivations

5. Focus on Intrinsic Motivations

What can you do to boost your sense of intrinsic motivation?

  • Challenge yourself. Pursuing a goal that is achievable, is a great way to increase motivation to succeed.
  • Stay curious. Look for things that grab your attention and that you would like to learn more about.
  • Take control. Look for ways that you can take an active role.
  • Don't fear competition. There might be other people out there trying to reach the same goals as you, but this doesn't mean that you should give up. Don't compare your progress or journey to anyone else's, but you can look to others for motivation and inspiration.

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Research by psychologist Carol Dweck suggests that there are two basic mindsets that influence how people think about themselves and their abilities: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.

If you are trying to learn how to be successful in life, consider what you can do to nurture these key traits:

Mental toughness refers to the resilience to carry on and continue trying even in the face of obstacles. People who possess this mental strength see challenges as opportunities.

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to understand, utilize, and reason with emotions.

Strategies you can use to improve your willpower include:

  • Believe that your efforts matter. Rather than thinking their abilities are fixed or stuck, people who have a growth mindset believe that effort and hard work can lead to meaningful growth.
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