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Intrinsic motivation and self-initiative are created by activities that are challenging, require skill, and have clear and immediate feedback.
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To be able to motivate requires a great amount of practice. These skills do not come naturally but can be improved upon with practice.
Some techniques to enhance motivation:
Stress can impact our motivation. To cope with stressors involve planning, execution, and feedback.
Motivation is not enough. To encourage lasting change, we need reminders, repetition, and habits.
According to Self-Determination Theory, there are three basic psychological needs which we want to satisfy:
Motivation is a complex process to explain or to realize fully.
Motives are internal experiences that can be categorized into needs, cognitions, and emotions that are influenced by environmental events and social contexts. These internal and external forces can be used to increase moti...
Dr Daniel Siegel's model of wellbeing consists of nine areas of integration as ways to promote harmony and increased motivation:
Feedback, if done well, can leave people feeling motivated and positive.
If you change the contents of your thinking, then you change your motivational state. The same applies to other cognitive aspects like goals, mindset, values, perceived control, identity, etc.
Self-concept is learned and comes from how we represent our characterist...
We are motivated when we use goals that spell out in advance when, where, and how we will achieve it.
We plan beforehand how we are going to overcome possible problems. For example, if your goal is to eat less sugar, your implementation could be "When the dessert menu ...
Monitoring one's goal-setting progress increases our capacity to persevere with our long-term goals on our own. Self-control is the central part of the process of self-regulation and is essential for sustained motivation.
Our ability to suppress, restrain, and override a d...
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How do some of the most prolific artists in the world motivate themselves? They don't merely set SCHEDULE, they build RITUALS.
It’s a simple act, but doing it the same way each morning habitualizes it and makes it repeatable . It reduces the chance of skipping it or...
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We may think of money as a great motivator, but it is a very poor one.
Money is a good motivator only for boring jobs. For creativity or problem-solving activities, money reduces our natural motivation.
The good news is that self-doubt, odd as it may sound, is actually a secret weapon for blooming. When properly managed, it can help combat complacency and improve our preparation and performance. It drives us to question results, experiment with new strategies, and be open to alt...
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