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How to motivate people

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:

  • Acknowledge what the person says to show that you're really listening.
  • Clarifying and summarizing can deepen mutual understanding.
  • Validating a person's feelings is essential to create a safe space where they don't feel judged.
  • Ask how he or she managed to overcome a similar situation.
  • Help the person to reframe the situation.
  • Celebrate their wins to increase positive emotions.
  • Expose limiting beliefs by asking how true is that belief and how has it affected them.
  • Consider the opposite view they currently hold to allow for a different interpretation.
  • Assumptions are about why, if this happened in the past, must it happen again.

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Integration - understanding of the self

Dr Daniel Siegel's model of wellbeing consists of nine areas of integration as ways to promote harmony and increased motivation:

  1. Integration of consciousness that allows for awareness and clarity of our mind.
  2. Bilateral ...

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Recognized psychological needs

  • The need for closure. It motivates us to arrive at a stable conclusion. To satisfy the need for closure, we can provide clear expectations and well-defined, measurable goals, regular feedback, and timelines.
  • The need for cognition is our desire to ...

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Techniques for sustaining motivation

Motivation is not enough. To encourage lasting change, we need reminders, repetition, and habits.

  • Reminders: Schedule your gym times in your planner with your client meetings. Set out your running clothes the night before.
  • Repetition: Regula...

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Learning self-control

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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Motivation and stress

Stress can impact our motivation. To cope with stressors involve planning, execution, and feedback.

  • During planning, we analyze if a life-changing event is positive, negative, or irrelevant to our well-being. If it is a negative event, we find resources to manage the...

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The basic psychological needs

According to Self-Determination Theory, there are three basic psychological needs which we want to satisfy:

  • Autonomy (self-determination). We are motivated when we have a choice in terms of tasks, time, team, and technique.
  • Competenc...

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Motivational strategies that show success

  • Teachers that plan lessons to be interesting, curiosity-provoking, and personally inspiring have better success in motivating their students to read.
  • Leaders have better success in motivating their employees when they take the employees' perspective and inv...

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Goal setting and implementation Intentions

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 ...

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Feedback and motivation

Feedback, if done well, can leave people feeling motivated and positive.

  • The power of expectations. Establish from the outset what the feedback is intended to accomplish as the person receiving the feedback owns their emotional reaction.
  • The power ...

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Motivation is a complex process

Motivation is a complex process

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...

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Factors of activities that promote motivation

  • There are clear goals.
  • Gain immediate feedback.
  • Challenges need to be matched with personal skills.
  • The task has to be challenging enough to require a person to employ their skills and promote concentration and engagement.
  • ...

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Emotions as feedback

  • Others can be motivated by giving feedback on changes in emotion, behaviour, and well-being.
  • Praise can create positive emotions, while mastery programs can increase a sense of competence.
  • Positive feedback, expressing gratitude and awe can be used to induce change.
  • ...

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Our concept of self plays a major role in motivation

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...

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How to connect with people

To break the ice with a stranger or an acquaintance, comment on your shared situation. For example, commenting on the conference talk you've both just listened to, or the traffic or weather. You can also try giving a compliment, or ask the other person something about themselves....

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