A New Year hails a new beginning for most of us. Some may resolve to quit smoking, lose weight, get a new job or get our finances in order.
Becoming motivated and staying motivated is difficult for most of us. When you ask the question what motivation means to you, it also begs the questions, “Do I believe in motivation” and, “Do I really need motivation?” In other words, do you believe you need motivation to succeed in your career and personal goals?
Using rewards to reach a goal is not uncommon. It’s done all the time in business as employers reward their employees with bonuses, trips and days off for a job well done and in return expect their staff to stay motivated.
Motivation can be as diverse as people themselves. Causes and effects of motivation are also multi-faceted. What motivates you may be totally opposite to what motivates others.
Extrinsic Motivation is one of the oldest and most common forms of motivation in the world. Simply stated, when we experience extrinsic motivation we expect to be rewarded.
Change is within us. “We become what we think.” This quote has been proven over and over again. If we perceive something bad is going to happen to us, many times it does. On the contrary, if we believe something good is going to happen this often becomes true as well. Science has affirmed the…