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What Exactly Is Motivation: Appreciation Your Push

What is Motivation: Understanding Your DriveArticle by Ray Kelly








What exactly is motivation? Is it will power? Are we motivated to achieve goals by others inspiring us to do so? What is it that keeps us going day after day without giving up?Motivation is in psychological terms that which is causes behavior. In other words, motivation is the reason or reasons behind a certain action. Motivation can be based upon basic needs. If we are hungry then we seek out something to eat. Hunger is the motivating factor. Motivation can also be based on higher desire. Once you finish a meal, you may want a piece of cake. You did not need the cake, but you were motivated to get it because it is your favorite kind of cake. Motivation can also be rooted in higher concept. These types of motivations are found in our beliefs and morals. An example is that you wanted to help at a food kitchen because you were motivated to help the poor and less fortunate. Motivation is governed primarily by reward, a reward being a positive acknowledgment for a given behavior or behavior set. It is the carrot before the mule. You dangle a carrot in front a mule in order to get them to move. There are carrots everyday in your life that are you motivators to achieve certain tasks with the hope of getting the carrot, or reward in the end. Rewards themselves can be either intrinsic or extrinsic. In intrinsic reward can be as simple as self-satisfaction or a feeling of accomplishment. An extrinsic reward can be anything from food to money to love. Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards can be more or less motivational depending on the person or particular situation. Some people work as volunteers because there is an intrinsic motivation to help without a material reward. Some people need an extrinsic reward of being paid to

What Exactly Is Motivation: Appreciation Your Push

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