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Transcript of Motivation

What is motivation?
There are biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate motivation, but in its most basic sense, motivation is our need or desire to do something.

Why Motivation is not enough
Motivation requires a certain level of self-determination and reason
Self-determination: decision, Interest, action.
Reason: limits, use motivation wisely
Fear can discourage motivation
When motivation fails it often leads to procrastination
How to Make Motivation Successful
Conquer fears and anxieties
Destroy the crystal staircase
Don't be afraid to fail
Be Inspired
Visualize the outcome
Remember 'Why'

Tips for Studying:
Different Methods of Motivation
Raise your hand and hope I pick you because me you will want to participate.
Motivation is n t enough because it is __________.
Who said this?
"Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot."

Jim Rohn.
Motivation requires a certain level of ___-_________ and ________.
Self-determination and Reason.
What are the two types of motivation?

__________ and ____________
Extrinsic and intrinsic
The exercise we just did, not only required you to retain information, but by giving out candy as a reward for the correct answer, we you to try.
Aron Ralston
3 Major Components of Motivation
the decision to initiate a behavior

the continued effort toward a goal

concentration and vigor that goes into pursuing a goal

Theories on Motivation
Behaviours are motivated by instinct. Psychologists such as Sigmund Freud have proposed a number of basic human drives that motivate our behaviour.
Drives and Needs
We are motivated to fulfill our biological needs
People are motivated to engage in behaviours that maintain a level of arousal. (arousal meaning excitement and interest)

We are motivated based on external rewards.
We have cognitive reasons to perform actions. Illustrated in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Once basic biological and emotional needs have been met, the primary motivator is the need for self-actualization, the desire to fulfill one's potential.
"Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot." -- Jim Rohn.

Philosophers on Motivation
No single type of motivation works for everyone. Peoples personalities vary and so do the type of motivation that works best for them. Two types of motivation are, intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic is about doing something to learn or for meaning, extrinsic is about doing something for a reward.
There are biological, emotional, cognitive and ________ forces that activate motivation.
The article "How Humans Learn Best", states that it is "through collaboration – not competition – that we learn best." It also tells us that learning is about making sense of the world around us and then being able to apply that knowledge and compare it to our current understanding.

If you have extrinsic motivation, what are you motivated for?
A reward! Such as a bonus, recognition, power, money or other materialistic things.
Make a To-Do list/ set goals
Get started
Be determined
Treat yourself!
Replace big distractions with beneficial ones
Get into the right state of mind
Stay positive, "You can do it!"
Which philosopher focused on the outcome of motivation?
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