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8 ways to Boost Your Motivation | Motivation Series Part 3

When do you feel the most motivated?
When do you feel the most motivated?

In the first 2 parts of the motivation series, we discussed a theory of motivation called the Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow. The theory focuses on how our motivations are based on needs from basic survival to the need to be accepted by others and more. We also looked at 2 types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic motivators (internal/external) and how we can discover what drives us.

Now that we have a basic understanding of motivation, we will look into how we can boost our motivation when we feel our motivation taking a dip. In part 3 of the motivation series, we will discuss 8 ways we can boost our motivation. Continue reading 8 ways to Boost Your Motivation | Motivation Series Part 3

Discovering Your Motivations | Motivation Series Part 2

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” - Stephen Covey
“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” - Stephen Covey

Have you ever given thought to what motivates you?  Do you do things because you simply enjoy it?  Do you tend to be motivated because you have an itch for competition?  Do you work hard for rewards like trophies or money?

In part 2 of the motivation series, I’ll be discussing the two types of motivation and sharing suggestions on how you can discover what motivates you.  Although we usually have many factors of motivation that contribute to our actions, internal motivation called ‘intrinsic motivation’ has more influence on us than other forms of motivation.  This is why many people who have succeeded in their respective fields encourage us by giving advice to “Follow our passion.”  The second type of motivation is called ‘extrinsic motivation’ and is based on external factors. Continue reading Discovering Your Motivations | Motivation Series Part 2

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