What will you do with the time you have? Go to work, stay in bed, hang out with family, spend your savings on a round the world trip, stay in a relationship, take a hike? Some of that will depend on circumstances and external factors of course, but when it comes to making choices in life- we are in the driver’s seat. The psychology behind a decision or a choice is often lead by some internal process or impulse that we call motivation. It gives reason to action and desires and stimulates our interest toward a particular goal. What if motivation did not exist? The truth is it always will exist. All motivation is a result of the interaction between our conscious and subconscious mind and there are several types to note, intrinsic (desire for internal fulfillment such as learning), extrinsic (arises from outside pressure) and self –motivation (ability to get what is needed done without influence). Here are some blogs that hone in on how to harness our motivation to achieve our desires:
1.This blog aims to put the onus on ourselves to get motivated. The idea that we can spend hours surfing the web for videos and blogs on motivation seems ironic because if we motivate ourselves to do this task, we can certainly inspire to do another. It includes a Ted Talk by Meg Jay in which she speaks of her young therapy client, she talks of adding value to who you are with ‘identity capital’. Exploration is not the same as procrastination, make the work count.
Intention and desire set the course for many goals that will take a long time to achieve, and motivation will keep us engaged and moving forward. If we approach life with a ‘what is the point?’ mind set it clearly makes motivation an uphill battle with such a self-defeating attitude. Discovering what it is that motivates us all individually is the very first key in unlocking our personal power and potential. Beyond that motivation is necessary to see our tasks to completion and it is essential to adopt tips and tricks to remain on that path.
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Larissa Gomes is a breast cancer survivor and single mom to her spirited baby boy! Originally from Toronto turned Angeleno, she has worked in roles from writer, actor and producer for well over a decade. In that time, she’s developed concepts, film and television screenplays, short stories, along with freelance articles, blogging and editing work.