Motivation Psychology: The Key To Success

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Intrinsic Motivation is a term that is used to describe those behaviors that are considered to be natural, innate or developed through experiences and conditioning. This can include anything from a child’s ability to learn in school or his love of pets.

Such motivation can help with a person’s personal development and growth. There are many people who have not been motivated to do something because they feel that it is something that they should not do. It is these kinds of people that need to seek out external motivation.

The person who is being held back will usually seek out someone or something that motivates them to get going. Many times people look for a way to motivate themselves. They will look at their job, at their family, or at the church where they worship. However, most people never take the time to sit down and really think about why they are dragging themselves through a certain task.

Learn To Make Commitment

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There are many things that can motivate a person’s life. In order to become better at something, the person will need to make a commitment to do so. Once the commitment is made then there is an opportunity to change how the person thinks about the task and what kind of results they want to achieve.

A good example of this is someone who is overweight. They may have set aside time each week to work on a healthy eating plan. However, if they do not make a decision about what they are going to do each week that will motivate them then they may be wasting their time and putting off getting on track to losing weight.

If they feel guilty about being overweight then it is a good idea to make a commitment to doing something about it. This is the perfect time to get into some kind of exercise routine or start taking advantage of any new healthy eating choices that you may be making. If someone is in a difficult position with regards to work then it can be a great way to get in touch with a supervisor or a boss.

Learn To Motivate Yourself

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However, if the person is not in a position to make a real commitment to doing something they should give some serious thought as to what they are going to do to motivate themselves. It may be a great idea to sit down and discuss how they are going to get in shape or eat healthier and lose weight.

One of the most common reasons that people fail when it comes to reaching goals is that they do not take the time to really think about why they want to do something. and they end up procrastinating.

Some people find it more comfortable to get up each morning and think about their daily tasks while others prefer to spend time reading. People who choose to spend time thinking about their goals should also have a positive attitude towards their goal so that they do not get discouraged if they do not see some results overnight.

Set Out Goals Clearly

Goals can be very specific and should be set out clearly and specifically. If people set too many goals too fast, they will find that they are overwhelmed and may feel that they have no direction.

Setting goals too far in advance can cause the person to feel like they are getting too much of a goal. when in reality they should be focused on accomplishing each one of them. It is important to set small but achievable goals in order to keep the person motivated.


When people set goals, they should make sure that they are realistic and challenging. People often set goals to gain the same reward in their life, such as a promotion or a new car, without taking into consideration whether the task requires that they take action to accomplish it. Some people even set goals based on money.

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