Learn what self-motivation is and how to boost your motivation.
Are you having a
hard time getting motivated? Are you curious about what leads to greater
self-motivation or how you can boost yours? Then you’re in luck. In this
article, you’ll learn science-based tricks to boost your self-motivation.
So ,what is self-motivation anyway? Self-motivation is the internal state that helps us initiate, continue, or terminate a behavior. For example, we might be self-motivated to eat something when we’re hungry. We might be motivated to keep working a job so that we can pay our bills, or we might be motivated to break off a relationship when it no longer makes us happy. Pretty much any behavior you can think of can originate with self-motivation.
Examples of Self-Motivation
Starting tasks promptly and getting them done on time.
Making sure to clean the house when it gets messy..
Doing the dishes right after eating a meal.
Making an effort to say kind things to friends and family.
How to Build Your Self-Motivation Skills
If you want to build self-motivation, there are some key skills you can develop. Here are a few:
2. Drive to Achieve
3. Commitment to Goals
5. Passion for Work
7. Desire to Improve
Tips to Boost Self-Motivation
1. Make Goal-Pursuit More Social
2. Find Something You're Good At
3. Tap into your Drive to Acquire or Defend
4. Build Habits
5. Set Implementation Intentions
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● Gollwitzer, P. M. (1999). Implementation intentions: strong effects of simple plans. American psychologist, 54(7), 493.
● Nohria, N., Groysberg, B., & Lee, L. (2008). Employee motivation: A powerful new model. Harvard business review, 86(7/8), 78.
● Stajkovic, A. D., & Luthans, F. (2003). Social cognitive theory and self-efficacy: Implications for motivation theory and practice. Motivation and work behavior, 126, 140.
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