Motivation derived form the word - motive -which means needs , desires , wants or drives within the individual . In simple words motive means purpose . It is your why , your reason , your cause to do anything. Why you what to do this or why you want to do that. It is actually a driving force of your task. If it is more than you find difficult task easy or an easy task difficult .
Motivation is the reason for people's actions , willingness amd goals . Motivation is triggered by three things : need , value and goal .
Need can be or is pretty basic in nature. -Need of FOOD :it just requires a motivation to get some , either by walking to the fridge or by going out for hunting and gathering food .
Other needs are shelter , sleep , cloth , water.
You get the idea. If you are in poverty than these needs are quiet motivating for you.
But if you have all the basic needs than it becomes typical to get motivate yourself and jump out of your comfort zone.
Value is a little tougher . It could be considered as the scale that one measures the need. Values are very personal but money is the universal value and it helps in quantifying , achieving the goals or targets of an individual . One can use money as a measure value in many cases but not in all and of course not always . There are many more things which money can't buy .
If one decide to get fit . Than that individual value being fit because it prolongs once life and makes him happy .
" The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been deeply stirred ."
Goals are the core to successful motivation .Goals provide direction in your life and nurture your motivation. These are like road maps ; they get one form a point to another. It provides the direction which needs to reach the destination , the motivation to sustain and a way to measure progress . But for motivation to be successful , goal needs to be specific. A goal can be difficult but it must be attainable. None of the greatest human goals have neem easy to achieve. But it just need hard work and motivation. Goals are more effective when used to evaluate performance . Learning goals leads to higher achievement than performing goals . If you have to learn something new in order to achieve the goal you have a greater probability of success. Personal goals are aligned with an individual's personal values and strength .
"No one can teach you how to think , you must motivate yourself to learn how to learn ."
Back to motivation , it is a psychological phenomena which generates within an individual. A person feels lack of certain needs , to satisfy which he feels working more. The need satisfying ego motivates a person to do better than he normally does.
Motivation are of different types: Positive Motivation and Negative Motivation .
There is nothing more powerful for self motivation than the RIGHT ATTITUDE . We can't choose or control our circumstances, but we can choose our attitude towards the circumstances . A good way to have self motivation continuously is to implement something new like keep Learning , have a good company, see the good in bad, stop thinking , stay positive , stay determine towards the target , know yourself, help others , track the progress and many other ways are there for ones motivation . But people have different ways of self-motivation . They have their own ways or rules of getting motivation . Some people get motivation from reading quotations and so on .
So , stay motivated , work hard and try to accomplish all of your goals .
"Good , better ,best .Never let it rest . Till your good is better and your better is best ."