Motivation means ‘the act of getting someone to act on a situation’. This can be broken down into 4 different types of motivation. - Extrinsic - this comes from external factors like reward, fear, or force - Intrinsic - this comes from within and is driven by positive feelings - Introjected - this comes from within and is driven by negative of guilty feelings - Identified - this is when you see that you need to do a task, but take no action to do so
You’ll often rely on a mixture of internal and external motivation to reach your goal, but internal (self) motivation is the biggest factor in achieving what you set out to do.
5 steps to build self-motivation: 1. Set small and measurable goals 2. Develop a mantra to reinforce a positive mindset 3. Create a routine or ritual to get you going 4. Challenge your negative thoughts and self-doubt 5. Face your fears and refuse to be deterred