Today I wanna talk to you about motivation… If someone you don’t know come along asking you what motivation is… What will be your answer? I believe there are millions of definitions towards this question…
If I am asked what motivation is, I would say it is a driving force toward a desired goal. A lot out there have their own definitions, that does not matter as long as all have the same meaning.
Motivation is of two types intrinsic which is internal driven factors towards certain goals and extrinsic which is external factor driven by our daily needs.
Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in
the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on any
external pressure. Intrinsic motivation is based on taking pleasure in an
activity rather than working towards an external reward. People
who are intrinsically motivated are more likely to engage in the task willingly
as well as work to improve their skills, which will increase their capabilities.
Extrinsic motivation refers to the performance of an activity in order to attain an
outcome, which then contradicts intrinsic motivation. It is widely believed
that motivation performs two functions. The first is often referred to as the
energetic activation component of the motivation construct.
Well these are the only types, I understand there a lot more according to different people`s exposure and experiences and theories. Be it in the office or at home motivation is important to each and everyone. Sometimes we are motivated without our understanding. Why are we looking for food? its because we are hungry and that is what motivate us to looking for food.
Motivated ones always learn to strive for what they believe in until they achieve… Whichever intrinsic or extrinsic drive us to the same direction according to personal or group goals.
Being motivated means to be positive, never give up, be determined to achieve, and stay strong always. Despite all the challenges and setback we may face along the journey. If a glass is half how would you say it? Half full or half empty? I would say Half Full as that is to be positive.
I urge you out there, be determinant to what you believe in, Be a visionary.
By Felix Alex Massinda.