Intrinsic And Intrinsic Detervation: The Six Stages Of Motivation

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I truly believe that motivators throughout time are the ones that have really impacted history. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you do not have the motivation to use that talent then your gift is useless. Motivation is defined as the reasons or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. The word originates from the Latin term motivus, which means a moving cause. A moving cause, suggests that you have to activate properties of the methods involved in mental motivation. Dr. Tom Horvath’s Stages of Change Model suggest six steps to acquiring motivation: pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance and termination. Motivation has been categorized into two separate theories known as intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is defined as behavior that is driven by internal…show more content…
Everyone has different reasons to be motivated, but the key is finding something to keep you motivated. I have many goals for myself, and staying motivated takes self-discipline. Self-discipline is rooted in maturity and being self-aware. It takes many years for people achieve their goals, because motivation is interlaced with a complex system of checks and balances. Like most of my peers, my first encounter with motivation started at school. In the first grade, I was presented with a chapter book by the name of Charlotte’s Web by E.B White. Before this book, I had only read short stories or paragraphs given to me by my teachers. I had just left the golden years of kindergarten, and now I was expected to do more than just eat Nilla wafers and pick my nose. I honestly never thought I would get through it, but I knew my Dad would be so proud of me if I did. This is where I found my first motivation to achieve excellence in my education. When I got into high school things were a little different. I went to a boarding school, and my father was no

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