Motivational Factors You're Not Thinking About
Motivation typically falls within two categories: extrinsic and intrinsic. No matter how big your reward might be, these types of motivation won't last long. But, what if there was a third motivational factor you haven't thought about before?
Typically a reward for completing a task is more motivational than the task itself. Nothing is more true than that of extrinsic tasks such as work, school, exercise, or more. Rewards such as good pay and benefits may be the deciding motivation that keeps someone working a job they don't necessarily enjoy. Or feeling good in your own body may keep someone doing cardio an extra 10 minutes even though they are exhausted.
Intrinsic motivation comes with a sense of self control that don't typically come with extrinsic rewards. When someone can channel their motivation to become intrinsic, typically they perform better and are more satisfied with the results. For example, someone may be intrinsically motivated to eat better because it's more important to them to live a longer, more healthy life.
Lastly, many studies and journals have shown that possibly the biggest form of motivation one may have is from their own family. If extrinsic and intrinsic factors fall short of where you want to be, often thinking of your family can boost your motivation to an all-time high. Ask yourself, what time might you miss from not being healthy?
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