Here’s the secret to achieve our goals — Motivation.
Oct 2, 2020

What is motivation ?

Let’s start with a definition given by wikipedia — Motivation is the experience of desire or aversion (you want something, or want to avoid or escape something). As such, motivation has both an objective aspect (a goal or thing you aspire to) and an internal or subjective aspect (it is you that wants the thing or wants it to go away).

Putting it simply, Motivation is a feeling within us that helps us achieve what we seek.

Now the question is , Where does this feeling of motivation come from ?

Motivation for anything arises from our needs and wants i.e. what we want to achieve. Motivation also arises out of curiosity , when we want to obtain knowledge about something our curiosity motivates us to gain that knowledge. If we have nothing to achieve there will be no motivation. For example, If we feel thirsty , our thirst will motivate us to go and get a glass of water to drink.

Types of Motivation

  • The one that comes from within us (Intrinsic Motivation) — We do things because we want to do it and enjoy doing it, there is no pressure to do it.
  • The one that arise outside us (Extrinsic Motivation) — We do things because we are going get rewarded or if we don’t do it we will get punished . For extrinsic motivation we can listen to motivational speakers and success stories of successful people on Webinardeck

In my opinion Motivation always comes from within. In case of extrinsic motivation our goal is not to complete the task but to get the reward or to avoid getting punished. If we don’t care about the reward or don’t fear getting punished, then there won’t be any motivation.

So, motivation comes from within. If you ever want motivation look inside yourself to find it.

Why is it Important to have Motivation ?

Motivation helps us to sort and prioritize what we have to do in life. It helps us to focus on doing certain things. It helps in personal growth and change our lives forever . It is an internal feeling that boosts our confidence and gives us hope and strength to achieve anything .

The phrase “ Nothing is Impossible “ is true because if we find the correct motivation to achieve something, we will be able to achieve it .

It is never easy to achieve something without motivation. Only motivation is also not enough, we need to have a never give-up attitude to achieve things. We must not lose hope. What we need is firm resolution to do what we want/have to do.

Remember, there is always a thing around that can inspire us. We just need to see it and convert it into motivation.

Written By

Aadvitya Raj Kakkar