Sources of Motivation Paper
The needs or dreams of people are the first step of the planning process. People consistently have a need to accomplish a goal; whether small or large. Motivation is the power that moves us closer to our goals. This paper will define motivation, identify two sources of motivation, and explain the relationship between motivation and behavior. Examining how behavior exhibits motivation will also be discussed.
Motivation is an individual’s persistence to reaching their goal. Students attaining their degree are motivated to pursue their degree and if any hardship appears on the path; their motivation will be their source to overcome the obstacles. My personal motivator is my son and as a single mother he motivates me to study and work hard so I am able to insure him a stable lifestyle. Motivation can be pushed for personal reasons or the better for family or loved ones. Stress, for some, can destroy their motivation however; in my case it motivates me more to my reach my goals. The current economic conditions affected the motivations of many people and the mind strays away from their goals leaving some people helplessness of reaching their goals. At the workplace, an employee’s motivation is to get promoted or acknowledged for exceptional performance however; if the employee is never recognized or promoted, they will lose their motivation and their performance will decline.
Sources for Motivation
Two sources for motivation are biological and psychological. Biological variables refer to material characteristics of the body and brain that serve to motivate behavior and psychological variables refer to motives and are studied indirectly through measurable indicators (Deckers, L., 2010 p.8). An easier way of understanding these sources is internal (Biological) and external (Psychological). Internal dispositions referred to as motives (desire, want, longing) push individuals toward some end (Deckers, L., 2010 p.4). We...