The Importance of Motivation
Motivation is perhaps the most crucial element of a child’s education. According to Michael B. Brown, Ph. D at East Carolina University, an academically motivated student is a child that “wants to learn, likes learning-related activities, and believes school is important” (Brown, 1998). Thus a motivated student and a smart student are not categorically equivalent. While the correlation between intelligence and achievement is higher than the correlation between achievement and any other factor, the relationship is not perfect. For instance, 10 students with identical IQs will demonstrate variability in achievement on similar and dissimilar learning tasks (Andrews, 2003).
Motivation is one of the primary causes of the range of scores. Thus, it is logical to conclude that in order to maximize a student’s potential, and in turn the educational experience, a student must be motivated. With the knowledge that motivation must precede success, it is clear that those in charge of educational planning should attempt to maximize motivation with the forthcomin.. You will notice when you start thinking positive that these motivational techniques will help you achieve the destiny you chose in life using the power of your thoughts. The importance of motivation will also help you to build confidence, self esteem, attain inner peace, reduce stress, create balance and control, target your thoughts, and achieve happiness and success.
Once you have motivation it only remains if you keep it active.
For example; you go to see a great motivational speaker where he or she gets you really pumped up on the importance of motivation and what the power of positive thinking can do for you in your life and you leave ready to attack the world and start thinking positive thoughts. After a couple of days these feelings start to dwindle until you are back to the motivation level you were before you listened to the speaker.
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