When I started to study the theories of motivation, I saw that this topic was really important and essential both in the work life and day-to-day activities. I am sure that to organize work properly all the managers have to apply the main principles of motivation and not to focus entirely on money. It was also interesting to analyze my personal ways of effective motivation, as now I can apply them also when I have something important to do – it will allow me to save time and get more joy out of doing it.
First of all, I want to present what motivates me to go to school. I think that the main factor here is my family. As long as I remember myself it has always been pleasant to achieve something and see how my family members were proud of me. I saw that with every my achievement I made the life of my family better and it gave me inspiration. Thus, my major motivator for going to school is enhancing my possibility to help and support my family and to reach high status in society for that matter.
My general motivators are not considerably different from the motivator I described above. Still, I can distinguish some basic motivations that work good with me. Incentive motivation is a good motivator for me, but it should be based on my need to help my family and to make contribution into its development. As for the arousal theory, I also think that it is useful for my motivation and that I can apply it when I watch the level of my arousal to that or other extent (Cherry, n.d.). By self-determination theory, my basic most important need, my driver, is relatedness, and I can make use of the extrinsic and intrinsic ways of motivation suggested in the theory (Accel-team, n.d.).
Before considering the theories of motivation in detail, I didn’t quite consider my motivation as a separate theme or component of my life. Sometimes I have chosen some incentives to enhance the work process, tries to support myself in some difficult moments of my life, returned to my goals of help and support to the family, and it helped me not to get distracted from studying and to be focused on the main priorities of life.
Now I think that I can approach my personal motivation in a more well-founded manner. I have seen what my major needs are and now I can base my motivation of them, which will definitely be more effective and interesting for me. I am going to work on my motivation, discover new ways of effective work and I am sure that I will reach a lot, now with motivation tools working for me.
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Cherry, K. (n.d.). Theories of Motivation: A Closer Look at Some Important Theories of Motivation. Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/od/psychologytopics/tp/theories-of-motivation.htm
Theories of Human Motivation. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.h2g2.com/approved_entry/A2860346