‘Every time you question your abilities, you are reducing your potential. You all have endless potential in whatever you set out to achieve. If you plant seeds of doubt in your mind, you place a limit on that potential. Remove any doubt and self-deprecation, and watch yourself far exceed expectations.’
What is motivation?
- The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
- The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
Mondays have a bad reputation. For most, it’s the day that marks the return to work after an all too short weekend. It’s the day that tends to trail after a nice relaxing Sunday. It’s the day that is the focus of all too many memes and follows its fair share of epithets muttered around the water cooler.
The most important thing about Monday is that you can shape it however you want. Here is a dose of Monday motivation to start your week with the attitude.
First, let’s take a look at the two different types of motivation that affect people; extrinsic and intrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is the inner drive towards completing a task–you do something because you derive enjoyment from it, or find it interesting. Extrinsic motivation is when you perform a task for external rewards, or because you are trying to avoid negative consequences. So which one is better when it comes to finding your own personal Monday motivation? Both have their benefits, although people who have intrinsic motivation tend to stick with their task long-term.
One of the best ways to get and stay motivated is to tap into your intrinsic motivation.