Self- motivation refers to an individual’s
ability to do things that need to be accomplished without the influence
external stimuli, which usually means that of other people. If an individual is
self-motivated they perform tasks and strive to accomplish their goals because
they always have their own reasons and resolve to do so.
It is what pushes a person to accept and
overcome challenges without having to wait for encouragement or impulsion from
other people. It is through exercising self-motivation that an individual
becomes more capable of achieving their goals, which generally results in
improving their quality of life and personal happiness.
One very important aspect of self-motivation
is knowing what motivates you to perform tasks and achieve goals. Your source of motivation may change from
time to time and as you reach different stages in life. Your goals in life
along with your needs and wants also evolve along with your sources of
Many researchers of human behavior believe
that in order to develop self-motivation, interest and commitment must be
stimulated first. One way to do this is to make sure that the person is
completely aware of the importance of the task while giving them enough freedom
to make decisions on how to carry out the task to its completion.
"The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows." -- Aristotle Onassis
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