What Is Self-Motivation Part 1

Author: Curtis George Norton Jr.
July 09, 2019

What is Self-Motivation?

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 motivation.

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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