The Theory Of Motivation And Motivation Essay

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Waking Up: Realizing Your Full Potential The Theory of Motivation has been around since 1943 but the idea of self-actualization has always been around. There are many different names used by different cultures to refer to self-actualization. For example the phrase “finding yourself” can be defined as to “accept and make use of one’s personality, abilities, and situation”. (To Find Yourself, retrieved November 18, 2008). This is similar to the definition of self-actualization. Sounds very simple but do people really reach self-actualization? Do they really find themselves? What exactly is self-actualization? There are many factors that have a positive or negative influence on this process being either intrinsic or extrinsic. The Theory of Motivation was developed by Abraham Maslow in which he talks about two different types of motivation; Extrinsic motivation and Intrinsic Motivation. Extrinsic motivation is the motivation that comes from external factors such as money and other rewards or things found in an environment or situation. This type of motivation is learned and reinforced externally. For an example a lot of students go to college with intent of getting a degree to make good money. Had there not been such a great reward for college people might not consider it. On the other had Intrinsic motivation is not affected or influenced by the environment or other external factors. This type of motivation comes from within from personal satisfaction with things that…

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