Essay on The Ways That Motivation Influences Your Behavior

1263 Words Nov 10th, 2014 6 Pages
Describe the ways that motivation influences your behavior. How much of your motivation is determined by internal forces versus external forces? (describe specific examples) What could you do to increase motivation to do something that you aren’t normally motivated to do? (use a specific example) Generally speaking, Motivations is, “The general desire or willingness of someone to do something” (Oxford Dictionaries). For me motivation plays an important role in accomplishing goals, working harder, and being successful. Internal and external forces also have a powerful impact on motivation. I discovered that most of my motivation stems from external forces. However, sometimes there just is not any motivation to do something unpleasant or undesirable. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to increase motivation. “Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals” (Sasson, Remez). Motivation can influence behavior I multiple ways. Motivation has greatly impacted my behavior and decisions. I know for me that my behavior and decisions have been impacted by my motivation. I am very goal oriented and my motivation has given me the ambition and the drive to work harder to achieve my goals. My junior year in high school, after taking a sports medicine class, I decided I wanted to be a doctor and specialize in sports medicine. I knew this would be a long term goal and I would have to give my all if I…

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