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  • How external motivation play important role in our life

    Posted by Ollyampika on December 25, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    Each one of us is happy with external rewards, we feel good about getting an A++ on our mark sheet, multiple likes on our Instagram or Facebook make us happy and even anyone who appreciates our performance or praises us for small things bring smile to our faces.

    External motivation comes in the form of fame, praise, money, rewards, and grades. This motivation is given by other people who can see the result of our actions. Many times we keep on doing things which is liked by others only for the sake of fame and appreciation. The nature of this motivation is temporary, as it doesn’t satisfy internally so we can’t stick to it for a long time.

    Whereas internal motivation comes within, we can feel happiness while doing the work, and when we complete work that makes us happier as compared to the appreciation by others.

    External motivation is not a bad thing, but it is helpful for those who need to be motivated to complete a particular task. For example, a student doesn’t like to complete their assignment or homework because of disinterest so at that time external motivation is helpful.

    Geet replied 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Geet

    December 27, 2023 at 1:01 pm
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    “External motivation” means that your motivation to attain your goal comes from a source outside yourself.

    Sample goal that is externally motivated:

    I will make a 3.5 GPA in college so that my parents will buy me a car.

    It’s okay to be externally motivated by such things as getting higher grades, praise from your family, or earning more money, however, it will be harder for you to stay highly motivated in the areas where you only have ulterior reasons for being in those situations.

    Performing tasks to look good for others or to please your family can be difficult to maintain. Constantly using external motivation when you are confronted with difficult tasks requires a great deal or effort.

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