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Motivational Theories

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Motivational Theories

Hey guys, I made a short video today about motivation CLICK HERE TO SEE IT, I feel I need to explain and pick apart the subject of ‘motivation’ a bit more, so I did some very efficient thinking in motivational theories…

I was thinking if so many people want to become motivated, or need to know how to apply their motivation (eagerness, desperation, energy etc) they need to be able to identify the demands or needs as a source of energy for their motivation.

Have You Ever Been Asked To Draw An Emotion?

This lead me to think how would one describe motivation, or better yet how would we draw it?

Would we describe or draw it to reflect our demands, or needs to satisfy the goals we seek to achieve, or fill the void that is essentially made up of our satisfaction.

Or is it just simply a term we use to describe neediness and emotional satisfaction.

From my research I say motivation is simply made up of three steps, lets cover it in more detail…

Needs 

People will always need something, fortunately we all have different needs which balances things out, you may have something I value and need while in return I may have something you value and need.

This means we have to try to understand each others needs and who needs what in order to boost productivity in any aspect of our society.

Having a need can be a trigger for a motivational flashpoint, as the need is the pretext to the behavior required to make change.

Whether in a positive or negative manner.

The need can be anything, the motivational flashpoint is what bridges the need with the behavior and governs how the behavior will be based on the flashpoint.

Example: If somebody Needs to learn a particular method of solving a mathematic equation they could either;

  • Fall asleep and procrastinate.
  • Realize that in order to solve the equation they have to take action (motivate themselves) to think and educate themselves to be able to follow the necessary steps to completion.
  • Take action but apply it in the wrong way, using the wrong type of learning methods or rather not think logically, therefore fucking up the equation.

Basically the Need is what triggers the thought process, the motivational flashpoint I talk about is what governs a good foundation for logical behavior.

Behavior

The behavior is based again on the needs of the person, the behavior is factored by many things, as Maslow’s theory states:

  • self-actualization,
  • esteem,
  • safety,
  • physiological.

Our behavior and characters determine how motivated we can get and how well we can stick to the good habits we might try to develop or maintain.

The motivational flashpoints help to guide and focus the right type of motivation for the right results.

Satisfaction

The biggest motivator of all, but often the hardest to obtain, you have made and achievement, you have seen the proof, you know you can do it.

The satisfaction creates a sense of well-being that in turns gives the confidence and esteem to do more, to go that extra round!

It creates a mental bar to live by and creates powerful emotions like inspiration, happiness and motivation is a product of inspiration after all.

This is why one of my motivational flashpoints is actually envision it or see it, imagine yourself where you want to be… Replicate that feeling of satisfaction to help you condition (in a positive manner) what it will be like when you reach the objective you have set.

Have a look at my video about motivation!!

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How To Get Motivated

How To Get Motivated

People often say ‘ I need to know How To Get Motivated’ The best question to ask yourself is What’s YOUR motivation? What do I get out of all this?

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Motivation, what is it?, where does it come from? From my own research motivation is a product of good habits, mental disciplining & personal strength.

It is surely something to take seriously because it’s what makes us do the things we do, without it many great events throughout the history of our species wouldn’t have happened whether for the good or bad.

Without motivation would the Million Man March in Washington D.C. in 1995? ….

Can motivation be measured?

Can it be given to us (spiritual or inspirational means) or is it simply a product of our personalities through knowledge, experiences, emotions, diet or even by the varied personalities we encounter with different people in our day to day routines.

Indeed the list is endless and everyone will have their own unique viewpoint and certainly their own ways to become motivated and there are ways to help get motivated more easily but from my OWN experiences and CRITICAL THINKING and RESEARCH.

I found that motivation comes from some kind of revelation or experience, some might even call it an epiphany.

A whole list of methods can be used by us or used towards us to guide, control or sway where our motivation takes us!

Motivational Video & Getting Motivated Visually

Everyone likes a motivational video, it gives them the excuse they need to make an attempt at something they would normally procrastinate (TRUTH).

It is kind of like the old saying we want what we can’t have, you see a very good sales video will always try to motivate you to create a action, it aims for your mind, to make you take action and in the greatest respect ‘program’ the habits to entice you to do as the video commands.

Whether or not you stick to those habits is another topic but as a matter of fact motivation is actually fueled in a number of cases by a visual response, seeing proof of someone doing well is motivation, envy in some cases can motivate certain positive or negative action, seeing people suffering triggers a response etc

I call this the MOTIVATIONAL FLASHPOINT sort of like a moment of truth or a kick up the ass to get you going to where ever you want to go whether it’s a six figure salary or just a more positive outlook to life.

I believe we can all motivate ourselves and achieve a better existence just by following a few simple small steps but can lead to a huge change in everything we do.

How To Get Motivated? … Promote Something You Enjoy, Do Something You Love Doing, Build Something and share it with humanity

Like I stated before through CRITICAL THINKING and RESEARCH I have managed to identify four steps to help us stay motivated through even the toughest of times because a spanner is always likely to be thrown into the works at the least expected time!.

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The 9-5: A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR MOTIVATION?

 

The 9-5: A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR MOTIVATION?

Motivation for Success or a Safe and Secure Alternative?

I’m going to keep this very informal as I am just going with what is on my mind and base it on my opinions whilst forming it into words and sentences, you may get angry but GOVERNMENT TEACHES US TO BE PRODUCTIVE WORKERS.

What is a 9-5.. How do YOU view the 9-5…

Do you see it as a essential part of what you deem as ‘success? Or a mandatory action in order to survive through a world driven by paper money and a throw away mentality, do you even like YOUR job…. I can imagine majority of who ever reads this will say NO and for those who said YES that’s fine in fact that brilliant because I have a question which I shall ask later on.

I understand that as a species we are a collective, we integrate and our 1960278_10203320553234266_2066095556_nsocial structure is based around interaction, we feel safer in a hive mentality(some of us) so the 9-5 can provide safety, comfort and security in a financial manner and I suppose if you F**K up the boss who belittles you can come wipe your ass for you and give you a ‘how to be a good worker review meeting’ I had a lot of those in the past.

But what if you that one individual who doesn’t want to just do a clock in-clock out and use your energy for some W****R who doesn’t even like you let alone like the job itself. What happens if everything the social structure taught you is actually not for you?

What if you have an epiphany and realize that doing something absolutely meaningless in your life (which is a flicker in the whole cosmic universal scale of things) is a total waste of time, PLUS the economical side of it all: Inflation making the money you work hard for loose value so you then have to work harder for money that’s actually getting weaker.. Retirement ages rising (at least where I live in the UK they are) etc etc etc the list goes on. But you don’t have to worry it doesn’t mean you are lazy or a bad citizen.

To understand it the best way we got to look at the root of it all or roots.

Without going into a huge history lesson, after WW2, globalization started to really take off, corporate empires would hire the masses during the rebuild of Europe and the world had plenty of work going, Corporate America was booming and there was always the boogie man called the Soviet Union for people to be made scared of so even the Media Giants could make more money and gain more control, (key to the whole scenario we are in today) people would be hired in the thousands and that would be the driving force of the recovery after the war, all sounds good.

In short the Corporation created the 9-5 lifestyle.

And it is there is nothing wrong with a 9 -5 I am not bashing people who work hard and do well in their respective field, a country needs workers and people need money, but those were different times, I think what I’m trying to say is that there was a INCENTIVE, a MOTIVATION to join the hive collective.

Nowadays we are taught from the day we enter school, how to work as part of the machine, how to think, how to act and what it takes to be a good worker.

The modern education system doesn’t reward- it tests, Exams/Punishes, Coursework/Grinds, does a degree even get you a good 9-5 it got me F – All.

The brain doesn’t respond to this it shuts down that is why most people are SCARED of anything different to your 9-5 it goes against your core programming.

Creativity is slowly sucked away and never is a child taught to actually make the money work for you, instead working for money and chasing inflated money for the next half a century is the preferred method I suppose it easier to regulate and control any bright sparks in our democratic society that way :/ and THATS MY PROBLEM, we are NOT taught to take our passions and turn them into a dream job or shall i say LIFESTYLE, that money actually is just FREEDOM UNITS. Calling someone your boss or manager is no different than a slave calling someone master or even dad or mum. By accepting this you sub-conscience accepts you are their BITCH.

Let me give you an example when i was fifteen we had to go find work experience to prepare us the mind destroying life that awaited us, so we get an idea of how to be good employees for our bosses who then have to be good employees for their bosses.

Never did they encourage or teach us to actually choose what we liked doing and to channel our passions into a type of dream job.

That’s why so many people just forget and abandon their dreams and settle for a wasted life in a company that cares more about dog food than its own staff, I have worked for S**T jobs and I can say all this from my own experience it totally sucks, I hated every moment of having to answer to someone with half my ambition and intelligence not that I am a smart person but I couldn’t give a dam about the delivery of frozen meat or tins or some nonsense.. Why the hell would I it’s boring and dull. As I left school and learned about myself I realized that this was NOT for me.

I got bored too quick and often ended up switching off from it all, I would always see the bigger picture. The fact I hated it so much was the motivation I needed to realize that there is so much more to life than just chasing after deadlines and deliveries that everyone will forget about the next day. Don’t you think in the grand scheme of things it would be more meaningful to actually create and build something serving the greater good of our species. What astounds me is that people actually settle for being some kind of suck-up and accept this mundane easy way of living through life.

That way of life scared the S**T out of me, how can I possibly aspire to my full potential when I’m helping someone else aspire to their targets and still get laid off when it suits them all that work for nothing, literally sucked for all my energy and then swept from the board like a pawn in a chess game.

The mind is like a fortress, Know yourself, Build on strength, Discipline yourself, Motivation.

My initiative totally dismissed, my flare and passion crushed by waking with no motivation and dread everyday, F**K that I will rather fail a million times loving what I do any day. Look at Colonel Sanders was rejected over one thousand times.. Dare I ask if anyone doesn’t know of KFC.. Steve Jobs failed a few times even got sacked from his own company (before apple) how many people have IPhones.

So what about the people who love their jobs, if it’s their passion and they are content, have shares in the company they are in, great perks and great incentives.. Think of this, your dreams and happiness is in the hands of your boss, moment’s notice you could be told to come in for a ‘review’ and told YOU’RE FIRED.

You could get laid off and if you love it so much why don’t you just do it yourself and make your own non-job style business, why let some other A** HOLE dictate the level of happiness you can have. This is why I created Yes4motivation.com because a lot of people just need that extra push and information to realize what they can do.

End of the day do what you want but maybe if you feel that your job isn’t what you desire then use the fear of being stuck in a dead end job and the negatives as a positive to drive you out of that rut! Turn a negative into a positive and that is why I think a 9-5 is actually a blessing in disguise.

I hope it kind of all made sense as this is just me getting stuff out my head and into words,

Thanks for reading and if you read it all the way through I really appreciate it and hope this helps in some kind of way.

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Stay Motivated

Luke

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