Words of Wisdom:

"the man who follows the crowd, gets no further than the crowd, the man who walks alone, finds himself places no man has ever known" stephen graham" - Whytee


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“We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, and calling”. (Abraham. H Maslow)
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did, so throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover”. (Mark Twain)

The above quotes from Abraham Maslow, the fonder of humanistic psychology, and Mark Twain, the American author and humorist, are the great example of motivation. These quotes lead to realize the basic concept of motivation. Motivation is an energetic power that pushes human being toward to do act and achieve ambition, desire and goals. Strong ambition and growing initiative lead motivated person to courage, persistence and right path to fulfilled commitments and success. Goal setting, building social network, understanding the purpose, being optimistic, avoiding procrastination and maintain consistency in behavior are the main characteristics of a motivated person.

There are many real examples of motivation in history. Olympic gold medalist track star, Wilma Rudolf was unable to walk and was told by doctor that she would no more be walk and run like normal person. But her dream to be a track champion and her motivation proofed the doctor’s thought wrong. Another great example of Thomas Alva Edison, after several failures and bed circumstances in his life, he become world renowned scientist. What was the magic that changed their lives? It was nothing but MOTIVATION.
Many psychologists and humorists have defined the concept of motivation in their theories. Such as, Maslow’s hierarchy of need, Aldefer’s modified need hierarchy model, Herzberg’s two factor theory, McClelland’s achievement motivation theory and so on. But as a student of business management, I really inspired by Maslow hierarchy of need and Arousal theory (Yerkes-Dodson law). These theories provide a...


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