Saturday, June 19, 2010

Motivation: Elements of Greatness

I liked this YouTube video because it discusses goals,being positive, having courage, being able to be great and believing in yourself. The book defines goal as the incentive a person is motivated to achieve. They are selected from an array of incentives, depending on their scope, complexity, cognitive nature, and their likelihood of being achieved (p.268). I think everyone has had goals before and you can accomplish them if you stay positive and believe in yourself. Positive and pleasant emotions also act like positive incentives (p.358). The text discusses the broaden-and-build theory which are positive emotions that increase a person's available repertoire of thought action links and enhance the cope of attention (p.363). If someone has a longer attention for something, which tends to happen if they like something, they tend to stick with it and accomplish what they set out to do.

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