Monday, June 28, 2010


Throughout our lives, we work toward achieving self actualization, or the realiztion of all of our potential. As we try to move up the ladder of success things get in our way, slow us down and set us back. This is when our motives or motivation levels play a very important role in our lives. Motive/motivation can be defined as a want, need, interest, or desire that leads a person in a certain direction. The motivation mechanism is a drive that promps people to take action. There are many different motivation theories that are actually quite similar, except for the amount of emphasis they place on either biology or environment. Some include basic biological forces while others seem to transcend concrete explanation.