Monday, December 12, 2011

Motivation Maslow

In Maslow's article, he describes many forms of motivation and why humans are either satisfied physically and psychologically. It's interesting that he states that once needs are dominated, then other needs are amplified as more important or there is a stronger motivation in seeking to satisfy those absent needs/desires. For me, I am a undergraduate whom hales from a working class family. I have high motivation to change the lifestyle I was brought up in, to a higher class of citizen to better myself and my family. This is one reason why I am in college. There is the need for money, security and stability in my future in order to live the life I wish to lead, eventually. I attend school to equip myself with knowledge so that I will become the man I wish to be. The motivation to be successful.

At this point in time, I am motivated to stay motivated. If I continue on thinking my psyche will enhance itself on a mundane course through these semesters of countless hours doing work to advance my education, I would be deeply depressed. With the knowing that life eventually grants some relief, I strive to be comfortable physically and emotionally to control the questions of, what if.
Nothing is guaranteed. But motivation in Maslow's article was not simply discussing my issues, yet he describes how not only adults but also children are motivated even if they are unaware of the reasons. A newborn cries so that in return he will receive food and satisfy his/her appetite. A mother knows that she must remain motivated to complete such tasks for her child so that her offspring will grow and develop to their full potential, hopefully becoming a contributing citizen in society. The motivation for all is within what needs and desires are absent or unmet by our individual situations throughout our lives. Maslow understands that human motivation relies on many axioms physiologically and psychologically for a well rounded, healthy being.

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