Sunday, June 10, 2012

a final note about class...

Taking this class has been about motivation, and what drives people to do or act certain ways. Motivation drives a lot of things in life, without taking a step back and pointing out the motivational drive behind doing something, the motivation becomes ignored and becomes just an action. motivation can be seen when someone is hungry, trying to achieve a goal. The motivation can be both internal and external ideas or needs, for example an external body shiver is a response to an environmental factor of being chilly out. whereas an internal motivation is hunger, the body's response to running low in energy.

my music teacher had a quote engraved into a plaque that stated: Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. Johann Gottfried Von Herde. In my life music has been a huge motivation in my life to do well in school. Growing up playing music in the band you had to be passing the majority of your classes. being able to play an instrument in school was an incentive or reward I got for having good passing grades. So as a kid i never realized that my motivation for school and getting good grades was from a drive to play music. 

Because music has been a huge part in succeeding in life it has also been a coping mechanism that i have came across. whenever i am stressed about the end of a semester or when i am not getting along with someone, or generally just having a bad day i sit down and either play my clarinet or listen to a favorite song and all my troubles fade away and i feel like i am able to think with a clearer head, and am in a better mindset. 

this class has definitely taught myself things about myself and gives me a better understanding of what has been my motivation in life.