Sunday, June 10, 2012

Motivation Final Post

There are so many things in life that can motivate you. It can be words from a song or quote from a movie. It can be your goal of having a career or helping your family. And it even could be someone else's words that move you and remind you not to give up no matter how hard the road ahead of you is. This class not only taught me about motivation, but it also made me understand more about myself and what motivates me. It also has taught about what things motivate other people to behave the way they do.

Things that motivate me are getting good grades, my family, and my work. I work hard to get good grades because I want to have a great career. I want to be able to provide for my family and for myself. My family always motivates me. There support and love for me has always made me work harder for things I want in life and be grateful for everything I have. And the last thing that motivates me is my work. Even though I am just a waitress; it isn't my career, but I still work hard and always try to take pride in my work and do the best job that I can.

My favorite parts of the course were talking about facial expressions and emotions. It is really fascinating how the two are so tied together. You can really make a persons day with the right expression, and you can tell how there feeling through their body language. Our facial expressions allow us to communicate without words.  I think that motivation is all push and pull. We push for things that we want to achieve for the incentive that is given. But the pull is for things that we physically need in life. I think that this method is used throughout life and it will continue to be used.

 I posted a video of a speech that I love. It is really moving and motivating. The man giving the speech shows that no matter how hard the battle is, even if its the battle for your life, you should never give up. You should always believe in yourself, and smile and laugh often. I think these are great words to live by.

"Don't give up, don't ever give up"

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