What do Emotion and Motivation have in common? Both motivation and emotion fill us high on intensity or energy rather than direction or information. Spontaneously, both seem to be categorized by heat and pressure or cold and calmness. In-terms emotion and motivation both "move" us in some way. Emotion and motivation both depend on the relationship between the organism and its environment. In the case of emotion, the importance is on the evaluative aspect of this relationship: how the situation makes the person feel. For example, you wake up knowing its your birthday...that excitement rushing down your body, it boils in your blood! All you can think about is the present with that delicious cake! It could be an ice cream cake or a vanilla cake or a cake that taste so fantastic that its by far the tastiest thing ever felt by you! This would be the emotion of being happy and excitement at same time. In case of motivation, it is how the individual acts with respect to the situation that is of interest. Example of motivation is a child obeys its parents to avoid punishment. Emotions have an underlying control over people's motivations in life. As mentioned in chapter fourteen "emotions can serve as motives that push an individual into action" (Deckers, 2010). The connection between emotion and motivation can be seen in everyday life; two teenagers, who will walk a mile to play basketball with one another but, will not cross the room to put clothes into a laundry basket. Emotion and motivation have vital roles in determining human behavior. When used wisely, your emotion and motivation can be a powerful force which helps you achieve great things.
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