Friday, July 10, 2020

The psychology of self-motivation

This video express's an extremely intelligent outlook on how you are to view opportunities in life. In this video Scott Geller speaks about the importance of doing something because you want to not because you have to. He explains the difference in outcomes when you strive for success oppose to avoiding failure. There is a difference! He explains when you strive for success you will work motivated because you are seeking a positive outlook on what you are achieving. Avoiding failure is doing the bare minimum in fear that you won't achieve what is necessary. So how does he express self motivation? The first question is can you do it? Do you actually believe you have the capabilities to achieve what you are striving for? Do you have the time, knowledge, and the training for your output? The second question is simple but you need to be able to explain your reasoning to yourself. Will it work? So many people are quick to think that hard work will pay off which in most cases it does, however, it is better to work smart instead of hard in certain circumstances. He finally explains the difference from receiving education on the craft and training. While they may seem the same, you can receive education on almost anything, however, training is doing the craft in order to receive an output. And finally is it worth it. If you continuously work on your craft and fail, was it worth your time? 

1 comment:

  1. hello,
    I liked what your wrote and specially the way you approached these questions. From my perspective, you are implying something positive for a person to reach self-Actualization. It is always important to know if Goals are being meet by questioning the structure of the desire goal or outcome. I also like what you said about working smart and not hard. I rather work smart because it would save me a lot of time and be smarter with time management. Thank you for that. :)