Motivation : Motivation And Motivation

1216 WordsNov 11, 20145 Pages
Overall, motivation is, “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something” (Oxford Dictionaries). For me, motivation plays a significant role in accomplishing goals, working harder, and being successful. Internal and external forces also have a powerful impact on my motivation. I discovered that my motivation stems from both internal and external forces equally. However, sometimes motivation is lacking when doing something unpleasant or undesirable, such as writing an essay. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to increase motivation. “Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals” (Sasson). Motivation can influence behavior in multiple ways. I know for me that my behavior and decisions have been impacted by my motivation. I am very goal oriented and I have the ambition and drive to work harder to achieve my goals. My junior year in high school, after taking a sports medicine class, I decided I wanted to become a doctor and specialize in sports medicine. I knew this would be a long term goal and I would have to give it my all if I wanted to achieve it. Once I had this objective in mind, I became highly motivated to do well in school so that I could go to a reputable college. After realizing my goal, I worked harder in high school, held leadership positions in clubs, and even obtained a job as a physical therapy assistant to gain experience. Now looking back at high school, I
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