Motivation and Study Strategies

2436 WordsJul 13, 201810 Pages
Individuals can unravel effective study strategies by discovering what their learning style is and by embracing inspirational motivation skill. Motivational skills can trigger cognitive reasoning, and allow the mind to learn and become successful. As a group, we chose motivation and efficient study strategies, because these topics parallel with each other, illustrating the need for both to be victorious in academic goals. Negative motivators can prevent learning in one’s life. Motivation comes in all forms creating stimulation in the mind and body to complete a task. Motivation helps us to identify reasons for learning, helps to create productive organization skills, creates the desire for time-management dynamics, and generates positive…show more content…
Set achievable short-term goals and find the inspiration to complete them. Once you complete a milestone, reward yourself with something that you will enjoy. In addition, surround yourself with people who will reinforce your goals and inspire you keep moving forward. Goleman (1997) discusses the master aptitude, “Doggedness depends on emotional traits—enthusiasm and persistence in the face of setbacks—above all else.” In direct opposition to the traits of the tenacious student is the learner who sabotages their own work, and at times, members of their team. People who lack motivation may also lack stability and often function in a highly anxious state, which affects their ability to retain information. Goleman (1997) points that optimism is a vital characteristic in motivation (p. 88) and a highly motivated individual will continue to have a hopeful outlook even in the face of disappointment. Optimistic individuals take ownership for failure, while pessimists tend to blame circumstances, or point the finger at someone else. Motivation is defined as the ‘process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors.’ Motivation (arousal by internal energy) is what makes a person want to press forward and achieve their aspirations. Ormrod (2008) shares the need for arousal and refers to the basic need for stimulation
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