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Motivation

Our motivation can be external—provided or enforced by others—or internal, coming entirely from the self. Motivations can range from pursuing positive rewards to avoiding negative consequences, from focusing on what we want to achieve to how we want to achieve it. Understanding what truly motivates us and those around us can help us manage our time and efforts more effectively to accomplish our goals. We can struggle with finding our motivation, and we can struggle when we experience conflicting motivations, whether within ourselves or with others. Coming to terms with what we expect and desire from the world around us can help us find and hold true to powerful wells of energy and determination that allow us to keep moving forward, even when we get discouraged.

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How to Find and Do Work You Love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D)

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Distinguishing Between Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, & Vocation | Acumen Academy

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Profile: Alice Walker

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What Quality Do the Most Successful People Share? True Grit

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