definitions of Motivation

Topics: Motivation Pages: 2 (473 words) Published: May 22, 2008

1.Giving the reason to act
a.The act of giving somebody a reason or incentive to do something 2.enthusiasm
a.a feeling of enthusiasm, interest, or commitment that makes somebody want to do something that causes such a feeling 3.reason
a.a reason for doing something or behaving in a particular way 4.forces determining behavior
a.Psychology the biological, emotional, cognitive, or social forces that activate and direct behavior.

Out of the given definitions of what motivation is. What motivation is to me, I would have to say for me it falls along the 4th definition. Motivation shouldn’t be a reason given; it should automatically be there for reasons on the person’s own behalf. Regardless of what that reason should be. To me SGT. Haugen’s role in motivation is the 1st definition, for when our motivation is lacking. I didn’t quite understand it when SGT. Sadang and I had talked later that morning, after I had said that SGT. Haugen had taken away any motivation I had. However, that afternoon when we started our extra PT again, SGT Haugen explained it with a bluntly well put phrase that still plays in my mind. Though I might not agree to it, I understand it and I’ve slowly started to become that way. SGT Haugen had said that he wants the motivational type to be like “The fuck I can’t do something, I’ll prove you wrong.” This in turn actually follows something into my past. I wanted to prove my father, that he was wrong about me and that I could serve in the military, and here I am. In the end I would like for the definition of motivation for me to become the 2nd and 3rd only. My current motivation is that watching other people do something makes me want to do it too. In a way it’s like doing my share of the work. Instead I would like it to be the feeling I get of doing it. I use to have that motivation, though somewhere down the road I’ve lost it. I use to enjoy...
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