What Drives Human Motivation?
As a coach, you are likely wondering about the best, most effective, and most validated methods of creating lasting motivation for your clients.
Motivation involves biological, emotional, and cognitive forces that activate behavior. It describes why a person does something as it is the driving force behind human action. It does not only activate behavior but also involves generating the factors that direct and maintain these goal-directed actions.
Psychologists have proposed several theories of motivation including drive theory, instinct theory, and humanistic theory. The reality is that there are several forces that guide and direct our motivation.
Types of Motivation
Motivation can be divided into two types which are the following:
1. Extrinsic motivation
These are the motivation that arises from the outside of the individual body and it involves rewards such as money, social recognition or pride.
2. Intrinsic motivation
These are a kind of motivation that arises from within the human body such as a complicated crossword puzzle only for the personal gratification of solving a problem. [Read more…]