motivation

Three Work Motivation Theories

Work is an essential part of life. If you take into account the hours you spend sleeping and enjoying free time, you’ll realize that work represents a big chunk of your life. Therefore, it’s really important that you remain motivated at…

Mindfulness for the Unemployed

There have been high unemployment levels for almost a decade. This has made unemployed people feel vulnerable and helpless. As a consequence, the likelihood of them suffering from mental health issues has increased significantly. Mindfulness for the unemployed is a great…

Illich’s Law and Negative Productivity

Illich’s law states that after a certain number of working hours, productivity significantly decreases. This law refers to a “negative productivity threshold”, a point from which we struggle to maintain our attention and start making mistakes in our work. Researchers have been…

The Key to Finding Inspiration Anywhere

Inspiration is a state that involves cognitive, emotional and commitment aspects. Finding inspiration is important because it produces a powerful feeling of well-being and it’s crucial to the creative process. It’s not easy to define what inspiration is exactly. It’s pretty…

Fear Will Never Disappear

Thinking about the fact that fear will never disappear can lead to anxiety. Just the thought of it makes your heart beat faster. It’s something natural or, at least, understandable. Society has taught you to run away from fear instead of facing it. But,…

Six Work Motivation Techniques

Work motivation is an important aspect. Although people tend to believe that it’s always there, the reality is that in many cases it’s not. Nevertheless, the good news is that we can increase our work motivation if we make the right…

What Helps You Achieve Great Things?

What would happen if you only remembered the things you’ve achieved, but not what it took you to get there? If you forget what you did, it’ll be very hard for you to repeat what you did in order to achieve…

Amotivational Syndrome and Cannabis Consumption

Joint, blunt, pot, grass, Mary Jane, weed… These familiar terms refer to the drug cannabis, also known as marijuana. In this article, we’ll be talking about the relationship between marijuana and amotivational syndrome. In recent years, a lot of scientific evidence…

McClelland’s Need Theory in a Managerial Context

McClelland’s need theory is a motivational model that attempts to explain how the need for achievement, power, and affiliation affects people’s actions in a management setting. In the early 1940s, Abraham Maslow created his own need theory. This theory identified the…

The Yerkes-Dodson Law: Performance and Arousal

The Yerkes-Dodson law suggests that there’s a direct relationship between performance and arousal. Psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson developed this law in 1908. The Yerkes-Dodson law establishes that performance increases with physiological or mental arousal, but only…

The Five Levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

What motivates human behavior? According to humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow, meeting certain needs is what motivates our actions. To explain motivation, Maslow introduced his hierarchy of needs in 1943. This hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to satisfy basic needs before…

Incentives in Education

We must take into account incentives in education. An education system that helps students face tasks and overcome their challenges is necessary for quality learning. Thus, to provide quality education, we must analyze these motivational aspects. High interpersonal variability is the first…

Being Extraordinary Isn’t Enough

Being extraordinary isn’t enough. In fact, it’s quite useless to have amazing qualities if we don’t use them to our advantage in order to create extraordinary things. There’s no point in being talented if we don’t develop our talent. Being extraordinary…

The Roadmap: The Importance of Having a Life Project

A common interpretation of happiness involves concepts such as “positive emotions” and “optimism”. Most people believe that happiness depends on how much pleasure there is in your life and, simultaneously, how few negative emotions there are. But this is just…

Aesthetic Intelligence: The Ability to Sense Beauty

It’s not easy to describe the concept of beauty. Countless thinkers and philosophers have tried with varying degrees of success. Is it an aesthetic standard? A combination of colors and shapes? A feeling? Or is it some spiritual sort of…

Hidden Causes of Laziness You Should Know

Is laziness a personality trait, or are there other reasons behind it? Many people don’t know that depression, fear, or stress are some of the hidden causes of laziness. It can even be a symptom of the pressure created by our…