motivation

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…

Do You Know the Functions of Emotions?

Johnmarshall Reeve is an author who, in recent decades, has contributed to studies about motivation and emotions. Reeve believes that there are three main functions of emotions: adaptive, social, and motivational. Let’s take a look at each one of them,…

Workplace Engagement

Think of the person at work who is the most motivated and committed to their job. This coworker can help you understand the primary characteristics of workplace engagement. Workplace engagement is a positive emotional state. It’s characterized by energy, participation, and…

How to Keep a Work Team United

Work teams usually pursue clear and defined goals to achieve what they want to achieve. Normally, the leader sets these goals and the team follows a structure. Achieving these goals will depend on the team’s established level of cooperation and…

What is Feedback? Learn to Boost Motivation

Feedback is more than the information that comes from others about how we’re doing our work. Its purpose is (or should be) to provide positive ways to improve. It should give us specific data to boost our motivation. This art,…

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Few methods have experienced such a spectacular advance in so little time as motivational interviewing. Its success is due to several factors. It facilitates the relationship with the patient, its efficacy is scientifically proven, and it’s been developed collaboratively. Nowadays,…

A Balanced Motivation: The Best Way to Learn

Napoleon Hill once said: “Whatever the mind of a man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”, but how so? Can it be done using any method? Probably not. Regardless, there’s one method that could actually be useful. It’s balanced motivation.

The Theory of the Ripple Effect

Maybe you’re one of those people who doesn’t support injustice but thinks you can’t do anything about it. If so, you should know about the theory of the Ripple Effect. After reading this, you’ll understand the enormous power you have…

7 Books that Help Overcome Depression

Books can be an excellent tool when it comes to dealing with depression. They help us understand our worst enemy a little better. They can give us more information about the reason for our persistent suffering and help us apply…

How to Motivate Students

Once a student gets to middle school, motivation becomes one of the most important factors in how well they will learn. In fact, the apathy that usually comes along with being an unmotivated student sometimes involves other behaviors that are hard to…

Success in Your New Job

Technology is moving forward at the speed of light. We communicate and move so very quickly now. We start and end stages in our lives, eat, and cook at a startling velocity. In the working world, things follow much the same…

Hope: The Drive and Inspiration of Desire

Try to think of a time when you were intensely hopeful. Was your hope tied to other mental variables? Odds are that one of those variables was motivation. When someone or something really gets your hopes up, you can see…

7 Tips to Gain Self-Motivation

Where does self-motivation come from? It’s such a powerful force, the strength you need to make your goals and dreams reality. Rafa Nadal comes to mind and his famous “come on!” when he’s feeling the pressure on the tennis court. Where…