Professional Development

19 - Self-motivation I
When we refer to motivation, in particular self-motivation, we are referring to vitality, perseverance, optimism and the ability to act appropriately when you have to deal with adversity, opportunities or problems. From the perspective of a person's behavior within an organization, motivation is the driving force to carrying out an effort. As our emotions interfere or help our thinking-, planning- and problem-solving abilities, we begin to trace the limits of our mental capacities, and thus determine our success in life. As we mentioned before, the intellectual conscious is much more effective and efficient when it is under the influence of an appropriate degree of emotion rather than under the influence of emotion that is inappropriate or of an inappropriate intensity. We achieve much more if we are motivated by enthusiasm, pleasure or even relaxation.