But, there is one thing my boys love, and that’s camping.
A couple of times a year I get the opportunity to go camping with my sons’ scout group. A couple of years ago when we first started attending these two-day adventures, I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled.
My attitude wasn’t right and I knew it. I was poorly motivated to go, yet my boys were pumped.
I went. I always did. But my motivation was one of compliance rather than of free will.
I’m sure you’ve been in a similar situation where you lacked motivation for an activity and wished you had a better attitude.
When we analyze motivation, you can see that we have different levels of motivation quality based on the activity. Some motivation can come from fear of losing something. Other behaviors are motivated by compliance. The best quality motivation, however, is from a sense of value and meaningfulness.
The good news is that we can increase our motivation quality. We can raise our level with a bit of work.
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