What Is Motivation? [Idopedia]

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What Is Motivation?

Motivation is the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. It is what causes you to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge.

Motivation involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term “motivation” is frequently used to describe why a person does something. It is the driving force behind human actions.

Motivation doesn’t just refer to the factors that activate behaviors; it also involves the factors that direct and maintain these goal-directed actions (though such motives are rarely directly observable). As a result, we often have to infer the reasons why people do the things that they do based on observable behaviors.

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Uses

There are many different uses for motivation. It serves as a guiding force for all human behavior, but understanding how it works and the factors that may impact it can be important in a number of ways.

Understanding motivation can:

  • Help improve the efficiency of people as they work toward goals
  • Help people take action
  • Encourage people to engage in health-oriented behaviors
  • Help people avoid unhealthy or maladaptive behaviors such as risk-taking and addiction
  • Help people feel more in control of their lives
  • Improve overall well-being and happiness

Tips

All people experience fluctuations in their motivation and willpower. Sometimes you might feel fired up and highly driven to reach your goals, while at other times you might feel listless or unsure of what you want or how to achieve it.

Even if you’re feeling low on motivation, there are steps you can take that will keep you moving forward. Some things you can do include:

  • Adjust your goals to focus on things that really matter to you
  • If you’re tackling something that is just too big or too overwhelming, break it up into smaller steps and try setting your sights on achieving that first step toward progress
  • Improve your confidence
  • Remind yourself about what you achieved in the past and what where your strengths lie
  • If there are things you feel insecure about, try working on making improvements in those areas so that you feel more skilled and capable.

Potential Pitfalls

There are a few things you should watch for that might hurt your motivation. These include:

  • Quick fixes or all-or-nothing thinking. It’s easy to feel unmotivated if you can’t fix something immediately or if you can’t have it all at once. Remind yourself that reaching your goals takes time.
  • Thinking that one size fits all. Just because an approach or method worked for someone else does not mean that it will work for you. If something isn’t helping you reach your goals or is making you feel unmotivated, look for things that will work better for you.

History of Motivation

What are the things that actually motivate us to act? Throughout history, psychologists have proposed different theories to explain what motivates human behavior. The following are some of the major theories of motivation.

Instincts

The instinct theory of motivation suggests that behaviors are motivated by instincts, which are fixed and inborn patterns of behavior. Psychologists including William James, Sigmund Freud, and William McDougal have proposed a number of basic human drives that motivate behavior. Such instincts might include biological instincts that are important for an organism’s survival such as fear, cleanliness, and love.

Drives and Needs

Many of your behaviors such as eating, drinking, and sleeping are motivated by biology. You have a biological need for food, water, and sleep. Therefore, you are motivated to eat, drink, and sleep. Drive theory suggests that people have basic biological drives and that behaviors are motivated by the need to fulfill these drive.

Azad chaiwala The Name of Respect [Idopedia]

Podcasting

Whenever we think about young millionaires Mr Azad Chaiwala is one of the good examples for Pakistani youngsters. He is a good image of Pakistan. He is a multi-millionaire and off course multi-talented personality. He is an incredibly successful entrepreneur as well. He started his business career with 53 Pkr only at the age of 12 in Mirpur Azad Kashmir. When he was 21, He makes millions of dollar in the gaming industry.

Azad Chaiwala

Gaming Industry:

The turning point of his life when his first gaming website freeonlinegames.com also called FOG.com was made in 2000-2001. FOG.com welcomed over 2 billion game players. This is because it gave high-quality games free of cost FOG.com was ranked in the 700 most popular websites across the globe. The most famous game of his career was “Dirt Bike” which was played 3 billion times since 2003 when published.

Dirt Bike

Application Developement:

Azad has over 1000 apps already published. His applications/games downloads cross 700 million. Some notables are given below: 

  • i6 (400m) 
  • Ace viral (200m) 
  • Game pickle (100)

Social Network:

He has a youtube channel with 870k+ followers

He has a Facebook page with 450k+ follower 

https://web.facebook.com/AzadChaiwala/

Property:

Now he is a millionaire he had the bounty of domains. He owned more than 15000 domains.

  • FOG.com
  • Mud.com
  • i6.com
  • chaiwala.com
  • Salaam.com
  • Riyal.com
  • Khaleeji.com
  • Sunnah.com
  • Zakat.com
  • Hadith.com
  • Adhan.com
  • Salah.com

SEO:

On google, he had clicks of more than 800m. All because of his ability to understand the quality of problem-solving content. 

Skill Transfer/Education Industry

In 2009 Azad welcomed his first students, Girls from a Gov College based in District Bhimber. For Azad, it was a race against time. These girls were leaving college and had yet not learned anything about computers. He wanted Pakistan to have a skilled female workforce and educated mothers. The first batch was so successful that 4 students were who had taken the (Advance computing, office receptionist/admin & office computer technician) course reported getting jobs based on their skills alone. Azad was thrilled with the result and proceeded to open a further 21 branches all free of cost under the name Infaaq IT Center.

Though there were tens of thousands of students who learned via his institutes for free, Azad felt they were always undervalued and underutilized (FREE was stigmatized as being low quality), thus in 2019 began the formal closure of all 22 institutes. shutting the doors of the last one on 31st December 2019. On first January 2020, Azad opened the doors to one mega centre under his own name Azad Chaiwala Institute. This time Azad decided to charge the public, rich or poor, they had to pay as no longer was he going to accept Pakistan lowering itself to charitable donations. It was time for Pakistan to stand up. And in the process of revolutionizing education. Azad plans on making a lot of money, much to the dismay and heartache of his haters.

Azad’s plan is to give consumers in Pakistan a much higher level of skill-based education at a much cheaper cost and in a significantly shorter time period. He is sure the smart ones will choose the skill over ratta every single day.

Marriage Network

Some of Azad’s ongoing projects which in his own words he does not yet consider major successes are SecondWife.com/Polygamy.com & GoMarry.com – In one shape or another, Azad is trying his best to bring stability and happiness into peoples lives through marriage.

GoMarry.com

Read Also:https://idopedia.org/2021/05/23/when-you-feel-defeated-think-big/

Four Ways to Develop the Big Thinker’s Vocabulary by [idopedia]

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Four Ways to Develop the Big Thinker’s Vocabulary by [idopedia]

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Here are four ways to help you develop a big thinker’s vocabulary.

  1. Use big, positive, cheerful words and phrases to describe how you feel. When someone asks, “How do you feel today?” and you respond with an “I’m tired (I have a headache, I wish it were Saturday, I don’t feel so good)”, you actually make yourself feel worse. Practice this:it’s a very simple point, but it has tremendous power. Every time someone asks you, “How are you?”or “How are you feeling today?” respond with a “Just wonderful thanks, and you?” or say “Great” or “Fine.” Say you feel wonderful at every possible opportunity, and you will begin to feel wonderful and bigger, too. Become known as a person who always feels great. It wins friends.
  2. Use Bright, cheerful, favorable words and phrases to describe other people. Make it a rule to have a big, positive word for all your friends and associates. When you and someone else are discussing an absent third party, be sure you compliment him big words and phrases like “He’s really a fine fellow.” “They tell me he’s working out wonderfully well.” Be extremely careful to avoid the petty cut him down language.Sooner or later third parties hear what’s been said, and then such talk only cuts you down.
  3. Use positive language to encourage others. Complement people personally at every opportunity, Everyone you know craves praise. Have a special good word for your wife or husband every day. Notice and compliment the people who work with you. Praise, sincerely administered, is a success tool. Use it! Use it again and again and again. Compliment people on their appearance, their work, their achievements, their families.
  4. Use positive words to outline plans to others. When people hear something like this: “Here is some good news. We face a genuine opportunity…….” their minds start to sparkle. But when they hear something like “Whether we like it or not, we’ve got a job to do,” the mind movie is dull and boring, and they react accordingly. Promise victory and watch eyes light up. Promise victory and win support. Build castles, don’t dig graves!