Motivation is the driving force which help us to achieve our goals and it can have intrinsic and external drives.
Intrinsic motivation is when we get motivated by the task itself, it exist in us with out relying on any external pressure
The 16 basic desires that guide human intrinsic motivation:
External Motivation come from outside us like: money and grades, coercion and threat of punishment.
Self-determination theory proposes that extrinsic motivation can be internalised by the individual if the task fits with their values and beliefs and therefore helps to fulfill their basic psychological needs.
Our wants and desires influence our comportament.
Only unsatisfied needs influence behavior, satisfied needs do not.
The needs can be arranged in the order of importance.
We only advance to the next level only when the lower need is at least minimally satisfied.
So how do we get motivated? How you can motivate yourself?
Simple: by keeping the needs unmet. The lower level they are, the biggest increase in motivation we have. We need to link the action required for our goal and the accomplish ot it with the satisfaction of a (basic) need.
Other ways to keep you motivated are: