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There are two types of Motivation, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation. It's important to understand that we are not all the same; thus effectively Motivating your Employees requires that you gain an understanding of the different types of Motivation. Such an understanding will enable you to better categorize your team members and apply the appropriate type of Motivation. You will find each member different and each member's motivational needs will be varied as well. Some people respond best to intrinsic which means "from within" and will meet any obligation of an area of their passion. Quite the reverse, others will respond better to extrinsic motivation which, in their world, provides that difficult tasks can be dealt with provided there is a reward upon completion of that task. Become an expert in determining which type will work best with which team members.
Intrinsic Motivation means that the individual's motivational stimuli are coming from within. The individual has the desire to perform a specific task, because its results are in accordance with his belief system or fulfills a desire and therefore importance is attached to it.
Our deep-rooted desires have the highest motivational power. Below are some examples:
Acceptance: We all need to feel that we, as well as our decisions, are accepted by our co-workers.
Curiosity: We all have the desire to be in the know.
Honor: We all need to respect the rules and to be ethical.
Independence: We all need to feel we are unique.
Order: We all need to be organized.
Power: We all have the desire to be able to have influence.
Social contact: We all need to have some social interactions.
Social Status: We all have the desire to feel important.
Extrinsic Motivation means that the individual's motivational stimuli are coming from outside. In other words, our desires to perform a task are controlled by an outside source. Note that even though the stimuli are coming from outside, the result of performing the task will still be rewarding for the individual performing the task.
Extrinsic motivation is external in nature. The most well-known and the most debated motivation is money. Below are some other examples:
Failed again?? Giving excuses?? Feeling humiliated?? Trust me - “ Excuses don’t get Results “
People who are demotivated by their failures or the people who are scared of the failure and giving the lame reasons for why they actually failed or can fail!! giving excuses is not all but you actually have to work very hard to become a successful person. There is a famous quote by the George Bernard Shaw “When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures . So i did ten times more work.” He even said that “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful that a life spent in doing nothing” A person should learn from their failures and mistakes and should not repeat the mistakes again. Take failure as a lesson or opportunity for more better options but not as a set back or demotivation May be sometimes you need a helping hand but remind yourself that without failure you won’t get any success. Take it as a positive feedback of the hard-work you made. And please do never dwell on your mistakes because it is the sign of a losers but instead accept them. Surround yourself with the people having positive mentality and also some good mentors and organize a routined life and follow a timetable be discipline when you feel too much demotivated think of the list which shows you your success attempts because every time you lack confidence you can see that you are even capable of success. When demotivated you can also visualize your success because by that you will be able to get motivation and a positive mindset to continue the success journey of yours. "SHOOT FOR THE MOON , EVEN IF YOU MISS, YOU’LL LAND AMONG THE STARS." By Simran Kumari B.tech (CSE) 2nd year Amity University, Kolkata email@example.com