Motivation is the reason for people’s actions, willingness, and goals. Motivation is derived from the word motive in the English language which is defined as a need that requires satisfaction. Motivation occurs naturally but can be affected both adversely as well as inversely through environmental factors.
Traditional Psychological modalities did not put as much merit into the subconscious as our modern scientific approach does, so it is quite common for most people do not realize much of our behaviors (habits and routines) occur at this level. Our subconscious is largely responsible for motivational behavior through repetitive actions, thus it is our primary driver when our primary conscious (active thoughts) react to things that happen in our lives. Since this level of thought is not as easily accessed, we simply shrug it off as intuition and instinct.
Personally, motivation is the ability to do the things we need to do to accomplish the goals we want to attain.
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