The Truth About Motivation

When reading about NLP and personal development, we see a lot of different statements about motivation.

For a start, what is motivation exactly and where does it come from? More importantly, what is motivating and what is not?

In NLP, there are several mental filters (called metaprograms) that describe the motivating tendencies in our psychology, the most common of which is ‘motivation direction’. In short, are we more motivated by rewards or consequences?

It doesn’t take very long to realise that motivation direction varies from person to person and also depends on the activity or context involved.

A further issue, which is explored in the following video, is this: when it comes to motivating others with rewards, is more necessarily better?

Questions, comments? Have your say below.

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