What is Motivation, what to do when you have no motivation?

How does motivation work?

Motivation is the process of initiating and directing behavior based on the desire to achieve a goal. It involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term motivation is often used to describe why a person does something. It is the driving force behind goal-oriented actions. 

Motivation involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behavior. The biological component involves the reward and punishment system of the body. The reward system releases chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin that increase pleasure and motivation. The punishment system releases hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline which can lead to an increase in fear and avoidance of certain situations. 

The emotional component involves the feelings of satisfaction and happiness that come from achieving a goal. The social component involves the need for approval from others and the need to belong. The cognitive component involves the mental processes of goal setting and problem-solving.

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What are the 4 types of motivation?


    1. Extrinsic motivation: This form of motivation is driven by external rewards such as money, recognition, or praise.

    1. Achievement motivation: This type of motivation is driven by the desire to achieve greater success. It involves setting goals, striving to meet them, and feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment when they are achieved.

    1. Intrinsic motivation: This is an internal drive to achieve a goal or complete a task. It is often driven by a personal interest or enjoyment in the task itself.

    1. Social motivation: This type of motivation is driven by the desire to fit in or be accepted by others. It is often seen in activities such as sports, where players strive to be the best because of their desire to be respected by their peers.

What to do when you run out of motivation


    1. Take a Break – Step away from the task at hand and give yourself a break. Take a walk, listen to some music, or watch a movie. Do something that will distract you from the task and give you a much-needed break.

    1. Find Inspiration – Look for something that can spark your motivation. Read an inspirational book or listen to an inspiring podcast. Find something that will inspire you to get back to the task at hand.

    1. Set Smaller Goals – Break down the task into smaller, achievable goals. This will make the task seem more manageable and attainable, which can help you find the motivation to finish it.

    1. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone – Push yourself to do something that you would normally not do. This can help you break out of your comfort zone and find motivation to tackle a task.

    1. Reward Yourself – Set small rewards for yourself when you reach certain milestones. This can help you stay focused and motivated to keep goi

The Science of Getting Rich: First Self Help Book

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The first self help book?

Wallce D Wattles give the basic rundown behind the science of getting rich in his first self help book. Wallace tells you that if you do exactly what is explained in his 66 page book, you can be rich.

Short LOA book
The book was released in 1910 and it was the first self-help book to be released. The word “science” is used to reflect a new thought approach. The book promotes the belief that anyone can get what they want with their thinking.

Becoming wealthy is natural so do not feel guilty in your desire.

The main theme of this book is letting the reader know that thinking a certain way will help goals of getting rich. The book comes with instructions so you have a complete series of strategies you can apply. 

The only way you will know if this book works for achieving more wealth than you can dream is try.

It’s a short book with plainly stated principles about the Law of Attraction so you may understand the concept already. Wallace talks about the power of visualization. The ability to think as you would like is the first step to becoming rich.

You can’t put your ideas into action until you have them, so have a clear picture of what you want. If you do things the way you want, you will have the power to govern yourself as you please. If you are going to become rich in a scientific way, you can try to use that power in everything. “ Wallace D Wattles

Three ways to access: All free

1. Listen to The Science of getting rich below! narrated by LibreVOX

1 00 – Preface – 02:41
2 01 – The Right To Be Rich – 05:27
3 02 – There is A Science of Getting Rich – 06:13
4 03 – Is Opportunity Monopolized? – 06:59
5 04 – The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich – 09:52
6 05 – Increasing Life – 09:42
7 06 – How Riches Come to You – 08:44
8 07 – Gratitude – 06:32
9 08 – Thinking in the Certain Way – 07:32

10 09 – How to Use the Will – 07:56
11 10 – Further Use of the Will – 08:44
12 11 – Acting in the Certain Way – 08:56
13 12 – Efficient Action – 07:37
14 13 – Getting into the Right Business – 06:44
15 14 – The Impression of Increase – 06:52
16 15 – The Advancing Man – 06:50
17 16 – Some Cautions, and Concluding Observations – 07:42
18 17 – Summary of the Science of Getting Rich – 03:15

You can use the forward or reverse buttons to go to the chapter you left off.

2. You can listen to it on Youtube.


3. Read it at Archive.org

Read The Science of Getting Rich Here!

2 more writings by Wallace D Wattles

Wallce wrote two more short books
The Science of Being Well

The Science of Being Great, creates a hat trick for all round well being. One book for finances, one book for health and one for being the best person you can be. I will endeavor to make a post sharing the other LibriVox presentations of his other books when I create posts.