The Psychology of Self-Motivation

The power of self-motivation is something that all career-focused individuals aim to master in order to propel themselves further up the career ladder.

Scott Geller, a distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology, talks about the psychology of self-motivation in his popular TedTalk. He encourages everyone to be success seekers and the key to seeking success, he believes, is self-motivation.

During his talk, Geller discusses how we can inspire ourselves and others to get motivated. He states that motivation comes from a feeling of being empowered. To discover whether you feel empowered you can ask yourself the following 3 questions:

1. Can I do it?
2. Will it work?
3. Is it worth it?

If the answer to all of the above is ‘yes’, then you are definitely on the right track!

Watch Geller’s talk in full and master the psychology of self-motivation. The benefits it holds for your career are boundless.

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