Week 1: Self-Motivation

How Self-Motivated Are You?

Take the quiz by following this link: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_57.htm

  1. Now that you’ve taken the Self-Motivation Survey, think about what specifically motivates you. We are all motivated by things outside ourselves, like family, friends, and teachers, called “external motivators,” and by things inside ourselves. These “internal motivators” are things like getting a dream job, having a family, travel, or helping society. Type a list of things or people that motivate you.
  2. Next, type a list of at least five of your goals, include more if you wish. Try for both big and small goals. Try to be both realistic and ambitious. Write in short sentences. For example, “I will complete my prerequisites for the nursing program by 2020.” Be sure to include a specific date or year.
  3. Next, type at least two steps you will take to achieve each goal. For instance, you might write, “Earn an A in Math this term.” Or you might write, “I will use a tutor twice a week to help me earn an A in Writing.” Include a target date and method for each of your goals.


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