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How To Bring Up Self Motivation Of Students

For many a time, educators and teachers have tried to teach students on the benefits of gaining a reputable education, to learn as much as they could as well as to inspire them on the price of knowledge in this world. While some students don't like the idea of putting their noses into books and they don't find the relevancy of education towards real-life experiences, teachers and educators alike would have to instill such values in them and to motivate their students in their very own ways. The question is: How could the educators and teachers bring out the self-motivation in their students?

One of the most effective methods educators around the world have done is through authentic learning. Lessons that are taught have to be made practical. While most subjects are often theoretical, activities in classroom and out-of-classroom can be conducted among the students to prevent boredom or disinterest. While it is common that students have done experiment during their Science classes, other subjects such as History can be done out of classroom as well by taking these students to the real historical sites.

Apart from that, educators and teachers can also motivate their students intrinsically. Motivation has to start from the students themselves. Self-appreciation and self-recognition are traits that a student should have in order to gain intrinsic motivation. For example, educators and teachers can always praise their students for a job or assignment well done. They can make their own students proud of their very own achievement while in the mean time; encourage them to pursue higher goals or higher achievements. Extrinsic motivation in terms of rewards can also be given to these students, depending on the situations or the circumstances that the educators and the students are involved. An example of extrinsic motivation can be in the form of a small gift.

To conclude, as most subjects often follow a syllabus or a course outline, teachers and educators have to begin to think and act creatively. They can try changing the course outline for the day or add-in some interesting activities to make the class more interesting. They should encourage students to think out of the box to help shape the way the course should be or to improve the lessons day by day to encourage motivation among the students.

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The Secret to Self-Motivation

Just as willpower is an essential factor in achieving success, at some point in time, discouragement and lack of motivation may hinder you from reaching your objective. And it is up to you, and you alone to devise techniques that will help you keep that drive within afire.

It is helpful to have visual goals. whatsoever that is you are working towards, make it visual. It maybe something material like a car, or a vacation you have been looking forward to for the longest time.

Take or cut out a picture of it and post it at a conspicuous place at work or at home where you can see it often. So that when you feel discouraged, this will remind you of your goal and will help you keep your spotlight.

Make a contract with oneself. According to motivational researches, people who write down to-do-lists are far more triumphant in achieving their intended goals than those people who just keep mental lists instead.

Putting something in writing somehow makes it more powerful psychologically speaking. This may also be the basis why most cultures have such a high regard in honoring contracts. In the contract, you may also include a certain reward that you will give yourself once you have accomplished the task.

After all, everyone likes to be rewarded for completing a good job. Even a simple pat on the back, "good job", or "thank you" may do the trick to give the person the additional push to carry on, but unfortunately, these may not always be readily available. Considering that these are also essential in keeping oneself motivated, you must learn to find a way to get that encouragement on your own through pleasing yourself.

Abusive people lower your self-esteem and bring you down. Get these negative people out of your life. Surround yourself with positive people. Imitate their example. Smile amply and think happy thoughts.

These will give you a brighter outlook and lets you see a clearer picture of what you really want and a fresh mind to know what steps to take to get there. Rather than wait for things to happen, try to be proactive and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. Inactivity idles the brain and stagnates your potential to reach your goals.

Read inspirational books and literature. These will help you improve your attitude and heal your mind. A book of success stories also proves to be encouraging. You will not only learn from others' experiences and derive confidence boosting insights from them but the story will be instrumental in motivating you to go for your goal and move ahead with your plans. If this still seems to falter, get training or education.

Oftentimes, not knowing how or where to start is frustrating. Knowledge is power. Having a clear understanding of how and where to start is empowering and it will provide the extra drive needed to hit the mark you are aiming at and follow it through.

Having enumerated all these tips and tricks to attain self-motivation, but still you seem to feel lacking that much needed drive, there is one last thing that you must try.

Whatever it is that you have been meaning to do, or wanting to achieve, JUST DO IT! Keep on aiming high and go for it! Actually getting your hands dirty best solves the problem of motivation. By "forcing" yourself to just do it, your momentum will pick up gradually as you go along and before you know it you have finished the task or have finally achieved your goal. Divide and conquer is the key.

Break down the apparently unattainable activity to small doable steps. Not only does it become less overwhelming, but seeing the "in the meantime" results will further your confidence that it can indeed be done.

Lack of motivation happens to us all, but if you do not encourage yourself to accept opportunities and be challenged, no one else will. It is most important to keep your eye on the goal, find ways to keep going, and in no time, you shall reap its benefits.

And if at the beginning you were just doing it for the material reward, you will also learn to realize that the fulfillment, satisfaction and self-achievement you derive from reaching your goal is a much enjoyable high that will keep the drive within constantly burning.

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The Desire to Succeed and Self-Motivation

It's 6 in the morning. The alarm clock is buzzing, and you're thinking to yourself, "What's the point in getting up this early for work?" For some of us, the motivation is simply the desire to shut off the clock that is vibrating off the nightstand. But for others, it is truly self-motivation. It is an internal alarm clock that motivates a person to make the best of his or her day.

Certainly, everyone wants to succeed in the world. Everyone wants to have a purpose, to be at the top of the corporate ladder, or to be the best he or she can be in any given area. But why do some people succeed in doing these things, and others do not? The answer is: self-motivation.

There are several factors that contribute to self-motivation. They include:

-Desire to succeed
-Will power
-Mental stability
-Life goals
-Daily activities
-Daily pleasures

All of these factors will directly affect success in a career, in academics, in playing sports, and in marriage and parenting. Whether you desire the highest position possible at your job, or graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, you need self-motivation to do it. Self-motivation drives an athlete to score the winning soccer goal, just as it drives a parent to be a good role model for a child.

Along with the desire to succeed comes mental stability. Everyone has a bad day here and there; but what self-motivates a person to continue on with the bad day? The answer is mental stability. The mind is a great force. When you put your mind to accomplishing something, you will try your best to do it. As a result, your will power is tested. Being able to stay self-motivated and focused on what is important rather than "throwing in the towel" allows you to succeed in the end. Will power, mental stability, and the desire to succeed are all the result of self-motivation.

Another factor that drives self-motivation is the family unit. Family can self-motivate an individual to be successful. An individual - especially a working spouse - will crave the family's pride and approval. The working spouse self-motivates himself or herself simply by worrying whether or not the family is taken care of financially. The working spouse will most likely want to earn a high paycheck, and in the end provide for the family. Children often idolize their parents and will mimic what they see their parents doing. In the end self-motivation is passed on from one generation to the next, as it is an important role in family affairs.

Lastly, self-motivation is driven by daily goals and basic daily routines such as losing weight or learning how to play a sport. The simple daily pleasure of waking up to see the sun shine, to hear the birds singing, or even listening to the rain are all pleasures which can self-motivate a person to get up in the morning.

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Report By: Dr Nihar Ranjan Ray


I came in contact with this beautiful lady during my visit to SEWA head office. She drew my attention for two reasons as her verbal communication sounds so sweet on her cute face and as she looks like a college student. The next day I could ask her about her past times and the reason why she is at SEWA. Her story is so interesting and equally challenging.

Dipti rekha Banik belongs to poor family of south Gujarat. They came to Ahemadabad since 15 years when their family able to settle at the outskirts of the city. Her mother had to do some work after her father passed away. Her mother has to work day and night to bear up Dipti and her two sisters. Dipti witnessed the hard ship her mother to face for their food, clothing's and shelter. In 1995 her mother joined SEWA. SEWA was an organization for the protection of unorganized women labor at that time. SEWA was fighting for minimum wages and exploitation against women daily workers. The family of Dipti got support and benefit from SEWA. Gradually her mother got trained as a Dai. She could now earn some lively hood for her family with doing some service to the local people. Dipti and her two sisters managed to get formal education as their mother could support them now.

After intermediate education Dipti told her mother to join SEWA. Dipti worked as an ageban. She eagerly worked in the society in different campaign of SEWA. She could motivate the people with sitting them, being one of them sharing their sorrows and sufferings. Being an educated young girl she could do good work at SEWA that makes a difference. She was doing her formal education simultaneously. She has two most important things in her as a social worker. She was educated and she has immense interest in social work so that her work always makes an impact on the society and the seniors at SEWA as well.

After Dipti passed her MA in Economics she was getting number of lucrative opportunity but she liked to be with SEWA as she liked the philosophy of SEWA very much. Now she is working in Vimo SEWA division as the Ahemadabad city coordinator. Dipti changed the trends of marketing of Vimo sewa. She herself accompanies her agebans regularly. "In this way the agebans will feel encouraged "she describes.

At Navapur slum of Ahemadabad no body were just ready to listen them. Her senior told Dipti to look after the area. Dipti started the campaign there. The people of those slums are mostly Muslims and speak Urdu. Dipti first learned the Urdu. She every time greeted them in Urdu. She showed them the example of the persons got benefit from the vimo sewa. Gradually people could realize that the scheme is a good one and will help them in there need. When a vegetable vendor get the health benefit from the vimo sewa of the same community than Dipti showed that example to the whole community. Now about 30 percent family of that community bought the policy.

I found the whole story very interesting. I felt that why should not I tell the story of Dipti so that other people will get a great impetus from that.


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