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# Understanding Motivation Highs and Lows

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### Understanding Motivation Highs and Lows

1. If motivation goes up and down throughout the day…
2. How can you predict when motivation will be high
3. How can you predict when motivation will be high or low?
4. Motivation is based on how much youanticipate doing the action
5. Motivation is based on how much you how much youanticipate doing + dread NOT doing   the action the action.
6. We can visualize motivation on a graph as a function of Anticipation and Dread
7. We can visualize motivation on a graph as a function of Anticipation and Dread
8. When Anticipation and Dread are low, you are below the curve and are unmotivated
9. When Anticipation and Dread are high, you are above the curve and are motivated
10. Motivation = Anticipation + DreadReeta Banerjee
11. + =(even if dread is low)
12. Example: You have a high anticipation forhow great it will be to have the iPhone 5.
13. Example: You have a high anticipation for how great it will be to have the iPhone 5.Even if you aren’t thinking about the negatives of not getting it, you can still be motivated.
14. High  An)cipa)onMo)va)on
15. + =(even if anticipation is low)
16. Example: You dread what will happen if you don’t take out the garbage
17. Example: You dread what will happen if you don’t take out the garbageEven if you don’t think it will be very fun to do, you still may be motivated to take out the garbage.