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.
  18. High  DreadMo)va)on  
  19. If you don’t have enough
  20. If you don’t have enough Anticipation for doing the action OR Dread for NOT doing the action
  21. If you don’t have enough Anticipation for doing the action OR Dread for NOT doing the action YOU WON’T CARE
  22. How does this Motivation Model explain commonly known motivators?    
  23. How does this Motivation Model explain commonly known motivators?     • Social • Competitive • Impact
  24. How does this Motivation Model explain commonly known motivators?     • Social • Competitive • Impact Let’s see a few examples…  
  25. You will be motivated to go running with a friend if  you anticipate that it will be fun and social
  26. You will be motivated to go running with a friend if  you anticipate that it will be fun and social or  you think you would feel guilty if you didn’t go
  27. You will be motivated to compete if   ou anticipate that you will feel victorious Y
  28. You will be motivated to compete if   ou anticipate that you will feel victorious Y or   ou dread that you will feel left out if you Y don’t compete
  29. You will be motivated to join a walkathon if  ou anticipate feeling proud for doing good Y
  30. You will be motivated to join a walkathon if  ou anticipate feeling proud for doing good Y or  ou dread that you will feel disappointed in Y yourself if you don’t join
  31. Reeta Banerjeereeta@alumni.stanford.edu @ReetaTweets

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