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Understanding Motivation Highs and Lows

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Understanding Motivation Highs and Lows

  1. Reeta Banerjee A New Framework for Understanding Of Motivation the Highs And Lows
  2. BJ Fogg describes this phenomenon in the Motivation Wave Motivation fluctuates throughout the day
  3. If motivation goes up and down throughout the day…
  4. How can you predict when motivation will be high or low?
  5. Motivation is based on how much you anticipate doing the action how much you dread NOT doing the action. +
  6. We can visualize motivation on a graph as a function of Anticipation and Dread
  7. When Anticipation and Dread are low, you are below the curve and are unmotivated
  8. When Anticipation and Dread are high, you are above the curve and are motivated
  9. Motivation = Anticipation + Dread
  10. (even if dread is low) + =
  11. Example: You have a high anticipation for how great it will be to have the new iPhone
  12. Example: You have a high anticipation for how great it will be to have the new iPhone Even if you aren’t thinking about the negatives of not getting it, you can still be motivated.
  13. High AnticipationàMotivation
  14. (even if anticipation is low) + =
  15. Example: You dread what will happen if you don’t take out the garbage
  16. Example: You dread what will happen if you don’t take out the garbage Even if you don’t think it will be very fun to do, you still may be motivated to take out the garbage.
  17. High DreadàMotivation
  18. If you don’t have enough OR YOU WON’T CARE Anticipation for doing the action Dread for NOT doing the action
  19. How does this Motivation Model explain commonly known motivators?
  20. How does this Motivation Model explain commonly known motivators? • Social • Competitive • Impact
  21. How does this Motivation Model explain commonly known motivators? • Social • Competitive • Impact Let’s see a few examples…
  22. ü you anticipate that it will be fun and social You will be motivated to go running with a friend if
  23. ü you anticipate that it will be fun and social or ü you think you would feel guilty if you didn’t go You will be motivated to go running with a friend if
  24. You will be motivated to compete if üYou anticipate that you will feel victorious
  25. You will be motivated to compete if üYou anticipate that you will feel victorious or üYou dread that you will feel left out if you don’t compete
  26. You will be motivated to join a walkathon if üYou anticipate feeling proud for doing good
  27. You will be motivated to join a walkathon if üYou anticipate feeling proud for doing good or üYou dread that you will feel disappointed in yourself if you don’t join
  28. Questions/Comments? I want to hear them! Reeta Banerjee reeta@alumni.stanford.edu @ReetaTweets

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