What contributes to high motivation?
There are days when we are bursting with energy and highly motivated. On other days, we feel flat, unmotivated and sometimes frustrated. Slight fluctuations in motivation are quite normal. We find it difficult to control our motivation and can experience that external circumstances also influence it. For example, if you plan to attend a sports class in the evening, you may find yourself less motivated when another important task at work has demanded a lot of your attention. In the end, you find yourself on the sofa instead of in the gym. In order for us to stick to our plans in the long run, it is helpful to find out why and to what end we set certain goals. When we have identified what need or value underlies our motivation, we have more energy. The personal WHY provides more stability and increases self-motivation and stamina.
An overview of different theories of motivation
There are various theories of motivation that try to explain human behaviour in relation to achieving goals. For example, motivation has an influence on our preventive health behaviour and our consumer behaviour. Companies also influence the motivation of employees by various means in order to increase their satisfaction and performance.