Topic 77 26 July 2019 Motivation - What Drives You, Really?

1. Do you feel that there are certain things you have to do or achieve in your lifetime? Why? What are they?

2. Some things take a long time to succeed at - for example, learning a language. How is the motivation of people who learn English different from the motivation of native English speakers? Native English speaker almost always fail to learn other languages.

3. Do you study to get a diploma for a job, or because the subject is interesting? How are these two motivations different? Is career motivation stronger than interest motivation or the other way? [Note: the career of most people is finished by 50. That's not long]

4. Some people seem to have very little motivation beyond a need to eat, sleep, have sex, and feel safe. Why do you think that is? How about yourself?

5. What is your own strongest motivation? Why?

6. Sometimes other people (e.g. parents) or governments tell you what you should do. Do you feel very motivated when this happens? Why/why not?

7. Let's suppose you become a manager. What are some ways you can try to motivate the people who work under you?

8. Many companies try to motivate you to buy their products. They advertise. What are examples of effective advertising? Why were they successful?

9. You can be motivated not only by ambition, but by many different emotions. For example - fear, hate, greed, laziness, love, kindness ... and so on. Which emotions actually work best to motivate you? Why?

10. Age changes us. How have your motives changed over your lifetime (or haven't they?) ?

77. Motivation - What Drives You, Really? ©Thor May 2019