Motivation is a theoretical construct used to explain behaviour. It gives the reason for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one's direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa.[1] A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior.[2] According to Maehr and Meyer, "Motivation is a word that is part of the popular culture as few other psychological concepts are."[3]

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How to become a remarkable objective critical thinker, part 2, the why

Sat, Aug 2, 2008


As I said in the prologue of this series, using your analytic critical abilities is very important for a man, no matter what he does and how he thinks; it’s something required by more than our society, it’s something required by our inner nature. But some people might find it hard to believe that, so [...]

How to become a remarkable objective critical thinker, part 3, the characteristics

Sat, Aug 2, 2008


Here’s the bad side; nobody can make you a critical thinker. There’s nobody else that can do it for you, you have to learn how to do it and do it. It’s as easy as that. Still, there are some guidelines that are very useful to an ascending analytic mind. First of all, here are [...]

How to become a remarkable objective critical thinker, part 4, starting and improving

Sat, Aug 2, 2008


Now that you know why you should why it’s important to think clearly and what a critical thinker shows, it’s important to know how you can start to develop this ability and how you can improve it. No subtle and crowning exercises here, just some basic tips to get you started. Credits: “A man is [...]

The DO’s and DON’Ts of summer alimentation

Sat, Jul 19, 2008


First of all, this goes out mostly to people who live in places with 4 seasons, but also to those who live in very a warm climate. The Russian summer, for example, is very different from the Australian summer. These may seem as no brainers (I have to admit, most of them seem so to [...]

What should I do to succeed, part 1: fixing goals

Wed, May 14, 2008


Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want, So tell me what you want, what you really really want ~Spice Girls – Wannabe ~ Apart from tones of hours of work and a little bit of luck, one important ingredient in the success’ recipe is organization - fix your objectives, divide [...]

Taking chances vs not taking chances

Sat, May 10, 2008


Photo by Giorgio Tomassetti He deals the cards to find the answer The sacred geometry of chance The hidden law of probable outcome The numbers lead a dance ~Sting – Shape of My Heart~ Whether you believe in fate or that you totally make your life, you have to agree that what decisions you make [...]

4 really basic tips to increase your online productivity

Wed, Apr 30, 2008


Photo by br3nda The internet has grown incredibly much in the past years especially because it appeals to people in a way that nothing else has appealed. There’s always something new to do, new people to meet, news to read, all sorts of stuff to do. But what do you do when you have work [...]

8 tips to help you think like a genius!

Sun, Apr 27, 2008


Everybody wants to be a showman Yeah they all got another one Everybody thinks they got a genius Everybody got me on the run ~Kings of Leon~ Not everyone can be a genius like Einstein or Thomas Edison, but certainly all of us can use their methods to train our minds and to create the [...]

4 things to do when it’s raining

Sat, Apr 26, 2008


Sunny days Where have you gone? I get the strangest feeling when you belong. Why does it always rain on me? ~Travis – Why does it always rain on me?~ You casually look out the window and when you see the beautiful weather outside you feel like going outside and enjoying yourself. If it’s sunny [...]

Shyness? no longer a problem!

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


“Talk to me, show some pity You touch me in many, many ways But I’m shy can’t you see” ~Sonata arctica ”Shy”~ Have you given up many times because of your shyness? Have you ever lost opportunities because you were simply afraid to ask? About 80% of us would probably answer “yes” as a study shows. However, [...]

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