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Intrinsic Motivation

A Key to Success -- With Interest

Craig Dowden | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

There is a reason that the phrase "Do what you love and the money will follow" is a popular piece of business advice. People who enjoy their jobs gen...

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 1)

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

When a child gets to swing at a ball until he hits it (there are no strike outs), when coaches decide not to keep score (there are no losers), and when everyone gets the same award in the end (we are all equal), it can begin to de-motivate kids.

Emotional Fuel and the Power to Motivate Students

Robert Sun | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Robert Sun

Most people think raw intellectual talent is the primary marker for academic success among children. But new insights are proving that motivation is perhaps even more important to learning than innate intelligence.

The Happiness Deferral Chain: Music Versus Test Preparation

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my college-student daughter started singing. My father, a pediatrician, asked what he thought was a rhetorical question. "Why do kids know the words to every song but they can't memorize something for a test that will get them a higher grade?"

Is the American Happiness Formula Making our Kids Depressed?

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

We have become approval junkies always looking for the next fix, the next hit of validation and approval. The problem is that our goals (Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval) are all extrinsically based.

The Key To Getting Motivated

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

Motivation is not something you have or do not have, but more like a throttle that has a low, medium, and high gear. Highly motivated people know how to rev up this mechanism every day.