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Motivation

We are emotional beings as well as rational and we move with objectives to fulfill.- We can say that man in addition to being a rational being is an emotional being to whom situations affect him in different ways, generating in him diverse reactions. In this sense, it is understandable to note that the mood of a person varies according to different stimuli and that is when the idea of motivation appears on the scene, among others, to describe the energy or lack of energy that can be felt in front of a certain task or activity.

When performing any socioeconomic activity the individual has a starting point, which is the beginning of all actions, a development that is the method in which we carry them out, and an objective, the purpose for which we have carried out said activity, so it could be said then that we have a Given Reason to be able to carry out a certain action.

This is precisely what is related to the Motivation of every act, having this word a relationship with what is the Engine of Things, the necessary push we need to be able to do something, and sometimes, it is relative to the words we receive when we are given encouragement to do something, trying to lift the spirit or enhance the virtues of the person who will begin to perform the activity. Etymology of the word motivation, its meaning and importance

We then define Motivation as a word that derives from the concept of Origin of Movement (Latin word Motivus) having a consideration of the emphasis that can be placed on a certain activity that has a starting point that is related to the Need for Something, and having a certain Action or Means to be able to satisfy that concern.

According to this we propose, we can understand that motivation is what makes us activate our body and our spirit in pursuit of achieving something, is to set in motion both parts to obtain the expected results. According to what many specialists in the field establish, being able to meet certain objectives is due 30 percent to the practice we carry out and 70 percent to the motivation we have when carrying out the activity. How does motivation relate to personality? The functioning of the mood system

The behavior of a person is determined by a large number of Motivations, having the origin of their actions an External influence as well as Internal, while each activity carried out has to have a certain method of carrying out, which requires certain previous knowledge on the part of the person, although some actions can be given by instinct or reflexes.

Studies related to human psychic determine that a higher level of motivation ensures better results, but that motivation does not always depend on the energy that a person puts into a certain activity but on chemical and organic issues that make, for example, that a person with depression, no matter how hard he tries, does not manage to feel motivated by any activity or task that he has to perform.

With regard to Work and Motivation, this has as a variable factor in relation to capacity and different External Factors that help to have a greater work performance, being therefore important the conditioning of a favorable Work Environment, added also to the selection of the most qualified person for a particular role,or offer training to adapt to the proposed purposes. As said before, being able to achieve good motivation will be what generates better results and this can directly influence, in addition, the relationships that are established between the people who work in the given work space.

Finally, we must differentiate Intrinsic Causes of a motivation, which come from our own activities and generated by the same person, while on the other hand we have Extrinsic Causes, which are extrinsic factors of the Environment around the subject, and how it can generate changes or generate actions in the behavior of an individual. Among the extrinsic causes we must point out the relationship with other individuals, the climate, the economic situation, the historical context, the age of the person, etc.

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