Motivation in my own words is having a desire to get a task done, whether that is finishing a blog post for pysch class, cleaning up your room, or going for a run to stay in shape. The tasks all require you to have a certain drive to want to get them done; yet so many people lack that certain mindset to finish projects. They put off their tasks or projects until right before the deadline and then finally decide to do them. Why does that happen?
I would have to say that most people need the pressure of a deadline or similar cut off to motivate them enough to actually get to work on their task. In other words, they lack motivation. Why is it then that some people always seem to have things done early before the deadline? Do they have their own motivational speaker that they listen to every morning? They probably don't, but they do most likely have something that is motivating them such as getting good grades in order to get accepted into graduate school or becoming successful in life.
I know for myself if I simply lack the drive to start a paper or study for a test I need something to get me pumped up. I need something to motivate me. What usually works is this video I found on YouTube about a year ago. It always gets me started on whatever task is ahead, including this one.
Even though you probably don't realize it, motivation is a natural thing that occurs in all people. We are all driven, to some degree, to obtain necessary things to live such as food, water, and shelter. Without a certain level of motivation we would all die. We wouldn't have the desire to obtain the things essential to live. Think of that the next time you go to get a glass of water. You can thank your natural motivation for keeping you alive, and maybe your own motivation for helping you get this blog done on time.