We are emotive as well as rational beings and we move with objectives to fulfill.- We can say that man as well as being a rational being is an emotional being to which situations affect him in different ways, generating in him different 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 task or determined activity.
When carrying out any socio-economic 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 made this activity, so we could say then that we have a given reason to be able to carry out a certain action.
This is precisely what relates to the Motivation of every act, having this word a relationship with what is the Motor of Things, the necessary drive we need to be able to do something, and sometimes, it is relative to the words we receive when we encourages you to do something, trying to lift your spirits or enhance the virtues of the person who will start doing 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) taking into account 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 Medium to be able to satisfy this 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 subject establish, being able to meet certain objectives is due to 30 percent to the practice we carry out and 70 percent to the motivation we have when doing the activity.
How is motivation related to personality? The functioning of the psychic system
The behavior of a person is determined by a large number of Motivations, having the origin of their actions an External as well as Internal influence, while each activity carried out must have a determined method of carrying out, which requires certain prior knowledge on the part of of the person, although some actions can be given by instinct or reflexes.
Studies related to the human psyche determine that a higher level of motivation ensures better results, but that the motivation does not always depend on the energy that a person puts in certain activity but on chemical and organic issues that make, for example, that a person with depression, no matter how hard you try, you can not feel motivated by any activity or task you have to perform
With regard to Work and Motivation, this has a variable factor in terms of capacity and various External Factors that help to have a greater work performance, being therefore important the conditioning of a favorable Working Environment , added in addition to the selection of the most qualified person for a particular role, or to offer training to be able to adapt to the proposed purposes. As said before, being able to achieve a good motivation will generate the best results and this can directly influence, in addition, in the relationships that are established between the people who work in the determined work space.
Finally, we must differentiate Intrinsic Causes of a motivation, which come from the 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 this 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.