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What is the difference between internal and external motivation?

Internal motivation is energy inside of you, pushing you to go after what you want. External motivation is external forces or people causing you to do something. You may do the things asked of you, but the reason for doing them is external.

How can overcoming self-defeating behaviors help you become a better student?

Overcoming self-defeating behaviors can help you handle bad news and difficult challenges because they have a positive way of making you view the world. Being optimistic can teach you why things went wrong and you can adjust and fix the underlying problem.

How can the "I Can't" Syndrome affect your classroom performance?

Some ways it can affect your performance is it can make you a pessimist, blame others for things that are wrong in your life, and affect your grades making them even worse.

How can identifying your values help you stay motivated?

If you value an attitude or belief, your actions will be centered on these ideals. The things you work to accomplish are directly connected to the things you value. If you love to do a certain thing and this is valuable to you, you will make time for this on a regular basis.

Define the word "character" and discuss how it plays a role in your motivation level.

Character is a persons actions. When you make a choice, complete a project, every time you encounter another person, these define character. At the end of the day, the end of the month, the end of my life, my name and my character is all that I will have.

Explain how self-esteem plays a role in ones motivation.

Self-esteem plays a role in everything of a persons life. It has five basic characteristics and are considered key to a persons ability to approach life with motivation, a sense of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and personal competence.

Why is loyalty important to your self-esteem?

Loyalty is important to your self-esteem because it is the most outstanding figure of a persons character. Few things can make a person feel better than being loyal and keeping your promises.

Why is self-actualization important when it comes to motivation?

Self-actualization is perhaps the most obscure and abstract to understand. Maslow suggests that we all have a basic, driving desire to matter, to have a life where we are doing what we were meant to do. Self-actualization gives us a burning desire to do our best work, to live a life that matters, and to reach our fullest potential. It gives us the motivation to experience personal growth.

What is the purpose of Cornerstones for Lifetime Success?

The reason is to help a person see that by focusing on themselves and knowing where they are going, what they want, and what they have to offer, a persons motivation and passion for learning and growing will flourish.

What are some things you can do to help ensure your success and graduation if you are a first time student?

One thing you can do is find a support group, advisor, counselor, peer, or professional who understands your situation and ask them for advice. Another is to immerse yourself socially and academically at your institution. Make use of every source of academic, financial, career, and cultural assistance possible.

Why is excellence a good habit to develop?

It's a good habit to have because it helps you become a highly motivated person. The average person is happy doing just enough to get by. Excellence teaches you to excel and succeed in everything you do. Excellence Matters!

How can developing a strong personal "Guiding Statement" help your daily actions?

It can help motivate you in hard, tough times. It should be so powerful that it will literally "guide you" when you are ethnically challenged, broke, alone, angry, hurt, sad, or feeling vindictive. It will help guide you in your relationships with people you see everyday.