Motivation helps you to accept responsibility for your behavior, for your actions and having a positive attitude. In reality, motivation comes from a person's belief, which helps him/her to achieve his/her goal. Purpose, desire, direction, and dedication are the qualities necessary to experience real motivation.
People motivate themselves by understanding their needs and wants. It could be tangible gifts, rewards or intangible growth, appreciation, recognition and a lot more, as it varies from person to person. How does motivation work in your case? If you understand how motivation works for you, then your Internal Motivation will drive you to achieve your goals and lead you toward success.
Are Your Needs Met
It could be said that real motivation starts from within a person based on how their needs are being consistently met. Without going into a long drawn out explanation of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs I will state some of the conclusions. The most basic of needs stated by Abraham Maslow was the need to survive.
Until that need is consistently met the other needs for all practical purposes cease to exist. Once that need is met then the individual is now ready to fulfill the other needs that may exist for themselves. These can be readily determined by their own specific paradigm of life. A person's paradigm is just the LENSES they tend to consistently see life through.
A set of beliefs that color their experience and interpretation of all that surrounds them. There is no real change until a person's paradigm changes. But the motivation to make a paradigm change leads us to the next section.
Having Self Motivation
If you are a person who is disciplined, goal-oriented, organized and instant, it means that you have the skills to motivate yourself. It means that you have a sense of achievement and that's how motivation actually works. For you to become the person that you are today.
In The End
Self-motivated people know the trick to get motivated after a disappointment and accepts the next obstacle that comes along. A motivated individual understands his thoughts and emotions, learns how to nurture them into a positive outcome, that keeps them focused on the next goal instead of being complacent.