To develop awareness of personal intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

        To develop strategies to improve personal intrinsic and extrinsic motivation


         To create a notebook or wallboard concerning personal motivation strategies.

        To make specific efforts and take action to improve self-motivation.


   Consider the following question:  What motivates YOU?  Write your answer(s). 

New Instruction:

  1. Complete and print each section of this motivation exercise.  Click here:

  2. Create a personal motivation wallboard in a visible "study" space.

  3. OR create a notebook diary containing each page of this exercise.

  4. Read the following article on self-talk and support systems.  Write a list of three strategies to put into action.  Click here:

Feedback and Review:

  1. Meet with your mentor, family members, friends, and/ or instructor to discuss your motivational needs.

  2. Put your motivation wallboard or diary in a significant place and refer to it often.  Add information as necessary.

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

  1. Commit at least two weeks to your priority of increasing personal motivation. 

  2. Take action on at least five strategies you have learned.  

  3. Focus energy on thinking positively and avoiding negative people or situations.

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