Emma Brown
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Motivator

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I have shared here a few different ways that you can try to motivate a lazy person in life and at work.

    1. Stroke their Ego

    2. Good Communication

    3. Last-Minute Panic

    4. Don’t pick up the Slack

    5. Make them Realize

    6. Don’t Exercise Control or Power

    7. Engage them

    8. Analyze them Personally & Professionally

    9. Quid Pro Quo

    10. Try Asking. Avoid Ordering

    11. Give them Knowledge

    12. Incentives or Reward Offers

    13. Positive Reinforcements

    14. Identify if it’s Laziness, Procrastination or Disinterest

    15. Confront Them

    16. Lastly, Step Up

    17. Don’t call them Lazy

      I shared with you here about 17 ways to motivate a lazy person. We are in hope that you could relate and pick at least a handful of ideas from here.

      When it comes to motivating a lazy person, the ground reality could be different. It could be entirely different from what we discussed throughout this post. The ones who are dealing with lazy persons know exactly what’s going on.

      One thing is clear here. Maybe, some of them are lazy in nature. Not most of them. Let’s not altogether separate lazy persons from the active scene.

        Here’s a final point from us. People are not inherently lazy. People don’t wake up every day thinking ‘Let’s be lazy today’. They could be lazy because they haven’t found what they want to do. They don’t know what’s hindering them and making them inactive until someone points out.

        When it comes to motivating a lazy person, understand them first. Get to know what’s going on with them. Try different ways we shared in this article to motivate them.

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        1. Identify if it’s Laziness, Procrastination or Disinterest

        This is the first thing you should do before you set out to motivate a lazy person. Identify if it’s a procrastination habit, or disinterest or their real laziness. By doing so, you can be clear about dealing with them.

        a) If they are high procrastinators, you need to make a different strategy to motivate them. Follow ideas to beat their procrastination habit.

        b) If it’s a total ‘disinterest’, change your strategy. Try engaging them with activities, and work in their line of interest. Gradually, you can get lazy persons on track.

        c) If it’s real laziness, all our efforts can really go in vain. It’s difficult for us to spoon-feed them with what’s going on.

        2. Confront Them

        What if all measures we took to motivate a lazy person goes null?

        What about people who are still demotivated and lazy despite what we give them?

        Give them some time. In the meanwhile, you can do three things here.

        a) Analyze how they are utilizing different measures you took to make them active. Are they taking it seriously? Or Do they still need more active measures to step them up?

        b) Find out what keeps them inactive and lazy despite all the positive things you have given them.

        c) See how they are even after all the good things that you tried.

        Still, there is no change and still, they are the same old lazy folks, what to do?

        Don’t hesitate to cross the ‘I’m Being Nice so far’ Line. Step up to them. Discuss the issue head-on.

        Lazy persons are a lot of work.

        When they are really testing your patience, it’s time to speak up directly.

        1. Give them Knowledge

        People become lazy when they don’t know how to do what’s in front of them.

        Lack of knowledge, perspectives, and directions will bring lethargy to them.

        Also, People get lazy when they have to constantly ask for help from someone.

        You need to take care of these two things in motivating the lazy person.

        Generally, people could gather what they need. They can take things to a certain extent without any guidance.

        But, lazy ones need a little push here. They need to be told what should be done. They need to be reminded about ‘how to do’ most of the time. Make sure you cover them here.

        Now and then, interact with them.

        Don’t have the attitude of ‘They’re already lazy. What can be done more?’

        Just give them a try. In a friendly manner, recap them about how you want the work to be done. Same way, explain to them in detail how to do the work.

        Give them more resources. See how things go.

        2. Incentives or Reward Offers

        Incentives, rewards, and perks are good motivators.

        People tend to show laziness and inactiveness when they are not properly taken care of.

        People could really use some incentives, rewards, little financial perks that they could get. It doesn’t have to be big. They appreciate even a little.

        There could be many reasons for their laziness. But, little incentives or any reward offers will give a chance to motivate them from their laziness.

        3. Lastly, Step Up

        Lazy personalities have to be dealt with one step at a time. The final step will always end up in Stepping up to them. Talk to them without sugar coating. People need to be told about the hard-hitting truth.

        1. Analyze them Personally & Professionally

        You may know a person who used to be lazy and underperform. What if they are a cheerful, positive and highly active person in person?

        It’s not enough to just identify them as lazy. That individual could have more than what meets the eye.

        Maybe they are lazy because they don’t like the work or place or team etc. there could be other reasons too.

        Find out what makes them underperform and inactive. While they could be this positive active person, there could be reasons for their lazy shades too. Find it out.

        To understand who they personally and professionally could be helpful.

        Get to know them.

        Just a little initiative from you in a positive way can motivate people who are lazy.

        2. Quid Pro Quo

        It’s a trick that can guarantee to get some work done. Offer something in return for work completion. Tell them that you can offer something that they find it helpful. In return, ask for the total cooperation and completion of the work.

        That’s a Quid Pro Quo. It works.

        Little offerings, helps and supports could definitely motivate a lazy person to perform.

        3. Try Asking. Avoid Ordering

        Chances are if we ask them nicely they would really consider doing it. It can start things for them.

        They are already lazy. Apparently, there’s no use in ordering them to do it further.

        Instead, ask it as a help.

        Tell them it would be really helpful if they could do their part. Or, ask them to help by joining with you in getting the work done.

        Try Asking instead of Ordering when it comes to a lazy person.

        1. Make them Realize

        Make them realize what they are missing by being lazy all the time. Let them understand what they miss by being in their bubble.

        Find ways to express how things could be different if they step up their game. It’s like a little push.

        You can talk or communicate in ways that you find fit.

        In the end, make them recognize what they are missing by being too comfortable. Take it as another way of gently motivating the lazy person to have good reasons to work more.

        2. Don’t Exercise Control or Power

        You cannot motivate a lazy person through control, power or authority. You can, but it only brings more messy outcomes.

        Exercising power or control can feel like an added pressure to them. You definitely don’t want that.

        Don’t go the way of exercising authority too. In general, Power and control disengage people with you.

        Instead, treat them as if they have the power.

        Make them understand that they have the control to get things right.

        Give them responsibilities. People function better than they were before. Try it out.

        A sense of commitment and responsibility will motivate a lazy person for real.

        3. Engage them

        Handle lazy persons in their comfort zone. It becomes easy for us to identify what fuels their laziness. You can get to know why they are underperforming.

        Try taking them out to lunches, to games or for a coffee. Engage friendly. Find out why they are being lazy.

        Another thing here is, lazy people find it hard to get their acts together. So appealing to them in a friendly way could really help them.

        Building good relations, Connecting and Good engagement will motivate people to step up and try forward.

        Laziness stops when there’s so much liveliness.

        1. Last-Minute Panic

        It’s an old trick from the bag of time. It’s interesting that a last-minute panic brings so much productivity in people than before. People work harder when there is a last-minute rush.

        A last-minute panic will definitely motivate a lazy person to do more.

        Likewise, Lazy ones tend to increase their focus and efforts when they meet a sudden change. It could be

        An overall change of plans

        Change in the working style

        Bringing more pressing issues to the table

        Having new challenges to meet etc.

        When there’s last-minute panic, or if it’s a demanding issue, lazy persons become highly motivated to do the work.

        2. Don’t pick up the Slack

        Lazy persons don’t care if someone’s taking their burden. As long the work is done, it’s all fine with them.

        Don’t be the one and pick up their slack. It’s not the right way.

        You might think you are doing them a favor. Some people even think that they are genuinely helping someone who can’t do the work. In reality, it is not so for them.

        Lazy persons tend to ‘not care’ most of the time. They don’t care when someone’s putting their work online for them. As long as the work is done, it’s all good.

        This is why understanding what makes the person lazy is essential. Unless there’s a genuine reason behind, don ever pick up the slack for a lazy person.

        3. Positive Reinforcements

        Positive reinforcements could help.

        Supportive words like ‘I know you can do it’, ‘I know you did well in the past, you can bring it back now too’ could help them.

        Irrespective of age, people always look for some appreciation and positive reinforcements. It would really motivate someone who tends to get lazy all the time.

        1. Stroke their Ego

        Nothing gets the work done than stroking someone’s ego. It applies especially to the lazy ones.

        Try saying them ‘I know you can’t do it’ or ‘I know you will never do it’. Instantly, they will set the wheels in motion.

        In Particular, a lazy person tends to struggle with completion. Get hold of this behavior for your advantage. Talk to them about how they will not finish what they start. They start doing it immediately. It acts as a motivation for them.

        We say they can’t and they do it right away.

        How good this strategy works depends upon the individual.

        2. Communicate

        Good communication is always the key to solve everything. Communications are good pointers for people to understand what’s going on.

        Why don’t you have a sit-down with the person and talk? Create a good space for them. Allow them to talk.

        You can easily find the reason why they are becoming lazy and underperforming. It could be personal issues, uncomfortable team, disinterest, lack of skills, lack of self-confidence, etc.

        Genuine conversations and concerns from people is a good start. It can make the lazy persons realize what they are doing and what they are missing.

        3. Make them Realize

        Make them realize what they are missing by being lazy all the time. Let them understand what they miss by being in their bubble.

        Find ways to express how things could be different if they step up their game. It’s like a little push.

        You can talk or communicate in ways that you find fit.

        In the end, make them recognize what they are missing by being too comfortable. Take it as another way of gently motivating the lazy person to have good reasons to work more.

        I have shared here a few different ways that you can try to motivate a lazy person in life and at work.

          1. Stroke their Ego

          2. Good Communication

          3. Last-Minute Panic

          4. Don’t pick up the Slack

          5. Make them Realize

          6. Don’t Exercise Control or Power

          7. Engage them

          8. Analyze them Personally & Professionally

          9. Quid Pro Quo

          10. Try Asking. Avoid Ordering

          11. Give them Knowledge

          12. Incentives or Reward Offers

          13. Positive Reinforcements

          14. Identify if it’s Laziness, Procrastination or Disinterest

          15. Confront Them

          16. Lastly, Step Up

          17. Don’t call them Lazy

            I shared with you here about 17 ways to motivate a lazy person. We are in hope that you could relate and pick at least a handful of ideas from here.

            When it comes to motivating a lazy person, the ground reality could be different. It could be entirely different from what we discussed throughout this post. The ones who are dealing with lazy persons know exactly what’s going on.

            One thing is clear here. Maybe, some of them are lazy in nature. Not most of them. Let’s not altogether separate lazy persons from the active scene.

              Here’s a final point from us. People are not inherently lazy. People don’t wake up every day thinking ‘Let’s be lazy today’. They could be lazy because they haven’t found what they want to do. They don’t know what’s hindering them and making them inactive until someone points out.

              When it comes to motivating a lazy person, understand them first. Get to know what’s going on with them. Try different ways we shared in this article to motivate them.

              1. Monotonous/Same tone of work

              It’s not exciting to keep drawing circles and straight lines all day at work. Eventually, you get bored. You become lazy. For a change, you can try doing two or three works to keep yourself engaged.

              People who are involved in doing the same work over and over will become lazy.

              If there’ no challenge or no excitement people get bored of it. As a result, they start to function lethargically.

                                  2. Lack of Interest

                                  Needless to say, it fits every one of us. The main reason you and I get lazy is for two things.

                                  First, it’s due to a lack of self-interest. There’s no motivation when there’s no self-interest.

                                  Second, if we don’t like what we do, we reflect it through laziness. We cover ourselves with zero enthusiasm.

                                  3. Procrastination Habit

                                  Procrastination and Laziness are two solid partners. It’s hard to identify which one paved the way for another. The end result will always be an unproductive one.

                                  4. If they don’t know what to do

                                  Imagine you are put in a place that has no directions. You don’t know what to do or how to do things. What happens next? To take things forward from there would be confusing and difficult for you. You become hesitant and doubtful. It will definitely lead to the laziness of sorts. The same goes for real-life situations too.

                                  5. The Attitude of ‘Why Bother’

                                  There could be situations in life and at work that would make you feel like:

                                  Why bother

                                  What’s the use

                                  My opinion doesn’t matter

                                  Nothing’s going to change.

                                  In such places, we bring laziness right away.

                                  6. They are just lazy.

                                  There are lazy people. They are just lazy and comfortable with it. No matter what we try, they still stay there.

                                  1. If there’s a Lack & Difficulty

                                  If there’s a difficulty, there comes a lag. Not just with work, it applies everywhere.

                                  If I don’t gather the necessary knowledge I won’t be able to start the work. Similarly, if I don’t know how to do the work, I lag behind.

                                  People easily become lazy when there is:

                                  lack of knowledge gaining


                                  lack of Knowledge gathering


                                  No proper feedback systems


                                  No proper management systems


                                  No one to question them

                                  Especially, when an individual shows ‘no interest’ in gathering/gaining knowledge, it means they’re already becoming lazy.

                                          2. Not enough self-esteem, Self-Efficacy

                                          People with low self-esteem tend to make laziness as a shield. They would find it difficult to accept success or work for success due to their low self-esteem. Active involvement becomes less.

                                          When there is little or no Self-Efficacy, people become largely hesitant to do the work. They tend to have strong self-doubt. As a result, they get lazy and less-involved.

                                          3. No sufficient moral support

                                          If there’s no on to support me or encourage me, I tend to lose interest and enthusiasm. It applies to all.

                                          People could use the good moral support. You don’t have to do it always. Do it every now and then.

                                          Lack of moral support makes people feel like they are less valued and less recognized in the work they do. Eventually, they quit being active at some point.

                                          4. Failure of Rejection

                                          Sometimes, to avoid rejections or humiliations people tend to underperform. Unable to handle opinions can make people become less active and less involved.

                                          Self-efficiency plays a vital role here. People who don’t want their efficiency to be tested will not take risks. Hence, they stay lazy and less-involved.

                                          Unable to cope with rejections like this will make people stay in a lazy state.

                                          1. If it’s too easy, People become lazy

                                          Those who are up for a challenge will find it difficult to cope with easy works. If it’s easy, they feel lazy. It’s common to all of us here. When we know the work is easy, we bring lethargy and little care to it.

                                          Let’s take a common scenario that you and I go through every day.

                                          Laziness comes when an individual feels like, ‘the work is just a matter of time’. I shall do it later.

                                          Lethargy comes when an individual feels like ‘The work is so easy. I’ll do it later. I have more pressing issues in hand’

                                          People get lazy when they have easy works in hand. Especially, they get more optimistic about the time left.

                                          Sooner or later, they become lazy in completing the work.

                                          2. If people are not-valued

                                          When I feel like I am not valued in the place, I easily reflect it through my behaviors. Carelessness and Laziness will be the first outcome of it. It just happens and sometimes it’s on purpose. The work I do can become messy. And, I could get lethargy easily towards doing any work.

                                          I hope you can relate to me here.

                                          When a person is not valued or recognized, it reflects in their quality of work. They get lazy due to the lack of enthusiasm they deserve.

                                          3. Too much time on Hand

                                          Instead of ‘lazy’, the more apt term here would be lethargy. When you have too much on hand, you keep postponing things. You feel lethargy that you have too much time and no hurry in finishing the work.

                                          If people have too much time on hand, they get easily bored leading to laziness.

                                          1. Could be Personal problems

                                          Going through personal problems can make people lose focus. It brings lethargy in whatever they do. Idleness comes when all they have in mind is their problems. Here, it doesn’t mean people are lazy. People are not motivated to do what they have to do.

                                          Get to know if the person is going through any personal problems. To offer some help to solve the problems can motivate the laziness they have.

                                          2. Met with Unreachable targets

                                          People can recognize what they can do and what they cannot. Especially, people who tend to work slowly know this for sure. Once they recognize the work as an unreachable target, they stop. Somehow they feel that they cannot do it. Laziness comes into the scene.

                                          Instead of telling people that they cannot do it, they become lazy. It’s a way of showing their lack of motivation and disinterest.

                                          3. Struggling with some part of the job/work they have

                                          We tend to struggle with things that we don’t know. That too, what if we don’t have the luxury to say ‘I don’t want this work’? It feels like a Dead end. Somehow people will try to do it at first. But, in due course, they lose focus and interest. They do things just for the sake of it.

                                          There’s automatically laziness that creeps even without our knowledge.

                                          The situation here is, people want to work but ‘not’ with this particular work. They reflect it through slowness and inactiveness in the work and results. It’s sort of being lazy.

                                          Here’s a question for you

                                          How do you get things done in general?

                                          First, you need to bring some motivation to yourself to do the work set before you. And then, you start working towards it.

                                          The same goes here.

                                          The trick to persuading a lazy person is in motivating them first instead of constantly asking them to do the work. Is that enough? Well, not on all occasions. Lazy persons could use some push in different ways.

                                          Through this post let’s discuss in detail what factors motivate a lazy person and how we can make it work.

                                          Know the Reason: Find out why they are lazy

                                          We can see two categories of people.

                                          A) There are these really lazy persons. You can do nothing about them.

                                          B) There are people who get lazy or become lazy. But, in general, they would work really well. They could use some motivation.

                                            That is why understanding the reason behind their laziness is necessary.

                                            First, know the reasons why people are lazy. Unless you know it, it becomes difficult for you to persuade them in doing the work.

                                            We both know how hard it is to deal with a lazy co-worker or a lazy person in general. To get things done from them could rock our tolerance to the core. We will be torn between ‘whether to leave them out’ or ‘to make them work’. Visible truth is, dealing with a lazy person is kind of a mixed bag. It ‘can be’ possible and we ‘can make it’ possible. At the same time, it really could be impossible. There’s nothing much left for us to do.

                                            1. Could be Personal problems

                                            2. Met with Unreachable targets

                                            3. Struggling with some part of the job/work they have

                                            4. If it’s too easy, People become lazy

                                            5. If people are not-valued

                                            6. If there’s a Lack & Difficulty

                                            7. Too much time on Hand

                                            8. Not enough self-esteem, Self-Efficacy

                                            9. No sufficient moral support

                                            10. Monotonous/Same tone of work

                                            11. Failure of Rejection

                                            12. Lack of Interest

                                            13. Procrastination Habit

                                            14. If they don’t know what to do

                                            15. The Attitude of ‘Why Bother’

                                            16. They are just lazy.

                                              Two things become clear here. There are people who are lazy. There are people who need some extra push to stay away from laziness.

                                              I hope that the possible reasons we shared here would be relatable to us every day.

                                              Despite different factors, we still can give some push to motivate lazy persons in life.

                                              Without a doubt, Intrinsic Motivation is the better one. The ones who are genuinely motivated have succeeded compared with others.


                                              1. On the other hand, extrinsic motivation is not always bad. Reward programs, financial perks could help people do the work with even more enthusiasm.

                                              2. One type of extrinsic motivation that we saw earlier is ‘Integrated Motivation.’ It could be an alternative when an intrinsic motivation fails or not possible.

                                              3. To obtain the best results, sometimes external motivations could work.

                                              4. For a long successful run, you need a self-encouraging intrinsic motivation.

                                              5. When intrinsic motivation didn’t work out, you can still make people going by giving them the right reasons. The point is, with a little help, extrinsic motivation can also get work done for you here.


                                              At last, you are the better judge of yourself. You know what works for you and whatnot.


                                              I am sure that the types of motivation we discussed here will benefit you. It will help you identify the motivation scale that’s around us.


                                              On that note,

                                              Any type of Motivation should end up benefitting you and your values. That’s the core of how motivation works. If it’s not beneficial, not positive, and ethical, it’s better to step away from those motivating factors. Don’t matter if they are intrinsic or extrinsic. Sometimes, combining intrinsic and extrinsic could yield better results for you. In the end, you are the perfect judge.

                                              1. External Regulation:


                                              It’s like an intentional behavior or activity but controlled by external sources or factors. For example, We can see parents telling kids about the rewards they will get after getting specific grades. Intentionally you do the studying as you want to. But, mostly, your studying will be controlled by the rewards waiting for you.

                                              2. Introjected Regulation:


                                              You do it under internal pressure. It could be due to false ego, self-esteem issues, guilt, worry, peer appreciations, approval, validation, and sorts. People do it under an obligation and not because they want to. People know that they have chosen it intentionally to do. Yet, it is not a choice of self-intent.


                                              3. Regulation through Identification:


                                              It’s a more positive side of extrinsic motivation. It’s like people do things by believing in goodwill.


                                              For Example: Consider a Student.


                                              A) The student will have a conscious decision to go to college. It’s like a self-selected goal. It motivates them to study hard and get grades. They do it intentionally but with an external motivating factor.

                                              B) A major difference here. ‘I want to go to college’ is different. ‘I want to go to college as everyone’s going’ is different. The former is regulation through identification.


                                              4. Integrated Regulation:

                                              It’s a wonderful type of motivation. Here, the person will self-reflect, understands the reason, see if it matches their values and needs. Finally, they take action. Though it is a confident decision, an individual runs through all options and external factors. It influences them.

                                              Is extrinsic motivation totally bad? No. It has some positive sides too. Here are:

                                                    11 facts about Extrinsic Motivation:


                                                    1.) Things will not be under your control to process it.

                                                    2.) When you are extrinsically motivated, you end up doing things that will not give you a feeling of content.

                                                    3.) You will find more restrictions and coercion.

                                                    4.) External factors could change. At some point, you will feel like stopping it or quitting it. But, when you are genuinely motivated, you keep going longer.

                                                    5.) Peoples stop performing when they don’t find enough rewards.

                                                    6.) In some cases, when there are no impactful results or if they don’t care about it anymore, people stop.

                                                    7.) Extrinsic motivation will not guarantee a solid success for a long time.

                                                    8.) Extrinsic Motivation works well under business establishments.

                                                    9.) Thought it solely requires intrinsic motivation, some areas could use extrinsic motivating factors too. For Example Sports, Education, Studying, Job, Fitness, and sometimes even in healthy people, we could use some extrinsic motivation.

                                                    10.) If Extrinsic Motivating factors are more appreciative, positive, helpful, and supportive, people can be very well produced.

                                                    11.) Extrinsic motivation could be fruitful when combined i.e., Giving rewards in addition to making people feel like ‘it’s worth it’ is a wonderful strategy.


                                                    Though extrinsic motivation has some downsides, it can be productive when used rightly.

                                                    Let’s see what triggers and drives people toward Extrinsic Motivation.

                                                    1. Rewards:


                                                    The thought of getting the reward will drive people towards working on it. Even little rewards could motivate people to do better the next time. The reward is a great method of extrinsic motivation when used positively. It can show a good impact.


                                                    2. Money:


                                                    Financial perks, fancy allowances, bonuses, increments are few important mentions here. It motivates people.


                                                    3. Fear:


                                                    Fear is a great motivator. Especially when it comes to fear of losing, people are highly driven.


                                                    4. End Results:


                                                    When it comes to Extrinsic Type of Motivation, the nature of results plays an important role. Results can be in any form like punishments, a decline of personal regards, bad performance reviews, negative feedback, loss of control, poor outcomes, loss of trust, people’s opinions, disapproval, disconnect, etc. they all have a considerable impact over people.


                                                    5. Praise:


                                                    We can see people around us who do things or work for the sake of gaining attention, being in the limelight, and for the praise. They are extrinsic motivation factors we see every day right before our eyes.


                                                    6. Power:


                                                    The next in line for money is power. It’s a big extrinsic motivator. The feeling of exercising power, control, and management motivates people. When taken over a certain extent, Power Motivation is always an unproductive method. Exercising control and power in your own life and practices can lead to a better outcome.

                                                    These are the core categories that cover all external factors that trigger extrinsic motivation in people. The factors could either go straight or go sideways depending upon how you and I take it.

                                                    Extrinsic Motivation is when you do things that are compelled, driven, and affected by external factors. An individual performs particular action or exhibits a behavior because the individual is affected by external factors.

                                                    I can explain the Extrinsic Motivation in two different scenarios for you.


                                                    For Instance, Take


                                                    Scenario 1:


                                                    On the inside, you might not be enjoying it. On the outside, you have no other way but to do the thing.


                                                    Ex: Studying.


                                                    You might not enjoy doing it. But, due to external factors like minimum percentage of grades needed, facing parents, facing peers, any rewards, any academic compulsions, or for getting more allowances, etc. you study.


                                                    Take Scenario 2


                                                    You know that it is good and beneficial to do. Still, you hesitate. You will not be motivated internally to do it. It takes some external factors to make you do it.


                                                    Ex: Getting into College


                                                    I understand that I want to get into college. I can realize that a college education is good. But, to study more and get high grades or scores can be demotivating or hesitant to do. Studying can be like a mountain to climb. Yet, for the sake of college education benefits, we pull ourselves together and do it.

                                                    I hope you find it easy to relate because you and I go through this phase every day in the life.

                                                    1. Achievement Motivation:


                                                    In simple terms, let’s say that you will be driven towards achieving a goal, a specific task, to get a sense of achievement/completion of tasks and sorts. No money or rewards as a motivation here for you. Purely driven by accomplishing, reaching, and completing the work, you will have the ‘Achievement Motivation.’ If you have ‘achievement motivation’ you will concentrate more on doing things better instead of results or any kind of reward.


                                                    2. Psychological Motivation:


                                                    It’s an unexplainable feeling that comes internally. It motivates us to do things. Later, we would wonder about how we did it or why we did it. Have you have experienced this feeling? If the answer is Yes, then it’s a way of intrinsic psychological motivation. There’s no scientific explanation for it.

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