Motivation and the mind

So far, I have looked at some of the important theories of motivation and tried to provide the context in which learning activity takes place. Let's recap on what you know so far about how the mind works in this area.

You have learned about the mind's natural tendency to explore and to make connections and patterns. You have seen why it performs less well when it is under undue stress. You are aware that diet, health, and the amount of sleep you have had all affect your motivation and ability to sustain learning. You have learned about the importance of being emotionally ready, primed to accept new data, and about the mind's tendency to interpret events differently, depending on whether you are optimistic or motivated.

While much of this is common sense, the importance of biological and psychological factors in learning is too often underestimated.

How To Accomplish More In A Fraction Of The Time

How To Accomplish More In A Fraction Of The Time

The pace and intensity of our lives, both at work and at home, leave several of us feeling like a person riding a frantically galloping horse. Our day-to-day incessant busyness too much to do and not enough time; the pressure to produce and check off items on our to-do list by each day’s end seems to decide the direction and quality of our existence for us.

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