Motivation to real life behaviors

Motivation to real life behaviors

Instincts motivate most of lives behaviors; behaviors such as eating sleeping and drinking are biologically motivated (Harding, 2017). In the past 24 hours I was able to do the following activities:

  • I went to church
  • I took a nap
  • I was able to cook Food
  • I did some cleaning
  • I drank Water
  • I was ready to go to Work
  • I was able to visit the internet and Browse
  • I went Shopping
  • I watched a movie
  • I visited my friend

I decided to go to church because I enjoy singing in the church choir as my part-time activity.

Similarly, I took a nap because it is good for my overall performance in terms of my state of mind. When it comes to cooking it’s a no brainer because every living organism is dependent on food for survival, so I just had to prepare. I did some cleaning to ensure my general cleanliness. Drinking water was essential to quench my thirst. I went to work to so that i can boost my monthly salary. Browsing on the internet is necessary for my overall knowledge. When it comes to shopping, visiting a friend and watching a movie, these are my leisure activities that relax my mind.

Most of these activities that I engaged in were intrinsically motivated because in most of them I was feeling relaxed and good after doing them — for instance singing in my church choir, paying my friend a visit, watching and browsing made me feel good. On the other hand, going to work, cooking and cleaning were extrinsically motivated. In that, there was some external motivation compelling me to engage in these activities. Like for the case of working, the salary was my primary motivation because money as the reward helps me in settling my bills.

According to  Maslow’s hierarchical model, there are basic needs like food that one cannot do without I had to eat so that I can have the energy to carry out my daily routine. Also drinking water is part of the basic need. Visiting my friends will be categorized as psychological needs according to Maslow’s hierarchical model.




Harding, S. (2017). MBA management models. Routledge.