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What is Motivation? A Psychologist Explains.

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motivationMotivation has as many faces as there are human desires.

The simplest definition of motivation boils down to wanting (Baumeister, 2016). We want a change in behavior, thoughts, feelings, self-concept, environment, and relationships.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

This article shows what motivation is, both in real life and in how psychology observes and studies motivation. It includes an explanation of the process by analyzing real-world motivational problems like procrastination and avoidance.

Before you read on, we thought you might like to download our 3 Meaning and Valued Living Exercises for free. These creative, science-based exercises will help you learn more about your values and goals and will give you the tools to inspire motivation and meaning in the lives of your clients, students or employees. 

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What is Motivation?

Motivation is an internal process. Whether we define it as a drive or a need, motivation is a condition inside us that desires a change, either in the self or the environment. When we tap into this well of energy, motivation endows the person with the drive and direction needed to engage with the environment in an adaptive, open-ended, and problem-solving sort of way (Reeve, 2018).

The essence of motivation is energized and persistent goal-directed behavior. When we are motivated, we move and take action.

Motivation is influenced by the satisfaction of needs that are either necessary for sustaining life or essential for wellbeing and growth. Physiological needs for food, water, and sex (yes sex) serve the organism to maintain life and also provide satisfaction from doing so.

Psychological needs for autonomy, mastery, and belonging direct our behavior in much the same way. As do the needs for achievement, power, closure, meaning, and self-esteem. Some of these needs will become motives as will all the intrinsic activities we engage in.

Our environment and social context will play a significant role in terms of extrinsic motivation. We will also be motivated by goals, values, and desires to experience specific emotions associated with certain end-states (Reeve, 2018).

The best way to explain motivation is to show what it looks like in everyday life. Here is an example of possible motivational reasons a person could have to engage in exercise.

Reasons to Exercise Type of Motivation Real-Life Examples
Fun, enjoyment Intrinsic motivation Children run, jump, and chase simply for the sheer fun of it.
Personal challenge Flow Performers get “in the zone” when their pursuits optimally challenge their skills.
Forced to do so External regulation Athletes exercise because their coach tells them to do so.
Accomplish a goal Goal Runners strive to run a mile in six minutes or less.
Health benefits Value Patients exercise to lose weight or to strengthen the heart.
Inspiration Possible self People watch others exercise and become inspired to do the same.
Pursuit of a standard of excellence Achievement strivings Snow skiers race to the bottom of the mountain, trying to beat their previous best time.
Satisfaction from a job well done Competence As exercisers make progress, they feel more competent, more effective.
An emotional kick Opponent process Vigorous jogging can produce a runner’s high, a euphoric rebound to the pain.
Good mood Positive affect Being in nature can induce a good mood such that people exercise spontaneously, skipping along without even knowing why.
Alleviate guilt Introjection People exercise because they think that is what they should or ought to do to please others or to relieve their sense of guilt.
Relieve stress and anxiety Personal control After a stressful day, people go to the gym, which they see as a structured and controllable environment.
Spend time with friends Relatedness Exercise is often a social event, a time to enjoy hanging out with friends.

 

For a more in-depth discussion of the many mechanisms of motivation, see our article on Motivation and What Really Drives Human Behavior.

 

Motivation Definition in Psychology

The study of motivation in psychology revolves around providing the best possible answers to two fundamental questions: what causes behavior, and why does behavior vary in its intensity?

Motivational science is a behavioral science that seeks to construct theories about what constitutes human motivation and how motivational processes work.

Motivation, when seen in the real world, and when measured by science, becomes visible and detectable through behavior, level of engagement, neural activation, and psychophysiology. Some would also include self-report in this list, but studies show that self-reports have proven to be highly unreliable sources of information (Reeve, 2018).

 

Behavior

So how does motivation behave? With presence, intensity, and quality. Motivation is visible through gestures and facial expressions, intense effort, immediacy (or as psychologists like to call it short latency).

The presence of motivation can also be inferred from the levels of persistence and decisiveness in choosing one goal over another, which taken together make for a high probability of occurrence (Atkinson & Birch, 1970, 1978; Bolles, 1975; Ekman & Friesen, 1975).

 

Engagement

Motivation can also be inferred from the level of engagement.

For example, in a coaching scenario or a motivational interview, a competent practitioner will enthusiastically and generously contribute to the flow of conversation (agentic engagement), express interest and enjoyment (emotional engagement), process deeply and pay attention (cognitive engagement), and persist in these efforts as if time and the outside world didn’t exist (behavioral engagement). And yes, for many of us, we don’t have those kinds of conversations often.

 

Psychophysiology

There are five psychophysiological expressions of motivation:

Psychophysiological Expressions
Hormonal activity Chemicals in saliva or blood, such as cortisol (stress) or catecholamines (fight-or-flight reaction).
Cardiovascular activity Contraction and relaxation of the heart and blood vessels (as in response to an attractive incentive or a difficult/challenging task).
Ocular activity Eye behavior—pupil size (extent of mental activity), eye blinks (changing cognitive states), and eye movements (reflective thought).
Electrodermal activity Electrical changes on the surface of the skin (as in response to a significant or threatening event).
Skeletal activity The activity of the musculature, as with facial expressions (specific emotion), bodily gestures, or shifting one’s weight from side to side during a boring hallway conversation (desire to leave).

 

Brain Activations

Just like changes in behavior, engagement, and psychophysiology, brain activations mark the rise and fall and maintenance of motivational states. A different pattern of neural activity is present with each motivation and emotion. For example, the hypothalamus is active when we are thirsty, and when we feel disgusted, there is a rise in insular activity.

Researchers use sophisticated equipment like electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe, detect, monitor, and measure brain-based neural activity.

See our blog post on Motivation Science for more information on the neuroscience of motivation.

Putting all this together to answer the perennial question of what motivation is, but most importantly what it does, we define motivation as rising and falling of needs, cognition, and emotions expressed through patterns of behavior, levels of engagement and neural and psychophysiological activity directed toward realizing essential life outcomes.

 

Motivation Model

In a nutshell, motives are internal experiences in the form of needs, cognitions, and emotions and are the direct and proximal causes of motivated action. Social contexts and external events act as antecedents to motives that cause or trigger motivational states. Our motives express themselves through behavior, engagement, psychophysiology, brain activations, and self-report.

The model below illustrates the framework for how motivational psychologists study the process of motivation and its elements and try to find the answer to the questions about what causes motivation. It also shows why the study of motivation is so relevant to people’s lives and how motivation contributes positively to significant life outcomes like achievement, performance, and wellbeing, to name a few (Reeve, 2018).

Motivational Model

Motivational Model

 

Motivation Process

Our motivation, when it originates from internal motives, as categorized into needs, cognitions, and emotions, is often experienced as more immediate and potent then extrinsic motivation.

Since we don’t exist in a vacuum, however, these inner experiences cannot take place without some degree of the external influence, be it in the form of consequences, incentives, or other forms of pressure arising out of the social context of our environment.

Our physiological and psychological needs drive us, our cognitions direct us, and emotions land intensity and energy to our pursuits. When the combination of antecedent conditions and the internal motives align, they create a ripe environment for engagement, which propels the action behavior.

When these behaviors, in turn, create more positive motivational and emotional states, they reinforce the behavior through a positive feedback loop and increase the likelihood of repetition (Reeve, 2018).

The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.

Josh Billings

 

Consider a motivational problem like procrastination or avoidance

Our needs, cognitions, emotions, environments, and relationships can play a crucial role in procrastination or avoidance.

All needs are born either out of deficiency or need for growth. Physiological needs are a particularly strong force in determining behavior. Our bodies will signal our brain if our wellbeing is threatened, and this can lead to avoidance and procrastination when we are suffering from hunger, thirst, or lack of sleep, for example.

Psychological needs are also significant drivers of motives as they represent inborn needs for the development of a sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. When we try to force ourselves to do something that contradicts those needs, these innate forces can be tough to overcome.

The conflict between chosen behavior and the need for satisfaction of psychological needs like autonomy can create dissonance, which can lead to avoidance or procrastination. While the fulfillment of physiological needs is about preserving wellbeing, satisfying psychological needs is about thriving and growing as a person (Reeve, 2018).

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Viktor E. Frankl

There are also implicit needs which are acquired from our environment through socioemotional development. They vary from person to person as our experiences vary, and unlike inborn psychological needs, implicit motives are acquired.

Implicit here means unconscious. These needs occur without conscious awareness and are trait-like and enduring. Implicit needs motivate us toward the pursuit and attainment of specific social incentives (Schultheiss, & Brunstein, 2010).

An implicit motive is a psychological need that arises from situational cues that cause emotional reactions, which then predict, guide, and explain people’s behavior and lifestyle. They can be inferred from the person’s characteristic thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. What a person “needs” within an implicit motive is to experience a particular pattern of affect or emotion.

For example, if we have little or no need for achievement, we may experience negative affect, such as anxiety, shame, and embarrassment while engaging in that challenging task and will avoid or procrastinate as a result. Implicit motives predict our behavior far more accurately than do explicit motives, which are basically what we tell others about what motives us (McClelland, Koestner, & Weinberger, 1989).

Our cognitions can also influence our tendency to avoid or procrastinate. Cognitions are mental constructs like goals, mindset, expectations, beliefs, and self-concept, to name a few that influence our motivation. If we have conflicting goals, for example, we may be more likely to avoid or procrastinate.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Wayne W. Dyer

Emotions, although closely linked to cognitions and psychological needs, in and of themselves can motivate or demotivate. They can signal the importance of particular behavior. We may feel joy or pride at the possibility of goal attainment through engagement in particular behavior, or we can be afraid of failure and choose to avoid or procrastinate.

Our environment can also be either ideal and supportive or an obstacle to staying motivated and achieving our goals (Reeve, 2018). It can be full of distractions or lack optimal conditions that allow for sustained motivation.

Finally, our relationships can be supportive and empowering when it comes to change. This can be explained through a concept like the Michelangelo phenomenon, where our relationships support our potential. They can also be demotivating as in the Blueberry phenomenon, where the relationship brings out the worst in us and can contribute to procrastination and avoidance.

 

Motivation Cycle

Motivation is a dynamic process, and our motives vary over time. Raising and falling as circumstances change, and as time passes, motives contribute to the ongoing stream of behavior. To further complicate matters, we are driven by a multitude of different motives at any one point in time.

One motive, usually the one most situationally appropriate, will be strongest and dominate our attention while other motives will be subordinate and lie relatively dormant. Although typically the strongest motive will have the most considerable influence on our behavior, as circumstances change, each subordinate motive can become dominant.

The below example shows how a student’s motivation to read varies over time in strength, starting relatively strong then weakening when compared to the need to hang out with friends or to eat a snack (Reeve, 2018).

Motivation Cycle

Motivation Cycle

The awareness of how motivation varies over time is particularly important when it comes to goal setting.

When we differentiate the motivational and the performance-based advantages versus disadvantages for those who adopt a short-term goal, as in eating less than 2000 calories today, versus performers who adopt a long-term goal, as in losing 20 pounds this year, we must consider the type of activity they are engaging in before making recommendations.

Short term goals work better for uninteresting activities as they boost commitment by providing feedback on progress more often, which further reinforces the effort to persist (Reeve, 2018).

Motivation to perform routine or boring activities can be improved; however, by providing clarity of goals and choice in how to perform a task. Clarity and choice can fuel a sense of mastery and autonomy, and both, in combination, can increase overall motivation as they satisfy basic psychological needs.

When it comes to interesting tasks, or as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990) calls them autotelic activities, long-term goals work better as they often provide for greater flexibility and more autonomy in how to pursue them. Short terms milestones can feel intrusive for interesting activities. Autotelic activities are already engaging, and we are often intrinsically motivated to perform them because they produce enjoyment. But most importantly, we are motivated to pursue them in the absence of external rewards or incentives.

′Autotelic′ is a word composed of two Greek roots: auto (self), and telos (goal). An autotelic activity is one we do for its own sake because to experience it is the main goal.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

We also need to keep in mind that motivation to act on the goals is often higher when the goal is based in the near future, while far off goals do not create the tension of immediacy that would motivate us to act right away (Reeve, 2018).

To learn more about the types of motivation that exist, see our article on Motivation and What Really Drives Human Behavior.

You can also find many different approaches to increase motivation in the below list of self-help books published on the subject. Some are more philosophical, others biographical, and a few present recent research in motivation psychology.

 

Recommended Books on Motivation

1. Finite and Infinite Games

by James P. Carse
The goal is to keep playing with boundaries.

Available on Amazon.

 

2. Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everyone Else

by Geoff Colvin
Masters practice, practice, practice. One must deliberately engage in mentally demanding and repetitive activity to become an expert.

Available on Amazon.

 

3. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow as motivation.

Available on Amazon.

 

4. Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation

by Edward L. Deci
Motivation is something people do, not something that is done to them.

Available on Amazon.

 

5. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol Dweck
Keep finding opportunities to improve.

Available on Amazon.

 

6. Then We Came to the End

by Joshua Ferris

Available on Amazon.

 

7. Good Work

by Howard E. Gardner, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, William Damon

Available on Amazon.

 

8. Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell
Creative work is more satisfying, but success is influenced by many factors.

Available on Amazon.

 

9. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Available on Amazon.

 

10. The Amateurs

by David Halberstam

Available on Amazon.

 

11. Punished by Rewards

by Alfie Kohn
Rewards motivate us only to get more rewards.

Available on Amazon.

 

12. Once a Runner

by John L. Parker Jr.
Always better than himself.

Available on Amazon.

 

13. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

by Steven Pressfield
We are not ready for freedom. The paradox is that we are free only to the extent of our self-mastery.

Available on Amazon.

 

14. Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace

by Ricardo Semler
How to be self-sufficient.

Available on Amazon.

 

15. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organizations

Book by Peter Senge
In learning organizations, life is a work of art.

Available on Amazon.

 

16. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t

by James C. Collins

Available on Amazon.

 

A Take-Home Message

It seems it isn’t that simple to find the motivation to do this thing that is so important to us. We must consider if it competes with other motives, and perhaps take stock of our values to make sure that this not the case. Often we may have to intervene in how our motivation is influenced by external incentives present in our environment or social context to make sure that we match those to high internal motives.

Motivation science tells us that if we want to be successful in motivating our own or other people’s behavior, high internal motives should be matched with high external motivations. Finally, we will often want to sustain the motivation over some time and may have to create a regiment of reminders, repetitions, and rituals — more on that in our article on motivation tools.

How do you hack motivation? What helps you stay committed?

Share your experience in the comments section.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. Don’t forget to download our 3 Meaning and Valued Living Exercises for free.

If you wish to learn more, our Meaning and Valued Living Masterclass© will help you understand the science behind meaning and valued living, inspire you to connect to your values on a deeper level and make you an expert in fostering a sense of meaning in the lives of your clients, students or employees.

 

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TIMEVAULT

Welcome to the TimeVault Podcast, where we review, chat and waffle on about some of our favourite subjects, including Doctor Who, Hammer Horror, Blakes 7, Sapphire & Steel and many other British cult classics from TV and film.

To listen to and/or download our podcasts, please visit the links at on the page, subscribe via iTunes or through the podcatcher of your choice.

As I’m sure all of you are aware, COVID-19 is sweeping the world and disrupting all our lives. Although a minor consequence of the global pandemic, Mike and I are unable to meet up for the foreseeable future to record new shows, as we always do them face-to-face. It’s our preference and works for us, so rather than release something not to our usual standard (haha) we are on a temporary hiatus. Please don’t ask Ian Levine to release a charity single or anything like that – the world is suffering enough.

In the meantime we have over 200 shows in our back catalogue, so that should be more than enough to be going on with!

 

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p&m profilePaul was born the day before The Green Death, Part 2 was broadcast and between Series 3 and 4 of The Goodies (go and look it up, you know you want to). His love of British TV, film and radio hovers precariously between acceptable nostalgia and obsessively living in the past – but if you’re listening to this podcast you knew that already.

Mike was born during the Phillip Hinchcliffe era of Doctor Who, which explains the tendrils, the slime, the claw and the sinister voice. He can’t remember the first episode of The Avengers he saw but he’s pretty sure it had Steed in it. His favourite Doctor Who story is Horror of Fang Rock and his interest in Hammer films is based solely on their cultural and historical significance in the history of British cinema, and has nothing to do with the many sexy ladies appearing in them. Whom he hadn’t really noticed. Honestly, he says he had no idea.

A Little Bit of History…

TimeVault is a continuation of the Cadmium2 podcast, started in 2007 by myself, Mike and one of our friends. The idea was to watch and review every episode of Doctor Who, in order, from the beginning. With two shows a month, we’d do one Doctor Who and the other would cover something else from Britain’s massive back catalogue.

Three and a half years later, for various reasons, the podcast came to an end after 82 shows. However, in that time we covered not only the first 191 episodes of Doctor Who (41 stories, 1963-1968) but also Timeslip, The Stone Tape, The Tomorrow People, The Box of Delights, Nebulous, Red Dwarf, Withnail & I, Children of the Stones, Ghostwatch, Blake’s 7, Captain Scarlet, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, The Avengers, The Slide, The Mighty Boosh, She-Wolf of London, Ultraviolet, Dead Set, Village of the Damned, Children of the Damned, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde, Dark Season and Robin of Sherwood!

We were proud and astonished that something originally intended as a hobby for us ended up with listeners all over the world, who were not only interested in what we had to say but also tracked down the things we covered to experience them for themselves. What more could you want? Well, as it turned out, our listeners wanted us to carry on. So, after about six months, Mike and I returned in February 2011 with TimeVault and we’ve now been going longer than the podcast we spun off from.
As the original Cadmium2 podcasts are no longer available, we’re re-doing the first four series of Doctor Who whilst continuing the chronological viewing, so that we have a complete set for this podcast.

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How to stop negative self-talk


Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with examples provided.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic — and it may even affect your health.

Indeed, some studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your health and well-being. The positive thinking that usually comes with optimism is a key part of effective stress management. And effective stress management is associated with many health benefits. If you tend to be pessimistic, don’t despair — you can learn positive thinking skills.

Understanding positive thinking and self-talk

Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you keep your head in the sand and ignore life’s less pleasant situations. Positive thinking just means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst.

Positive thinking often starts with self-talk. Self-talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information.

If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is more likely pessimistic. If your thoughts are mostly positive, you’re likely an optimist — someone who practices positive thinking.

The health benefits of positive thinking

Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

It’s unclear why people who engage in positive thinking experience these health benefits. One theory is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, which reduces the harmful health effects of stress on your body.

It’s also thought that positive and optimistic people tend to live healthier lifestyles — they get more physical activity, follow a healthier diet, and don’t smoke or drink alcohol in excess.

Identifying negative thinking

Not sure if your self-talk is positive or negative? Some common forms of negative self-talk include:

  • Filtering. You magnify the negative aspects of a situation and filter out all of the positive ones. For example, you had a great day at work. You completed your tasks ahead of time and were complimented for doing a speedy and thorough job. That evening, you focus only on your plan to do even more tasks and forget about the compliments you received.
  • Personalizing. When something bad occurs, you automatically blame yourself. For example, you hear that an evening out with friends is canceled, and you assume that the change in plans is because no one wanted to be around you.
  • Catastrophizing. You automatically anticipate the worst. The drive-through coffee shop gets your order wrong and you automatically think that the rest of your day will be a disaster.
  • Polarizing. You see things only as either good or bad. There is no middle ground. You feel that you have to be perfect or you’re a total failure.

Focusing on positive thinking

You can learn to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. The process is simple, but it does take time and practice — you’re creating a new habit, after all. Here are some ways to think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way:

  • Identify areas to change. If you want to become more optimistic and engage in more positive thinking, first identify areas of your life that you usually think negatively about, whether it’s work, your daily commute or a relationship. You can start small by focusing on one area to approach in a more positive way.
  • Check yourself. Periodically during the day, stop and evaluate what you’re thinking. If you find that your thoughts are mainly negative, try to find a way to put a positive spin on them.
  • Be open to humor. Give yourself permission to smile or laugh, especially during difficult times. Seek humor in everyday happenings. When you can laugh at life, you feel less stressed.
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle. Aim to exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week. You can also break it up into 10-minute chunks of time during the day. Exercise can positively affect mood and reduce stress. Follow a healthy diet to fuel your mind and body. And learn techniques to manage stress.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. Make sure those in your life are positive, supportive people you can depend on to give helpful advice and feedback. Negative people may increase your stress level and make you doubt your ability to manage stress in healthy ways.
  • Practice positive self-talk. Start by following one simple rule: Don’t say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to anyone else. Be gentle and encouraging with yourself. If a negative thought enters your mind, evaluate it rationally and respond with affirmations of what is good about you. Think about things you’re thankful for in your life.

Here are some examples of negative self-talk and how you can apply a positive thinking twist to them:

Putting positive thinking into practice

Negative self-talk Positive thinking
I’ve never done it before. It’s an opportunity to learn something new.
It’s too complicated. I’ll tackle it from a different angle.
I don’t have the resources. Necessity is the mother of invention.
I’m too lazy to get this done. I wasn’t able to fit it into my schedule, but I can re-examine some priorities.
There’s no way it will work. I can try to make it work.
It’s too radical a change. Let’s take a chance.
No one bothers to communicate with me. I’ll see if I can open the channels of communication.
I’m not going to get any better at this. I’ll give it another try.

Practicing positive thinking every day

If you tend to have a negative outlook, don’t expect to become an optimist overnight. But with practice, eventually your self-talk will contain less self-criticism and more self-acceptance. You may also become less critical of the world around you.

When your state of mind is generally optimistic, you’re better able to handle everyday stress in a more constructive way. That ability may contribute to the widely observed health benefits of positive thinking.

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positive

 [poz´ĭ-tiv]

1. having a value greater than zero.

2. indicating existence or presence, as chromatin-positive or Wassermann-positive.

3. characterized by affirmation or cooperation.

pos·i·tive

(poz’i-tiv),

1. Affirmative; definite; not negative.

2. Denoting a response, the occurrence of a reaction, or the existence of the entity or condition in question.

3. Having a value greater than 0.

[L. positivus, settled by arbitrary agreement, fr. pono, pp. positus, to set, place]

positive

(pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)adj.

1. Indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism.

2. Indicating or characterized by response or motion toward the source of a stimulus, such as light.

pos′i·tiv′i·ty n.

positive

See False positive, True positive.

pos·i·tive

(poz’i-tiv)

1. Affirmative; definite; not negative.

2. mathematics Having a value more than zero.

3. physics, chemistry Having an electric charge resulting from a loss or deficit of electrons, hence able to attract or gain electrons.

4. medicine Denoting a response to a diagnostic maneuver or laboratory study that indicates the presence of the disease or condition tested for.

[L. positivus, settled by arbitrary agreement, fr. pono, pp. positus, to set, place]

pos·i·tive

(poz’i-tiv)

1. Affirmative; definite; not negative.

2. Denoting a response, the occurrence of a reaction, or the existence of the entity or condition in question.

[L. positivus, settled by arbitrary agreement, fr. pono, pp. positus, to set, place]

Patient discussion about positive

Q. What she should do, if found positive? my wife who is 31 years, had breast cancer history in her family and I have advised her to have a test. She will have her test done next week. What she should do, if found positive?

A. I think you must pray that she is not positive, but if found positive let the doctor start the treatment and she should cooperate with doctor. She needs to learn about her problem and also the ways to cope them, like by having good diet and fitness, which she would require when the treatment or surgery will be done. Thanks ….and hope she is not positive…

Q. The HIV test came back POSITIVE! My very close friend ‘Demonte’. One day in December as he was returning from a business trip, his wife met him at the airport with terrible news. During a routine pregnancy check up, her doctor had administered an HIV test along with other blood-work. The HIV test came back POSITIVE! The doctor wanted to begin administering drugs immediately but the cost of these drugs here when compared to their family income was prohibitive. I helped him with some of my savings. He already sold his favorite sentimental car to save his precious wife. Now i want to know is there any NATURAL medicine to cure this? Hope it costs less and available.

A. there are no effective natural remedy for HIV. the medications are very hard ones that try to control the virus from spreading (cannot eliminate it though). no herbal remedy or nutrition change will do that.

Q. is her2 positive more agressive than her2 negative? i know someone with her2 positive breast cancer and her doctor said it was more difficult to detect upon its return if it came back i want to know if it is true and what can she do to detect it earlier

A.Over-expression of her2/neu, a specific molecule in the breast cancer cell is indeed considered to convey worse prognosis, and suggest the need for chemotherapy and immunotherapy with Herceptin. However, the decision is much more complicated and should be made on case by case basis after consulting a professional.More discussions about positive

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11 Best Self Improvement Podcasts To Supercharge Your Growth

If you want to become your best self, the most foolproof way to do so is to practice, as often as humanly possible, being that best version of yourself. And self improvement podcasts can help us do this.

After all, what we practice on a daily basis, we inevitably get really good at.

If we practice patience, we get really good at being patient. If we practice anger, we get really good at being angry. And if we practice self love and appreciation, we get really good at loving and appreciating ourselves.

So, what are you practicing?

Self improvement podcasts are a miraculous outlet to the world of your highest, most profound self. And getting hooked on the best ones puts you on the fastest track possible.

So, we’ve put together a handy-dandy guide (in no particular order) to the best self improvement podcasts out there — ones that will keep you on the edge of your seat, practicing your best self on a daily basis.

How Do I Hear A Podcast?

Before we launch into our top self improvement podcasts, let’s cover the basics. After all, if you want to dive into a podcast, you’ll need to know how to access it.

Whether you want to listen to a motivational show on the go, or while you’re drifting off to sleep, there are numerous ways to access motivational podcasts.

Try visiting a podcast’s website for a library of recently aired shows. You can often stream or download episodes from your device as long as you have a secure Internet connection.

Or, if you like to listen to podcasts on the go, there are numerous apps you can use.

What app can I use to listen to podcasts?

Podcasts have become so popular that there are numerous apps you can use to access your favorites.

If you’re looking for an app to listen to a podcast, be sure to check out:

  1. RadioPublic
  2. PocketCasts
  3. Castbox
  4. Podbean
  5. Stitcher
  6. Laughable
  7. TuneIn Radio
  8. Spotify
  9. PodCruncher
  10. Overcast

What is the best motivational podcast?

Looking for unadulterated motivation?

We know how tough it is to pin down a single best motivational podcast, so here are the shows that made our shortlist:

  1. The Mindvalley Podcast
  2. The Gary Vee Audio Experience
  3. The Minimalists Podcast
  4. The Dave Ramsey Show
  5. The Jordan Harbinger Show

Want to take things a step beyond?

Then let’s dive into 11 of the best self improvement podcasts on the market today.

11 Best Self Improvement Podcasts

1. The Mindvalley Podcast

Mindvalley Podcast

The Mindvalley Podcast is one of the greatest up-and-coming self-help podcasts out there today. With it’s brilliant host, Vishen Lakhiani, this podcast profoundly pulls together a vast variety of insight and inspiration from the world’s top teachers and thought leaders in personal transformation (such as Tom Chi, Neale Donald Walsch, and Jon and Missy Butcher).

As perhaps the most well-rounded personal development podcast mentioned here, The Mindvalley Podcast explores juicy ideas throughout a multitude of lifestyle topics — from learning how to learn, to accessing flow states, to running a kick-butt business, to being the best version of yourself possible.

 

There is something perfect for you here just waiting to be heard.

2. School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

school of greatness

What is it that makes great people so great?

Hosted by New York Times bestselling author, world record holder, lifestyle entrepreneur, and former pro athlete, Lewis Howes, the School of Greatness podcast is on a mission to answer precisely that.

The podcast explores this question by interviewing some of the greatest people on the planet: from game-changing business minds, to world-class athletes, to some of the most influential thought leaders out there.

This profound personal growth podcast is sure to keep you dreaming big, and — better yet — achieving those dreams.

3. The Robin Sharma Mastery Sessions

Robin Sharma Mastery Sessions

 

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.

— Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Globally celebrated author, leadership speaker, and former lawyer, Robin Sharma, hosts this cutting edge podcast. And its wholly dedicated to bringing mastery into all aspects of your personal and professional life.

The Mastery Sessions are designed from Sharma’s analysis of the world’s top 5% performers. He has condensed their habits, rituals, and practices into short and easy-to-listen audio clips.

This podcast will leave you confident in your inherent capabilities and excited to grow and evolve into the best version of yourself possible. 

4. London RealLondon Real

The London Real is all about aiding you to be the best possible version of yourself, making it one of the most well-rounded and best self-help podcasts out there.

Each week, they interview someone at the “top of their game” — from superhuman Wim Hof to primatologist Jane Goodall, to scientist Bruce Lipton, to the founder of Mindvalley, Vishen Lakhiani.

During these interviews, these top-notch human beings share their insights on how to be successful, healthy, wealthy, and happy.

 

What more could we ask for from a single personal growth podcast?

5. The Good Life Project

Created and hosted by Jonathan Fields, The Good Life Project takes a real-world approach and features embodied teachers in every facet of life, presenting their views and methods on living a better life.

These teachers have tried-and-tested systems to integrating more meaning, connection, and love into life. And they are the best in their field of practice — from Buddhist philosopher and professor Robert Thurman (father of Uma Thurman), to human guinea pig Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-hour Workweek and Tools of the Titans.

This personal development podcast will nurture your progress with novel ideas from truly profound thinkers and doers.

6. Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Impact Theory

Do you want to know the greatest secrets to success?

With the Impact Theory podcast, you will learn these secrets to success from none other than Tom Bilyeu — unbelievably successful world-renowned serial entrepreneur, and co-founder of Quest Nutrition (#2 Inc. 500 company).

In fact, on top of everything Tom personally has to offer, he interviews some of the world’s highest achievers, such as Peter Diamandis, Jim Kwik, and Vishen Lakhiani, in order to ensure a tasteful variety of these secrets.

The passion, wisdom, and zest for life all of these super-achievers share will leak out of your headphones and radiantly infect all aspects of your being.

7. Kwik Brain Podcast

 

Jim Kwik best self help podcast

If you could be the best at learning one thing, want would it be? Languages? Mathematical equations? People’s names?

How about learning?

This podcast is all about Jim Kwik’s specialty: learning how to learn, A.K.A. meta-learning.

Jim Kwik (his for-real name), has trained many of the world’s top CEO’s and celebrities (including the cast of the movie Dr. Strange) to become top-notch mental performers.

Kwik Brain Podcast is a fun and fast-paced podcast designed to help you learn how to learn and double your brain power — you will be able to learn, read, and remember anything in half the time!

8. The Tony Robbins Podcast

Hosted by perhaps one of the most influential motivational speakers of our time, and touching over 50 million people across the globe (including Bill Clinton, Serena Williams, and Wayne Gretzky), the amazing Tony Robbins leaves no stone unturned in his revolutionary podcast.

With deep and practical insights into business, health, finances, and relationships, the Tony Robbins Podcast has amassed a huge following for the wisdom conveyed through the masterminds he hosts — Dr. Mark Hyman, Dave Asprey, and Deepak Chopra, to name a few — making it one of the best self-improvement podcasts of our time.

9. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier podcast

Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project (among other popular self-help books), is on a life-long mission to answer the question: how can we be happier?

The Happier Podcast was created by Gretchen to share her findings on happiness with the world. She is happier, and she wants you to be happier, as well.

10. Optimal Living Daily

Optimal Living Daily

With a step-by-step approach to personal growth and development, host Justin Malik takes his listeners on an inspirational, motivational, and educational journey.

Every week, the Optimal Living Daily podcast chooses a topic (like minimalism, productivity, strength training, and more) and features experts on the topic, as well as summaries of the best content on the internet, into an intriguing 10-minute audio clip.

In the Optimal Living Daily blog, you can find supplemental information regarding the podcasts, including excerpts from books and online sources.

11. Bulletproof Radio

Bulletproof Radio

What used to take lifetimes to achieve, Dave Asprey has now biohacked.

Dave Asprey is a bestselling author, founder of Bulletproof Nutrition, world-class speaker, and professional biohacker. His podcast, Bulletproof Radio, is dedicated to combining his in-depth life work of hacking human biology (to achieve optimal health) with the ground-breaking insight of experts in various fields all around the planet.

Each episode aims to help answer the question, “What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?” and will not only keep you on the edge of your seat, but will also provide you with everything you need to know to intensely upgrade your body, mind, and life.

So, which of these self-improvement podcasts are you keen to explore? Let us know in the comments below.

Most people think that learning is the key to self-development

It’s how we were raised – when we were young, we studied algebra, read history, and memorized the names of elements on the periodic table.

But once you grow up and experience life, you realize that you can’t ‘learn certain things – like personal growth.

Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley and New York Times Bestselling author, discovered that the key to self-development was not to ‘learn’, but rather, to ‘transform’.

If You Want To ‘Transform’ And Are Ready To Accelerate Your Own Personal Growth, Then Join Vishen Lakhiani’s FREE Masterclass, Where You’ll Learn:

The Framework For Flow:The 3 Big Pillars of Lifewhich will help you to rapidly grow on autopilot, so personal development happens naturally.

How you can harness the energy surrounding you to automatically attract the tools you need to unlock your true potential, allowing you to easily make transformative shifts in your life.

Apply the #1 principle to eliminate obstacles in your life, and subsequently show up as your best self and make a positive impact on the world.

Discover The Proven Framework for Extraordinary Transformation and a Brand New You in 2020

 

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15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.” – John C. Maxwell

When it comes to getting results, it takes motivation and ability.

Motivation makes things happen.

Where there’s no will, there’s no way. One of the best ways to improve your personal effectiveness is to master your motivation and find your drive.

 

If you can master motivation, you can deal with life’s setbacks, as well as inspire yourself to always find a way forward, and create new experiences for yourself, and follow your growth.

In this post, I’ll demystify motivation and give you the motivation tools that really work.

 

1. Connect to your values.

This is the ultimate secret. If you can connect the work you do to your values, even in small ways, you can change your game.

One of my values is learning and growth.

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I find ways to grow my skills in any situation. For example, I don’t just “call back a customer.” I “win a raving fan.” I don’t just “do a task.” I “master my craft.” I don’t just “get something done.” I “learn something new.”

2. Find your WHY.

Figure out a compelling purpose. Turn this into a one-liner.

For example, when I fall off the horse, I remind myself I’m here to “make others great.” This gets me back on track, sharing the best of what I know.

3. Change your WHY.

Sometimes you’re doing things for the wrong reason. Are you doing that task to get it done, or to learn something new? Just shifting your why can light your fire.

4. Change your HOW.

You can instantly find your tasks more enjoyable by shifting from getting them done, to doing them right.

I think of it as mastering your craft. Make it artful.

Sometimes slower is better. Other times, the key is to make it a game and actually speed it up. You can set time limits and race against the clock. Changing your how can get you out of ruts and find new ways to escape the mundane.

5. Remember the feeling.

Flipping through your head movies and scenes is one of the fastest ways to change how you feel.

Remember the feeling. How did you feel during your first kiss? What about laying on the grass on a sunny day?

When you feel good, you find your motivation faster.

6. Shift to past, present or the future.

Sometimes you need to be here, now. Sometimes, the right here, right now sucks. The beauty of shifting tense is you can visualize a more compelling future, or remember a more enjoyable past.

At the same time, if you catch yourself dwelling on a painful past, get back to right here, right now, and find the joy in the moment.

You’ll improve your temporal skills with practice.

7. Find a meaningful metaphor.

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“We are out of everything.”

Find a metaphor that fuels you. Maybe you’re the “Little Engine that Could.” Maybe you’re “in your element.”

The most powerful thing you can do is find a metaphor that connects to your values. This is why I turn my projects into “epic adventures.”

8. Take action.

Here’s a secret that once you know it, can change your life. Action often comes before motivation.

You simply start doing an activity and then your motivation kicks in. Nike was right with “Just do it.” For example, I don’t always look forward to my workout, but once I start, I find my flow.

9. Link it to good feelings.

Find a way to link things to good feelings. For example, play your favorite song when you’re doing something you don’t like to do.

It has to be a song that makes you feel so great that it overshadows the pain of the task. It’s hard to tell yourself you don’t like something when it feels so good.

A similar approach is to find your theme song.

10. Impress yourself first.

This is how people like Peter Jackson or James Cameron or Stephenie Meyer inspire themselves. They make the movies or write the books that impress themselves first. They connect their passion to the work and they don’t depend on other people setting the bar. Their internal bar becomes their drive.

11. “CHOOSE” to.

If you tell yourself you “HAVE” to do this or you “MUST” do that or you “SHOULD” do this, you can weaken your motivation.

The power of choice and simply reframing your language to “CHOOSE” to can be incredibly empowering and exactly the motivating language you need to hear. Choose your words carefully and make them work for you.

12. Pair up.

This is one of my favorite ways to make something fun. One person’s painful task, is another’s pleasure. Pair up with somebody who complements your skill or who can mentor you and get you over the humps.

13. Change your question.

Sometimes you need to change your focus. To change your focus, change the question.

If you ask yourself what’s wrong with this situation, of course you’ll find things to complain about. Ask yourself what’s right about the situation and you can quickly find the positives and get your groove on.

14. Fix time for eating, sleeping and working out.

Sometimes your body or emotions are working against you because you’re not giving them a break or fueling them the right way.

One simple way to improve results here is to find a routine for eating, sleeping, and moving or working out that supports you.

15. Play to your strengths.

Spending too much time in your weaknesses wears you down. Spending more time in your strengths helps you renew your energy and find your flow.

Strengths are the place where you can grow your best. Find the things that you can do all day that you really enjoy and find excuses throughout your day to do more of that. Success builds on itself and this helps you build momentum.

Try out the motivation techniques to see what works for you.

At the end of the day, all motivation really comes down to self-motivation, and you get better at motivation by building your self-awareness.

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    For the Season One finale of All Work No Play, Liam & Sam are joined by a hot tub full of friends, including Marisha Ray, Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Courtenay Taylor, Stephanie Sheh, Alexander Ward, and Brittany Walloch — with a special appearance by Between the Sheets and Talks Machina host Brian W. Foster!

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    Posted by Critical Role on November 16, 2018

    Special guests Felicia Day and Brittany Walloch join Liam & Sam on the latest episode of All Work No Play to learn how to build the ultimate MAME cabinet.

    All Work No Play airs Fridays at 7pm Pacific on the Critical Role Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

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    Posted by Critical Role on November 9, 2018

    Things start heating up on the latest episode of All Work No Play when Liam & Sam are joined by Marisha Ray for a lesson in fire spinning from poi expert Ash Leia.

    All Work No Play airs Fridays at 7pm Pacific on the Critical Role Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

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    Posted by Critical Role on November 2, 2018

    On this hair-raising Halloween edition of All Work No Play, Liam & Sam are joined by monster maestro Alexander Ward for a special effects makeover. Featuring special guests Tara Platt, Chris Jai Alex, and narrator Travis Willingham!

    All Work No Play airs Fridays at 7pm Pacific on the Critical Role Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

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    Posted by Critical Role on October 26, 2018

    On this side-splitting episode of All Work No Play, Sam & Liam are joined by pals Travis Willingham and TJ Storm for a little goat yoga. And hilarity ensues!

    All Work No Play airs Fridays at 7pm Pacific on the Critical Role Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

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