13 January, 2014

2-1-13 the human mind: Motivation

It is the drive, the force that makes us want to do stuff

It is the link between our mid-brain (emotions) and the high-brain (actions)

Motivations lie only in two categories. We do things based on 2 types of motivations:

1-     Motivation towards something (the reward)
2-     Motivation to go away from something (pain-danger)

-          The motivation to go away from something is always more urgent than the motivation that will bring up the reward. Understand and make use of that 

-          When you are trying  to analyze the motivation to do something, break it down to the 2 main structures