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2nd February 2019

Skill #1 Motivation

“Motivation is the effort, the drive, the desire, and the energy a person uses to activate and maintain goal-driven behaviour.” — Murray Johannsen

What is Motivation? 
Derived from the word ’motive’, it means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals. It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals. It is one's direction to behaviour, or what causes a child to want to repeat a behaviour, a set of force that acts behind the motives. Motivation has been considered as one of the most important reasons that inspire a child to move forward.

Why is it necessary?
Motivation is what drives us to act in order to achieve our goals. Motivation is an internal impulse that brings us to complete an action. Without motivation, there is no action. Children can become self-motivated when their natural curiosity is encouraged and supported. Children who are self-motivated have better mental health and wellbeing than those who rely on being rewarded by others to feel good about themselves. They tend to stick at things for longer, feel a sense of control over what they are doing and are likely to face challenges.
Motivation helps improve:
- persistence and effort
- initiative
- cognitive processing skills
- overall performance

Motivation is key to school success. Just as the actor asks a director, "What is my motivation, for this scene?" the child turns to teachers, parents, and peers to discover the "why" of learning.

We at Helen O’Grady International help in making a positive impact in your child’s life. We help them embrace life through a positive attitude with our developmental drama programme. A positive approach to teaching works wonders on young students. Our holistic programme encourages students to set realistic goals at all levels of their development. Our speciality is using fun activities to focus on the striking, outspoken dramatic development and enable them to venture into themselves and discover their full potential. 
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10 Tips to build Motivation

Set Goals

Have them set goals. Make a list of short-term goals and one of the long-term goals. Make sure the goals are reachable but require effort to obtain.

Make a Plan

In order to reach goals, you need a plan. Help your children create a strategy for reaching their goals. Make a step-by-step plan to reach them.

Celebrate Accomplishments

When your child accomplishes their goals, let them know that you are proud of them. Celebrate these things together. Reward your child for their hard work.

Make Things Competitive

Encourage healthy competition. Cheer on your child to beat another runner in a race or to take home the trophy from the spelling bee.

Encourage them

Let your child know that you believe in them. Tell them how great they are going to do.

Take Interest

Learn about your child’s interests. Talk to your child about them and listen. It will show your children that you care and that they are free to talk to you about their interests.

Discover Passion

Encourage your children to discover what they are passionate about. Support them on their journey towards passion and urge them to keep going until they find out what it is.

Remain Positive

Maintain a positive and optimistic outlook for your children. If they see fear or doubt in your eyes, then they will likely lose self-confidence. Having a positive approach will lighten their entire outlook on a situation.

Peer Pressure

Occasionally, a little peer pressure is not a bad thing. It can push your kids to do better in school or in a sport because they want to keep up with their friends.

Excite them

Excite your children about their goals and ambitions. Show that you are excited for them, too. The positive energy and adrenaline will push them to continue their hard work and be happy with their efforts.

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