Motivation, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the three components of Motivation:  Activation, Persistence, and Intensity, and considering how these apply to our Promotion Exams this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“You’re not obligated to win.  You’re obligated to keep trying.  To do the best you can do every day.”  Jason Mraz (Singer and songwriter)

We can think about our motivation as having three components:  activation, persistence, and intensity.  Activation is our decision to do something — like earning your next belt, or becoming a Black Belt.  Persistence is when we commit to always making our best effort to achieve these goals.  We keep trying even when obstacles get in our way.  Intensity is how focused we are on achieving our goals — we pay close attention in our lessons together, and when we practice on our own as well.  We concentrate on doing our best.  Our motivation during the Summer Term — our activation, persistence, and intensity — has helped us prepare for our Promotion Exams this week.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Is earning your next belt something you decided to make happen?  Is this “activation”?
  2.   How did you use “persistence” to get caught back up when you were away on vacation this summer?
  3.   How are you applying “intensity” during your Promotion Exam this week?

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