Motivation is chemistry.
That feeling you call motivation is to do with the dopamine in
your brain, specifically the increase in dopamine in your “nucleus
accumbens” is the brain’s feedback for predicting rewards. Dopamine
is known as a neurochemical of pleasure, and sure, dopamine makes
you feel good, so why can we also get a spike of motivation in
times of great stress? Indeed, why are some people motivated to
jump off suspension bridges?
Dopamine is the neurochemical associated with pleasure but its
real role is in motivation[/caption] The role of dopamine goes
beyond our feelings of pleasure; it performs its task before we obtain the rewards. Dopamine’s actual job is
to encourage us to act to achieve or avoid something.
To act or to avoid?
Motivation can be encouragement to
act or to run away
Many successful golf players (and business leaders) are
motivated by their dissatisfaction with their performance. It can
be a very powerful motivator. You would expect someone who is t
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