Motivation. It’s a loaded word and means so many different things to different people. You can be motivated to work hard for a promotion. You can be motivated to run a marathon. You can be motivated to eat a pint of ice cream–all by yourself. But what does motivation mean to me?
I have always been somewhat driven. I have a variety of interests and continuously seek new learning opportunities. I have been told that I work and work and work at something until I master it–and then I move on to the next thing.
So what is motivating me to commit the next two years of my life to the pursuit of a Master of Education in Instructional Design? Multiple things. I am extrinsically motivated by the potential career advancement holding such a degree offers. I am extrinsically motivated by the support that friends, family, and colleagues offer.
But I believe the most important motivations as I move along this journey are intrinsic. I love to learn, I love to help people, and I am loving learning how to better help people by creating engaging and valuable training. I honestly believe that these intrinsic motivations will inspire me to complete this very exciting goal.