DETERMINED – STUDIES SHOW
Goal research inspired by self-determination theory has provided evidence that goal strivings are most successful and adaptive when they are based in autonomous motivation; when they are aligned with intrinsic, need-satisfying aspirations; and when they are supported by empathic rather than directive others.
The essential characteristics of self-determined actions include that the person acts autonomously and in a self-realizing manner, the behaviour is self-regulated, and the act is a self-initiated response to events in a psychologically empowered manner.
Align your motivations with your intrinsic values for the highest chance of success.
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