Posted February 18, 2018 09:03:20A common misconception is that being motivated is about feeling better.
That it’s about being more confident in your work.
That you need to focus on being the best person you can be.
But, the science says this is not the case.
Motivation is an emotion that can help us to perform well in our daily lives, and the study suggests it might even help us get more done in a given day.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University at Buffalo found that people who reported feeling better about their day were also more likely to be motivated.
This finding could help us improve our overall performance in life and help us achieve more goals.
“The results suggest that feeling better in your life, which is generally thought to be an important motivation for people to work harder, actually may have a greater effect on the outcome of tasks than we might previously thought,” said lead author Emily Feltz, an assistant professor of management and psychology at UC Berkeley.
“There are lots of research on how to improve performance in the workplace,” she added.
“We know that our ability to work well is influenced by our mood and how we feel about the world, but we also know that we can have a big impact on the quality of our lives and the quality we experience in our lives.”
Feltz and her colleagues recruited a group of volunteers for a three-week experiment.
They found that the more motivated participants felt, the more likely they were to be able to complete a task, even though they were motivated by emotion.
The more motivated people were, the less likely they was to get stuck, and their motivation seemed to decrease as they completed tasks.
“It may seem counterintuitive to think that being in a better mood will make you do better, but the results suggest otherwise,” Felt