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Unformatted text preview: far more motivated to succeed and their grades will hopefully increase as a result. Perception drives motivation. Motivation can be considered the stimulus that causes us to take action or engage in a certain behavior. If we want to achieve or develop a more desirable behavior, then the motivation to do that must be stronger or more valuable than the competing behavior. If the motivation to change is not stronger or more valuable than the competing behavior, the behavior remains unchanged. That being said, what one person perceives as important or valuable is not the same as another person. For example, if a person needs to exercise more, the motivation is better health, longer life, and etc. These are valuable motivators. If, however, another person is working three jobs just to make ends meet, then finding time to exercise is not going to be perceived as important....
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