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The psychology of self-motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTech

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Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles and books, including When No One's Watching: Living and Leading Self-motivation. Scott will examine how we can become self-motivated in "The Psychology of Self-Motivation."
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love this video man
Moe S. D
Moe S. D Hace 4 días
Beautiful thank you!
Queen LoveOfMyLife
Queen LoveOfMyLife Hace 6 días
I don't understand the "country music" comment. Please explain
Àlan 237
Àlan 237 Hace 7 días
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Joseline Mosquera
Joseline Mosquera Hace 8 días
In tears, because this helped me understand why I haven't been able to be my studious self since I was 17, I've had this horrible negative reinforcement that was instilled on me by a chemistry professor who was ruthless and cared little for students. The events that occurred after this class this situation only repeated itself through my young adulthood. Yet in different forms to a point, it became physically and mentally distressing. It's hard for me to sit alone in my room with my laptop and a long list of assignments. It never fails, the overwhelming feeling that I'm wasting my time because somehow my efforts are futile. Now I know more truth about what happened to me and how I can become me again. Thank you for this message
Subha Malik
Subha Malik Hace 11 días
Break It, that's amazing concept for learning. Just break it into simplest doable parts and then combine them to make a whole thing.
ExpTranquility
ExpTranquility Hace 13 días
This was a beautiful talk, the way spoke, his story telling was amazing, I couldn’t stop watching 👏🏻👏🏻
I.L.L Immortal Little Lamb
Comes here to be self motivated. Self motivation begins with having a community. Has no community. I guess it's back to twitch to build myself a community. It's the best I've got as a mama soon to be mama of 3, all 3 and under. with a neighborhood of shut ins and people that look the other way when they see someone stepping out of their house or driving by. I need a community...I've tried, I'm not rude, selfish or nosey what a great person to add to a community. . Yet, I've given up. Anybody else, felt this way. Where a community just slips through your fingers no matter how kind you are. Rant. I'm sorry. I hope I can find support soon. Everyone just wants to send support through a like or text these days. Not even a phone call. It's hard. But I'll persevere.
ankit rimal
ankit rimal Hace 17 días
Tim Cook 😂😂
Tiffany M
Tiffany M Hace 17 días
Had to stop watching because I don’t have the time/knowledge/training and also don’t have any autonomy
HalifaxOMG
HalifaxOMG Hace 21 un día
Bravo! Bravo!
Tracy George
Tracy George Hace 24 días
Best ted talk so far
ilyas Jumadurdyew
ilyas Jumadurdyew Hace 26 días
I've read this before. this is not working...
Badass Babua
Badass Babua Hace 29 días
THIS MAN IS AMAZING ...I WANT HIM TO BE MY TEACHER...GOD BLESS YOU SIR
Caroline Hronik
Caroline Hronik Hace 5 días
I had him for my intro to psychology class last semester, hes incredibly passionate when he teaches. Amazing professor.
FOREVERQUIETFUNCTION MULTITALENTSILENT*FUNCTION
The " rights of Englishmen " are the perceived traditional rights FOR ALL THAT WANT TO EVOLVE IN OPENED LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT of English subjects and later English speaking subjects of the AMERICANS THAT WANT MORE THAN ONLY BASSIC COMMUNITY .
misba khan
misba khan Hace un mes
I loved it!
Marlix Torrealba
Marlix Torrealba Hace un mes
This is glorious, been searching for "millennial self help books" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried - Penabriel Noteworthy Precedence - (should be on google have a look )? It is a great one of a kind guide for discovering how to manifest money and success minus the headache. Ive heard some super things about it and my cousin got excellent success with it.
Prime Captain
Prime Captain Hace un mes
This was great, I been tryin to find out about "how popular are self help books?" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of - Penabriel Noteworthy Precedence - (do a google search )? It is a great one off product for discovering how to manifest money and success minus the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my colleague got great success with it.
Silvestras Bumblauskas
Great video and all, but is me, or does he look and sound like Walter White?
Trang Dinh
Trang Dinh Hace un mes
I like the way you deliver your opinion so much. Thank you
James Smith
James Smith Hace un mes
ok break down a complex task and find out what you would like to do ..... as for community and 'we need eachother' funny how people will lie & step over everyone else to get money etc etc etc.......
Brittany Kaestner
Brittany Kaestner Hace un mes
Great speaker very funny. Needed this!
It's VED's ChanNel
It's VED's ChanNel Hace un mes
Whatever I had done. It's all self motivated because I don't have any person to motivate me, To stand up while I'm falling.. But still I'm good to know self motivation is the key which drives me each and every thing to do (;
Mike Dias
Mike Dias Hace un mes
This talk is fine if your audience are children.
Emma Rabolini
Emma Rabolini Hace un mes
1AM Me: is supposed to be studying 50 pages Me: procrastinates My brain: let's spend some more time watching a video on motivation to study efficiently, that makes sense!
Donovan Ennis
Donovan Ennis Hace un mes
Have a 5 page essay due tomorrow 😅
Allison Hook
Allison Hook Hace un mes
I just went through a break up. My mind has non stop been thinking about him for almost 4 days. I am mentally exhausted and wondering if I made the right choice. My chest is always heavy and my stomach in pain from stress. Less than 20 mins ago I saw him driving his car in front of me and it made me so anxious I wanted to throw up. I know your talk wasnt about break ups. It's about motivation. But you made it clear to me that I must be motivated to continue with life and take it one step at a time. Thank you
santosh reddy
santosh reddy Hace un mes
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Emanuel Sarbu
Emanuel Sarbu Hace un mes
I've struggled with starting and keep doing something for a long time. But I found out that motivation is a myth that we keep telling ourselves we need in order to mask actual feelings and thoughts. You need: 1) A goal u want to achieve, anything can be a goal (ex: 2h of study per day), but the catch is that u must say if u can have exceptions to the rule or not. This will come in handy later, when u will have tricky thoughts like "I had a hard day and I deserve to finish early today because... (rationalization)". 2) A way to measure time because otherwise u will never have a start and an end. A schedule will do or my way is that I set a timer 25min before I do a task and then pomodoro 6/50 with 10 min breaks. Usually I take 25 min after 3 hours. Now u don't have to do this much and actually u shouldn't. 3) If u feel like a panic attack is coming when u think about having to sit down and start something it's most likely because the amygdala is making your body release too much cortisol in your body. I suggest u take some ashwagandha to lower it a bit. 4) There is a reason why mindfulness meditation works and it is because it teaches u to focus on your breath when thoughts surface out. I'm not sure if In my opinion it's really hard to make the difference between conscious thinking and pilot mode. Now the way u want to use this is by focusing on whatever else u can except your thoughts, especially when u have to go and do work. What I mean is focus on a sound or a picture, the wall, a chair, really anything but your thoughts. A lot of the pain comes from the dread that our mind tries to make us believe. 5) EXTRA: If u focus on your mind and try to see what the next thought that is going to come up is, u will see that none will surface. This took me a long time to realize, and now I CAN do +6h/6day/week.
Germán Moreno
Germán Moreno Hace un mes
I\'m not sure but ,if anyone else is searching for how can you achieve success try Sarparder Subliminal Starter (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my colleague got amazing results with it.
Alex Combei
Alex Combei Hace un mes
I think the failure avoidance part is important too. (drugs)
Filikes Kouventes
Filikes Kouventes Hace un mes
that was magnificent its the best TEDx Ive ever seen
eyes2eyes
eyes2eyes Hace un mes
I found out the sad truth why I'm just so tired and unmotivated about job searching... I'm affected by consequences of this. Since I've been through the process... since two years ago... I already know that it's only failure that awaits me. I've written a hundred applications, and only about 3 job interviews. I just know that this isn't all worth it and just already know the outcome. I guess I used to be a success seeker, but now am just a failure avoider.
Chloe Miller
Chloe Miller Hace un mes
Amazing!!
philip nguyen
philip nguyen Hace un mes
At 15:12 there's a recap
Alyssa Edwards
Alyssa Edwards Hace un mes
I'm a athlete and I really want to get in shape. Not that I need to lose weight I'm actually almost underweight (not anorexic) and I just want my arms to be bigger, because I'm very self conscious about it. I want to have a toned stomach and gain muscle but its really hard for me to do with me being so skinny. It sometimes make me wanna cry I can't just stay motivated. The same thing with school, I feel like I really do try my best, I study and take a lot of notes all the time but sometimes that just doesn't cut it, I'm really bad at taking test because I have bad memory too.
Yomna Sheta
Yomna Sheta Hace un mes
Thank you
Jennifer C
Jennifer C Hace un mes
Does anybody else in the beginning of his speech think he sounds like Tom Hanks?
james
james Hace 2 meses
There were always people around me who talked ruthlessly not to try something i wanted to do and did t hold accountable for what they were saying. eventually i think its better disregard those people and follow your own purpose of life that eventually let you do accomplish anything
Nithion
Nithion Hace 2 meses
I like this guy
Serge .L
Serge .L Hace 2 meses
Great, now, I will be able to motivate myself to play "not-a-momma" on buckets, on the subway, for spare change. Yay! Thanks, boomer!
mythirdchannel
mythirdchannel Hace 2 meses
I need to watch this a couple of times to really own it and get it through my head, well spoken though.
Dzoni Setac
Dzoni Setac Hace 2 meses
I have spent months studying potty training and discovered an awesome website at Sues Trainer Tactics (google it if you are interested)
Terry Goddard
Terry Goddard Hace 2 meses
I refuse to listen to people who can not talk without flapping their hands about...
James Flexs
James Flexs Hace 2 meses
Using a guys phone* i so touch by how he speak almost poetically. His words are beautyfuly true🙏😁
KFC finger licker
KFC finger licker Hace 2 meses
Motivational can only get you to start somewhere. It's the self-discipline of someone that can lead them to establish long-term goals and accomplishments.
Scotty Chapman
Scotty Chapman Hace 2 meses
my goal is to watch 1000 motivational videos, so im not procrastinating.
Veer Bharat
Veer Bharat Hace 2 meses
This guy itself is a book. Love u sir. Love from delhi
mark crocker
mark crocker Hace 3 meses
So what do you do if you answer no to question 1? Or all 3?
Vlad Tepes
Vlad Tepes Hace 3 meses
at least the motivation trainer is havin the time of his life.
ALPHA DOG MOTIVATION
I like his attitude, he is present and confident
Naoki Nishimura
Naoki Nishimura Hace 3 meses
Would you please someone let me know why they laugh when he said "country music"? I understood he was talking about something does not describe reality, but I cannot relatd th country music.
saeed r
saeed r Hace 3 meses
is it me or the guy jumps from one thing to the other without completing any of them?
carla paloma
carla paloma Hace 3 meses
cute
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A.
A. Hace 3 meses
Sounds a bit like Ron from gtaV
Bob Shelly
Bob Shelly Hace 3 meses
"country music"
王文哲
王文哲 Hace 3 meses
it is definitely a good one
Tanvir H Britto
Tanvir H Britto Hace 4 meses
what a great teacher!
Entity 303
Entity 303 Hace 4 meses
i played the drums for about two semesters in sixth grade, and i remember learning every drum thing he did. i got out my old drumsticks and started doing it with him on my desk. i really need to start playing drums again :/
manouz
manouz Hace 4 meses
I just can 't believe that this dude doesn't has any books?? He has some really inspiring story's with some much value of having not necessary always positive thoughts but really embracing motivation. Not seeing motivation as an obstacle but seeing it as another way to make life more exciting and challenging. Just see it as a little fun thing or perhaps even a ritual
Crimilly
Crimilly Hace 3 meses
He does have books, actually. Several. Most of them are on the same topic (actively caring) but modified for different professions as I recall (have him as a professor and he talked about them some). I think he also co-authored some textbooks and such.
Jon Evans
Jon Evans Hace 4 meses
motivation isnt real unless there is a reward, work, get good grades, work, get money, do chores, get moeny or toys
Acajou
Acajou Hace 4 meses
Wonderful talk, thanks!
Keyit Day
Keyit Day Hace 4 meses
how do you know if it's worth it
Ann Walpole
Ann Walpole Hace 4 meses
I'm in such a deep rut but this helped a little bit.
Kathy Papas
Kathy Papas Hace 4 meses
Loved listening to this guy 👍
Angel Lane
Angel Lane Hace 4 meses
WHATS GOOD GELLER I’m skipping your class today
Umidjon Odilovich
Umidjon Odilovich Hace 4 meses
I m usually of cource motivated person that's why l always listen from other to motivated videos
Antonio Gollum
Antonio Gollum Hace 4 meses
ı'm usually motivated person, but my around impress me.
goldeneddie
goldeneddie Hace 4 meses
Wow. Like most of you I watch a lot of speeches on YT, especially TEDTalks. I'm also a professional speaker myself. But never have I seen such a brilliant, first-class presentation in all my life. Content, style, message, delivery - this guy has it all. What a beautiful human being and I feel so lucky to have heard this. If my presentations can ever be this good, I'd be a happy man. I'm going to use the principles taught here to aim for that!
Shobhanaben Shah
Shobhanaben Shah Hace 4 meses
Too much motivation
Jess B
Jess B Hace 4 meses
Watching this before Geller's psych test at 12:30 pm today, anyone else?
haritha sreedhar
haritha sreedhar Hace 5 meses
You look like a Ben ten character called Grandpa max
John Tatum
John Tatum Hace 5 meses
BF Skinner is nobody"s hero..he thought motivation was the same for humans as it was for lab rats...which when you think of it, is a very patronizing way to look at human beings.
Regina Caldwell
Regina Caldwell Hace 5 meses
This was a great talk.
Chao Thao
Chao Thao Hace 5 meses
every body should take time to listen
Robert Flores
Robert Flores Hace 5 meses
bro im a teenager
sol walker
sol walker Hace 5 meses
Who gave my grandad a Ted talk? Love this guy
Geshmachten
Geshmachten Hace 5 meses
What a great man ! The world needs more like that! Respect ✊
Philosopheering
Philosopheering Hace 5 meses
Probably 2nd worst Ted Talk video I've seen. With "psychology" in the title, I would expect something close to science. Not some "motivational" words
Don Fields
Don Fields Hace 5 meses
One "correction" or rather, one shift in perspective to more "personal power" and that is instead of just feeling impowered go further and...BE EMPOWERED. And yes there is a difference, bieng is a solid strong foundation and structure in real life, feeling is more like the architects drawing for said foundation and structure. The "plan" is a good start but building your actual "temple" will bring you your results. 👍👊✌👌💪👋
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