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How to get motivated even when you don’t feel like it

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Motivation is complicated. Psychologists define motivation as the desire or impetus to initiate and maintain a particular behavior. But sometimes, no matter how passionate you are about a goal or hobby, finding the motivation to actually do it can be difficult. Why is motivation so fickle? Explore intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and dig into how these forces contribute to our drive.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Magali García
  • Writer Shannon Odell
  • Narrator Alexandra Panzer
  • Composer Adam Alexander, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Sound Designer Adam Alexander, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis, Anna Bechtol
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal, Shannon Odell
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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