Motivation is the reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs. Motivating Content is also one’s direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior. A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior. According to Maehr and Meyer, “Motivation is a word that is part of the popular culture as few other psychological concepts are”.
What is Motivating? Using incentives, persuasion, and mental or physical stimulants to influence the way people think or behave individually or in groups. Provide (someone) with a reason for doing something. Cause (someone) to have interest in or enthusiasm for something. Request (something) and present facts and arguments in support of one’s request.