How Self-Motivated Are You?

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Self-motivation, at its simplest, is the force that drives you to do things. However, self-motivation is not, in any way, simple. At any given moment, there are likely to be different forces driving your behaviour, and they are likely to vary in strength depending on your mood, and what has happened that day.

Some people find it much easier to motivate themselves, whether to do unpleasant or pleasant tasks. Others need a lot more persuasion.

This quiz will help you to find out how self-motivated you are.

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For each statement, say how much the statement applies to you, on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 = not at all, 2 = sometimes, 3 = often, 4 = always.

I review and update my goals regularly to make sure that they still apply.
I find change difficult to manage.
I am disappointed if I don’t achieve my goals.
I use rewards to help me achieve my goals.
I set clear goals for myself.
If I see that I’m not going to achieve my goal, I abandon it.
I look for ways to improve my work and skills.
I am surprised if I have a good idea.
I believe that everyone can improve their skills if they try.
I do enough work to satisfy my boss, and don’t worry too much about the rest.
I find it hard to persuade myself to take up opportunities.
If I don’t like the idea of something, then I don’t do it.
If a good opportunity arises, I jump at it.
I don’t like to take too many risks in case things go wrong.
It’s better to take a job that you know you can do than one that will be hard.
If I see that I’m not going to achieve one of my goals, I adjust it and keep going, or work harder to compensate.
I set high standards for myself.
I am on the lookout for new opportunities.
I don’t think that it’s possible to make big improvements in your skills when you’re really bad at something.
I worry about what might go wrong with my work or life.