John went to the movies with his friend Peter with the intention of stealing his wallet. = negative motive
John went to the movies with his friend Peter with the intention of making a friend. = positive motive
MOTIVE, which comes from the Latin motus “a moving, motion,” meaning “that which inwardly moves a person to behave a certain way.”
Psychology tells us that motivation (motive + ion) can be an inner stimulus or a social stimulus.
Neuro associative conditioning experts claim that everything we do is driven by two forces: pain and pleasure. The scriptures call these two forces LOVE and FEAR.
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When we are driven by pain or fear, we are using painful (negative) motivation, and when we are driven by pleasure or love, we are employing positive (pleasant) motivation. Both positive motivation and negative motivation can happen because of internal (inner) factors or external (social) ones like if youth are not interested in what they are being thought. They will not pay attention and will not learn. To induce the teenagers to learn we must capture and hold their attention. Otherwise, young people will not learn to be production citizens, innovators, or anything else we hope to teach them.
The general approach to interesting teens is no great mystery. If the instruction motives satisfy their motive in order to capture their attention in the first place. They will want to pay attention and in the process may achieve educational objectives. However control is a most human prevalent motivating force that expresses and manifest itself in humans’ superiors’ control of their environment as this is important to human behavior and achievement cannot be overemphasized.
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When she dropped by my house to return a sweater she'd borrowed, I swallowed hard and spoke up.
"I don't want you to think I'm judging you," I said. "But we promised each other that if we ever started doing stuff like this we'd call each other on it."
"You're right," Bekah said. "But I'm tired of being known as the 'good girl.' I had a lot of fun the other night, and even if it's wrong, it's what I want to do right now
I went on to tell her that this was about more than just her. It was about her responsibilities as a leader. It was about the mixed messages she was sending. And it was about my concern for a good friend. Bekah said she appreciated my concern, but she had decided this was how she wanted to live her life for now. It was one of the hardest conversations I've ever had, but I knew it was the right thing to do. So, how are we supposed to respond when a Christian friend messes up? Read more →
But why bother? A few reasons:
Firstly, Bekah's lifestyle choices contradicted the faith she proclaimed, and she knew it. The Bible calls this "willful sin". When we continue in willful sin, it becomes more comfortable, and our hearts and attitudes grow hard toward God.
Secondly, because Bekah was a Christian leader, she had a duty to be a godly example to other students. But her drinking and partying showed no difference between her life and that of a non-believer.
And it's not just Christian friends who may need confronting. Sometimes we should lovingly and graciously confront a non-believing friend who's making self-destructive choices. In any case, a close friendship is essential for any confrontation. Don't confront someone you hardly know; you haven't earned the right. But even with a strong friendship, you'll certainly want to pray about whether you should confront, and if so, what you should say.
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