5.4 Achievement and Motivators

Course Overview

Why is motivation important? To achieve any goal in life, we need to feel motivated. Motivation is the fuel that drives the engine of success to get us from where we are now, to where we want to be.

“I’d rather attempt to do something and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.”


What is it that makes some of us highly motivated to achieve our goals while others struggle to focus and persist? In this course, you will learn about the psychology of achievement motivation, different types of motivators, the factors that increase our motivation, and the mindset of high achievers. By the end of this course, you will have a clear picture of what motivates you to achieve your goals.
Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will understand the following: 

  • Understand what achievement motivation is and why it is important 
  • Identify different types of motivation and understand the factors that increase our motivation 
  • Examine how high achievers think and learn how to stay focused on achievement 

Study Guide

We know that different people like to learn in different ways. If you like to write notes as you work through a course, here’s a handy study guide (.PDF) for you, in printable or “fillable” form. Use the printable version if you would like to print out the study guide and write down your notes. Or, if you prefer to use a PDF reader you can take notes on your favorite handheld device using the “fillable” version. 

Achievement and Motivators Study Guide – Printable

Achievement and Motivators Study Guide – Fillable