Recall motivation - Sarz Sanctuary and Foundation
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Recall motivation

Click on the buttons below to refresh elements of motivation.


Reflecting on motivation, capture what was recalled, what stood out and what might relate?

Go to page 2, activity 2 in your workbook. 

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela
First element: What we want to do

Such as go on a holiday, give up chocolate, walk each day or something else you desire.

Second element: How strongly we want to do it

How strongly we want to do something influences our action or inaction.

Recall Jo’s experience.

Conscious (explicit)

Occurs when we choose to focus our conscious awareness and attention on a task or goal.

Unconscious (implicit)

Expressed over time without conscious awareness. 

Recall Jo’s experience.


When motivation is intrinsic, we are internally compelled toward something that is inherently satisfying, like caring for others. 


Extrinsic motivation is externally controlled – salary, a promotion, recognition or achievement.

Care environment

The care environment can influence intrinsic and extrinsic motivation however it cannot change our natural motivation orientation

Motivation – linked to Compassion Satisfaction

Care professionals with higher levels of compassion satisfaction were found to have lower levels of compassion fatigue and burnout.