Motivation is the driving force behind human actions. It’s the extrinsic or intrinsic incentive behind people’s aspirations to continue to pursue something meaningful, purposeful, and useful toward achieving a goal. Economics is how people use and manage resources to respond to incentives and when making choices that motivate their behavior. It’s how people make choices in the face of scarcity and adversity. So, what is Motovationomics?

The inner driving force behind perseverance in life can be interconnected to an individual’s language and culture. The acquisition, storage, and preservation of the structural foundation by which language, culture, and life experiences were formed can result in someone recognizing and embracing their identity. Language and culture are reinforced by a collection of human actions and experiences that shapes how people think, retain, and acquire new knowledge and perspective. Language reflects culture, culture shapes language, and both language and culture nurture the human experience.

Invigorating peoples’ innate capabilities means helping them achieve their goals by recognizing that attainment of success does not happen in a vacuum or fixed thoughts. Rather, it starts by taking the first small step, then another, and another, and another. It may take a little longer, so patience is required. With each small step that people take, they are learning, they are fostering efficacy, they are developing autonomy, they are enduring, and they are enjoying little successes.

In reaching their inner drive for fulfillment, children can unlock their curiosity giving them autonomy and choice to explore their imagination, and their surrounding world. When children’s motivation is controlled, they lose interest, and loss of interest always means loss of motivation. Children with lower intrinsic motivation are at greater risk of lower self-efficacy and may feel overwhelmed by a sense of failure.

The idea behind Motivationomics is to help children build on their experiences using their language and cultural knowledge as backdrops to create new patterns of insight and incentive. The acquisition and adaptation of energy from lived and life experiences become blueprints of knowledge connected to children’s perseverance and resilience that transform into unique patterns of intrinsic motivation.