The psychology of self-motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTech

Sunday, January 7, 2018

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Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles and books, including When No One’s Watching: Living and Leading Self-motivation. Scott will examine how we can become self-motivated in “The Psychology of Self-Motivation.”

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  1. Sandeep Rajoriya says:

    Thanks for great information.

  2. Abdul Shakoor says:


  3. Dj Bex says:

    Truly moving.

  4. JediaAssassin says:

    I just clapped at my phone ow wow

  5. kim anh dinh says:

    Great speaker. Thank you

  6. Habtamu Tigineh says:


  7. Cdhant Thapa says:

    Life experiences worth sharing. This lesson is the example of how we can learn so much from each of us. When one has humility to accept to learnand confidence to speak.

  8. tuna a nut says:

    having self motivation without giving your motivation to anyone.

  9. sajeeva padmasiri says:

    ooh i have to watch this again and again,and i wish to translate it to my language because it will use full for me future.nice work thank you so much Mr Scott

  10. Rushikesh Bahir says:

    Sucha nic session nd great presentation!…

  11. Riya Dey says:

    "Confidence" it comes from inside and from others.

  12. ingenious4t says:

    A simple message here. Don’t isolate yourself and think you know everything. Look after each other, learn together, listen and praise?

  13. Sandeep Shrivastava says:

    Being a multi talented person may also be a reason to push you behind and Confused in your life.. sir don't know you will be agree with me or not.. sir I have a lot of talent but till now I am unable to decide where I have to go.. I am private lecturer commerce.. a good singer sometime professional.. sometime I thought to move in big cities and start my personal coaching.. and second time I thought to search any government job.. that's why unable to focus absolutely..

  14. Abdur Rahim says:

    It's very nice speech ..

  15. Tushar Gupta says:

    Very impressive and motivational video of Dr Geller

  16. Dhinesh Dalou says:

    Complex things are several simple things stacked up. That’s what is to remember when we are confronted with an ordeal seemingly impossible.

    Motivation is the inner judging of the worth of something’s each time we face a struggle.

    Being always positive about everything is in my opinion not achievable by everyone because each individual have their trait of personality. If you force yourself onto some thoughts that you are not processing emotionally, you’re doing more harm in the attempt.

  17. J88 S says:

    AMAZING speaker, inspiration, moving.

  18. Ak Badal says:

    I want to like this more than once!

  19. Jake Guthrie says:

    It's tough to feel empowered or self-motivated when people climb the ladder above you in employment due to politics.

    My personal example;

    I've been with my company since 2012, went part time for 3 years while I obtained my MSc in psychology, now I'm back to 5 days a week at work. I applied for an internal promotion which would have been a hefty pay rise for me, but I was the right man for the job. I had all the experience needed, and I had just graduated. Not only this, I was egged on by management to apply because they too knew I was the man for the job.

    So apply I did, and received a phone call some days later explaining why I didn't get the job. See, someone that was simply moving department but on the same wage as this new job got the position, simply to save pay roll. To further the disposition, they opened a condolence job for me, in that department where I have been training my supervisor, the position that was rightfully mine.

    How do I feel motivated when I know my family, my wife and my 2 year old, deserved that wage? Meanwhile, this other guy remains on his high wage while knowing nothing about the job…

  20. Lua RasMc says:

    Absolutely amazing!

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