Psy 230 Final Exam

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Life is one of those things that most people take for granted and I have been guilty of it in the past. Now I have a greater purpose in life, and now I never take life for granted. The past five years has really been a time for reflection, meaning, and purpose. Before the change in my life I had no direction or purpose. I had this love for football but no plan or purpose. I had just got this job at the airport working for the United States Government. I had not long been with my girlfriend and my daughter had not long been born. In that time of my life I was definitely in my young adult years. I was not quite committed to my girlfriend at the time wanting to date other women and not settle down. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life or the direction I wanted to go. I knew I loved football and wanted to get back in school. At that time I had every excuse of why I shouldn’t go to school, or why I can’t go to school. With the birth of my daughter I made me think a lot more over time of who I wanted to be or what I wanted to do. It also made me think of the kind of father I wanted to be and the type of role model I wanted to be for my daughter. One day I was sitting around at work thinking and I was saying to myself is this what I want to do for the rest of my life. I knew the answer which was I really didn’t but what else could I do. I mean I had no college education really the only work experience I had was being a bill collector, and I didn’t want to go back to do that kind of work anymore. The only thing I had was my passion for football. I remember thinking to myself I don’t want to be an old man thinking about what I could have, would have , should have, done in my life. I remember thinking to my self I want to coach football in high school and college. I believe that this is when I began the transformation from young adulthood to middle adulthood. I really started thinking about my future not just for me but my family. By this time me and my girlfriend had moved in together and were raising my daughter. I was really beginning to focus on my life and future. One day at work a co worker of mine had this book called the secret I had no idea what it was so I asked her. She told me that the book was about the law of attraction. I was interested and had to read this book. After reading this book I know what I had to do which was go back to school graduate college, and coach football. I believe that I was motivated by the pursuit of my passion coaching football. I will be the greatest coach to ever coach the game this is my life, my passion, I feel like this is what I was put on this earth to do. I’m lucky in many ways because not everyone gets to do something they love in life. I do and I am thankful everyday for being blessed to do what I love. With being in the middle adulthood stage I am more focused on my career and school. I am focused on my family and raising my daughter with morals and values that was help her to be a productive citizen in life. My motivation to pursue my passion in football is one that in intrinsic versus extrinsic. I am motivated by reason for inside me life passion, and wanting to be the greatest. I want to make a difference in the world and teach kids how to be successful as a individual and as a team, not only on the field but in the classroom. There are several theories of motivation we studied in this coarse Sigmund Frauds theory that we are motivated by sexual drive, and life or death. I personally don’t agree with this I have not been motivated in this way at all. We also learned a theory that people are motivated by pursuing there peak in life. I choose to believe that people are motivated by what ever they feel strongly about. What ever goals they really want to achieve. My motivation is definitely to make a difference in life to be someone people look at and say he has made a positive difference in this world. I want to be someone my daughter looks and thinks...
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