We all know about, Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of electric bulb. Thanks to his invention otherwise the entire world would have been in darkness today. As a child, he did not have formal education because of his poor family background, physical defects and learning difficulties. He had to work and his earn his living right from his young age.He earned his income by selling newspaper on the road, sold vegetables etc.
When he got the assignment of selling news papers in the train, he had set up a small laboratory in a compartment and started conducting his experiments. Once when the entire compartment was on fire the railway authorities stopped him from conducting experiments in the train. This did not prevent him from inventing the electric bulb. Still, he found his ways and means to achieve his goal.
Special Qualities of Edison that made him achieve:
Young Edison was a self driven individual. He had tremendous inner fire to achieve. He worked very hard to achieve his goal. Poverty or lack of laboratory and equipments did not stop him from achieveing his goal. He has not only invented Electric bulb but he has also invented phonograph, kinetoscope, dictaphone, carbon microphone etc. Lack of schooling and improper facilities did not deter young Edison from inventing all this. Thus he was a individual with tremendous inner fire who had immense self-confidence in what he was doing. The invention of electric bulb by Edison is a sheer case of self-motivation.
Meaning of Self Motivation:
Self Motivation is the personal and the inner drive to succeed. It is the inner force or fire within the mind that keeps the individual pushing towards his goal, however difficult may be the task. Self motivation is a positive attitude which will help up us to excel in life. When we motivate ourselves positive thinking predominates and we display the strength of character and we complete our task with enthusiasm. Self motivation is inciting oneself to thinking and action.
How to develop Self Motivation?
We should think positively to develop Self Motivation. Thinking positively keep us happy and help us to deal correctly with all the people and problems around us. We should shed negative attitude.If we have negative attitude we attract negative energy. Negative energy will prevent us from achieving what we want.
Students need to be self- motivated to study, learn and to excel in life. The economic status and social status should not come in the way of studying and achieving. A student is learning for himself first. Then comes the examinations and the job. Students should be clear about the goal he has to achieve. They should find out the ways and means of achieving it. Then work very hard to achieve the target successfully.
We have come across several self motivated individuals.Great thinkers and scientists have become great because of their work and not by birth. They have achieved success because of the inner urge and intrinsic motivation and inspired people around them. Self motivated individuals have transformed the society. They were instrumental in bringing notable changes in the minds of the people.
Mahatma Gandhi, father of our nation is self motivated individual. His self motivation made him fight for our nation and won us freedom from the british rule.He also inspired people around him to work for India's Independence. He was instrumental in transforming society and initiated to people to think.
Self Motivation is one of the important quality one should develop. It is a very essential quality for students to excel in their studies. Students will be empowerd if they develop self motivation.The three steps of Self Motivation are:
i. Ignite your mind.
ii. Initiate your thought process.
iii. Innovate means to achieve your goal.
The three goden words of success are: Ignite, Initiate and Innovate.