The Challenge

Marcia Levitus, PhD: The Challenge

The selfish satisfaction of "I did it" as motivation to persist despite obstacles.

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Transcript: The Challenge

Well it's a complicated question, and I think there are a million answers to that. Some are very selfish, some are not. Ones that are very selfish answers it's a completely selfish feeling of achievement. As a kid, I was very motivated by challenges. Everything that was challenging I wanted to do, and it was just a complete self satisfaction on achieving something that I perceive as tough, and I think I still do that. It's not really competition. I'm not a competitive person with other people, so it was a very lonely experience of something that-everything that is very tough, and I can do it, and I can learn and realize that I can do it, I'm happy. So it's a complete selfish feeling of I did it.

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