Have you ever spent HOURS on a computer game trying to beat a tricky level? Or made time in a busy schedule for game night? Have you ever wondered why certain games are just so dang addictive? The answer to all of these questions is that games are simply a part of the human experience and tap into our natural motivation systems in ways that nothing else can.
What are these natural motivation systems? Well, research suggests that we humans get more and more persistent when the right combination of factors are at play:
- Difficult but solvable challenges
- Instant feedback on our efforts
- The opportunity to turn a loss into a win
- Social connections
- Being a part of something bigger than ourselves
The “right” combination depends on the individual (we’re all motivated by different things, right?) but just take a moment to think about your job search. Would you use any of those words and phrases above to describe your life when looking for a job?
In fact, for most people, looking for jobs is the exact opposite of points 1 through 7. And that is why people feel stressed, frustrated, bored, demotivated, and depressed when the job search takes more than a few days.
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