The life sometimes brings joy and sometimes moments of sadness are inevitable. Motivation is psychological prose that is responsible for maintenance and control of particular behaviors. It is quite normal that people experience the lack of motivation form time to time. It can be related to any area in life, starting from not having any desire to study and ending with refusal to exercise in the gym.

From my own experience, I can say that I have recently experienced a lack of motivation related to sports and this period of life had lasted for three months. The circumstance for that were external as no matter how hard I have tried, I could not deliver the result that was the same as my fellows did. I felt depressed and underestimated, as I was not good as them. Moreover, I felt like there was an internal factor in my head that was telling me that I was ‘jut not good enough’, which was like an obstacle to try harder and to move on. Thereafter, I just did not give up the classes, but when I went to them, the time was running very slowly and I have stopped enjoying myself. I felt like nothing could help, but the coach was the one who brought back my motivation. He saw lack of incentive in my behavior, started to treat me with more attention, and assigned with extra exercisers. He mentioned that it would be hard, but eventually I would manage that and in a month, I have started to make much more progress and was not behind my fellows any more. I felt motivated again. Actually, a psychological factor made me lose my motivation.   

Another part of the following paper is related to the Kohlberg’s theory of moral development. This topic is a matter of interest to education and psychology. The theory introduced by Kohlberg explains six stages of moral development, stating that it is a continuous process throughout the life of every individual.

In the following paper, I would like to give an example of the situation that I had to employ the stages identified in the theory. Thereafter, a year ago my parents sent me to the summer camp with very strict rules. My whole experience there can be compared to how the child starts its development and understanding of what is right and wrong. First, I had to obey all the rules without asking why and what in order to avoid punishment. During the Stage 2 known as Individualism and Exchange, I have realized that authorities of the camp are not always the one who have the right views and different individuals have various viewpoints. There I had a several conflicts with my new friends, but later I had to help them to solve them their interpersonal fractions that are typically present among the adolescents.  During the Stage 4 known as Maintaining the Social Order, I had to help my friends in the camp with some moral issues and prevent from chaos in my small surroundings, so everyone would not be quarrelling one another. After the experience of solving the social conflicts, I have understood that various social groups share different values and views and democratic procedures exist in the world due to need of constant society improvements. The Stage 6 known as Universal Principles have taught me that all the conflict must be solved in democratic way and the basis of dignity must always be respected. At the last stage, I was more concerned what was right and wanted to keep the values and principles among the group of friends that would make a good society.

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