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self-motivation

[self-moh-tuh-vey-shuh n] /ˈsɛlfˌmoʊ təˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
initiative to undertake or continue a task or activity without another's prodding or supervision.
Related forms
self-motivated, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self motivation

self-motivation

n.

1980 (self-motivated attested from 1949), from self- + motivation. Related: Self-motivational.

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