Motivationology is the theory with motivation as the main idea.

Externalize, instead of internalize.


35 Tenets for Change: Externalize

Overcome. Build up. Be Resilient.

About The Theory

Motivationology is the theory with motivation as the main idea. Externalize, instead of internalize. Use self-fulfillment, resilience, and motivation. Empower yourself and others with the 35 tenets of this alternative philosophy.

At its inception, Motivationology began with the idea to put motivation first, and center, regarding life and decisions. Everyone has heard of motivational quotes, speeches, and photos, however, is there a study which truly focuses on motivation?

Motivation can benefit everyone since it is affected by self-fulfillment. Only de-motivation can be harmful. Know how to empower others as well as yourself. It’s a cultivatable skill.

If anyone has tried to influence or cause a person to do something worthwhile, then they should know the importance of motivation. With Motivationology, a person knows not only how to lead themselves, but also other people.

Motivation can be increased by Motivationology’s 33 tenets. They work together to create an ultimate theory of building resilience and causing true change. Resilience is major in Motivationology.

Often some theories will discuss de-motivating topics, however, motivation is encouraging and is unable to be manipulative. If a person follows Motivationology, there is no possibility of moving away from that person’s self-fulfillment.

Externalizing, moreover, is uncommonly taught, yet it can lead a person to reach potential, as well as to overcome hardships. You can control your situation, future, and environment.

Learn about survival, independence, self-defense, self-starting, economic and social aid, opportunities, cause and effect, and more in its tenets.

If Motivationology was a building, these tenets would be its scaffolding.

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Innovation. Flipped Education. Different Ideas.

Why Choose Motivationology?

Looking for something new?

Do any of these questions apply to you?

  • Have you ever noticed that most education claims that you should look inward, rather than outward?
  • Have you seen that society claims it is a person’s fault for not changing their situation; it is “internal”?
  • Have you seen that most ideas focus on blaming that person’s inner framework, their genetics, their mindset, or a lack of drive, rather than external factors?
  • Have these ideas not motivated you or not given you creative ideas for change?
  • Have you seen others harmed or not helped by other “education”?

Motivationology aims to solve these problems as an alternative philosophy.

It’s time to flip this paradigm to something which can cause change, new outlooks, true opportunity, and adaptation. The environment, situation, other people, society, and numerous factors affect a person.

With this theory, you will see how people are affected the most externally and through experiences. Strengths should be emphasized, not weaknesses.

Focusing inward causes people to blame themselves and focus on internal “flaws.”  It roadblocks since there’s no emphasis on what they can do.

Focusing outward causes people to instead move in a proactive direction.

What can you or others do?


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Free thinking, questioning authority, non-conformity, and critical thinking combines to challenge status quos.

Create potential. Be the leader of your own life.


Increase the potential for innovation, by knowing that you can control the external, and the future. Use free thinking.

Externalize - Situations, Environment, Other People

With externalizing, you see that it is the environment, situation, other people, and more outside pressures which affect you.

Online or In-Person

With models that include networks, and supporting organizational structures, Motivationology is useful online or in-person. Teach yourself.


Both Motivationology and Relationship Triage focuses on strengths, not weaknesses. Cultivate these. Spotlight strengths, not what is wrong. You recognize a problem, but focus on the solutions.

Be A Leader

You are your own leader, as well as knowing that you can influence anyone else. Even small influences have effect.


Whether economically, socially, culturally, or through actions, influence is a large part of motivating.

The 35 Tenets Listed:


1. Motivation
2. Self-Fulfillment
3. Resilience
4. Externalize, Situations, & Environment
5. Reasons & Why
6. Actions & Choices
7. Solutions, Opportunities, & Possibilities
8. Strengths, Not Weaknesses
9. Situational Aid
10. Reverse Train
11. Relationship Triage
12. Rights & Freedoms
13. Focus
14. Encouragement & Rewards
15. Self-Defense
16. Independence
17. Economic & Social Aid


18. Overcoming Adversity
19. Emulation to Overcomers
20. Goals
21. Adaptation
22. Cause, Effect, & Results
23. Questioning Authority & Free Thinking
24. Logical Fallacies & Critical Thinking
25. Anti-Psychology
26. Interests & Activities
27. Nutrition
28. Inspiration
29. Leadership
30. Self-Starting
31. Empathy
32. Non-Conformity
33. Survival
34. Blank Slate View
35. Ambition



Motivation, although complex, involves taking actions, feeling empowered, and having plans for solutions.

A person can be motivated by other people, self-fulfillment, environment, socially, achievement, emulation, goals, choices, encouragement, causes, rewards, rights, freedoms, economically, survival, aid, situations, and numerous other factors.

In Motivationology, the focus is on mainly external influences on motivation. What outward views or actions can be taken? How can you motivate others or be motivated yourself? What is affecting motivation for you or others? What can be done for change?



Resilience. It lets you overcome adversities and bounce back.

What can you do to change the situation? What opportunities, actions, and solutions are there? By focusing outward, resilience is easier to achieve. Emulate overcomers. Use motivation to understand how to be resilient.

Spotlighting strengths instead of weaknesses, further, builds resilience. By focusing on strengths, the weaknesses, even if perceived, are minimized.

Being resilient doesn’t always mean the adversity is completely removed – but it means you continue to fight the adversity. Interests, goals, activities, and aid also enhances resilience. Survival and adaptation is involved.



Self-fulfillment was originally a Greek philosophy. It is the base of Motivationology.

Its priority has gone to the wayside in today’s society, however, in motivation, it is important to see how satisfaction for ones desires is vital. Motivationology puts it as the base, flipping it from the top, and states that it affects all other aspects. A person can be un-motivated to do simple needs if they don’t see any self-fulfillment.

In this theory, we can move toward self-fulfillment and gain satisfaction for each action, step, or outside influence. A person can be motivated to do anything if they feel meaning. Each step gains this. Full achievement, which is subjective and relative, is not required.



Externalizing means that you see the outside causes, and what is influencing you externally.

What around you is affecting you? Who or what is influencing you? Externalizing means you don’t blame yourself inwardly, but you see that there are outside factors that are beneficial or harmful. Instead of thinking you have the problem, instead of the outside cause, you look outward to take control of the environment. When you know that it is on the outside, rather than a perceived flaw or your personality, then you can externalize.

Current emphasis is on blaming the person inwardly, however, this theory states that you should see what environmental, social, societal, economic, cultural, or other factors affect you. Externalizing is action-focused. Instead of introspection, although you’ll still think, you move your emphasis on courses of action.

Christina Taft


Frustrated with ideas and education which told her to internalize, rather than externalize, and to ignore motivation, resilience, strengths, actions, and self-fulfillment, Taft decided to create an alternative theory starting in April 2016. Whether or not it is ever recognized, at least there is the idea that there are alternatives. Don’t internalize; externalize.

See her other initiatives, such as an all-in-one social media platform called Worldie (Worldie.com), and more about her, at her personal website.

Feel free to ask her for a consultation or advice from the Motivationology viewpoint.

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