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Motivated to do or achieve something because of one's own enthusiasm or interest, without needing pressure from others.‘she's a very independent self-motivated individual’
- ‘Mr Clovis was recognized as an excellent team player, and a hard-working, self-motivated individual.’
- ‘The artists just need to be more daring and be self-motivated!’
- ‘The continued growth and success of our business has created exciting opportunities for self-motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious individuals who are committed to driving our business forward.’
- ‘He vigorously denies pressurising pupils, insisting the ethos is about making the work interesting, so they become self-motivated to learn.’
- ‘A quality that is common between all of the successful artists is that they are talented, driven and self-motivated individuals.’
- ‘America's cowboy capitalism asks its worker-citizens to be hardworking, self-motivated, innovative, and, surprising as it may strike its critics, civil.’
- ‘I am also highly self-motivated and organised so I started looking at using those skills.’
- ‘There is open entry to the course but to be a successful real estate salesperson you have to be self-motivated, enjoy contact with people and have the initiative to generate listings.’
- ‘Acting in furtherance of interests which were self-motivated and self-fashioned, he freed himself of proximate, merely fashionable, pursuits.’
- ‘In both stories the narrator must learn to act in an independent, self-motivated, unprejudiced, and inner-directed way.’
- ‘The endless debates about performance measures - which are always imperfect - remind one that there is no substitute for self-motivated and reliable teachers and researchers.’
- ‘You can, however, create an environment in which bartenders are self-motivated to help achieve your sales goals.’
- ‘Are you self-directed, self-motivated, comfortable with computers, like to read and write, self-disciplined, independent and able to stay on task?’
- ‘I think we can count on Glen to be self-motivated.’
- ‘That intrigued me because I wanted to encourage first-year students to write and I felt I had discovered a natural channel where they could express themselves in a self-motivated way.’
- ‘In economics, the leitmotif is rationality: it is axiomatic that individuals are self-motivated to improve upon existing circumstances.’
- ‘At times, we're all the weakest link, and if we can't be compassionate enough to make allowances for that, we should at least be self-motivated enough to realise it.’
- ‘I think you have to be self-motivated enough first and foremost.’
- ‘I am a very self-motivated person and have always had a passion for my work.’
- ‘He was a self-motivated man who'd always give you the time of day.’
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