COMPELLED BY AUTHORITY
At this stage, I have not made the decision to change, it was made for me by an authority figure such as a parent, a teacher, a court judge, etc…
TO ESCAPE CRITICISM
At this stage, I am making a change to avoid an unpleasant situation or stimulus, such as being criticized, bullied, or even ostracized.
At this stage, I am the driving force behind the change. I want it, because intellectually I know and understand that it is for my own good. However, emotionally I am not there yet and my heart is not in it.
MENTAL & EMOTIONAL MOTIVATION
This is the stage where change is most likely to occur and last. Once the heart and the brain work together, I can achieve anything I set my mind to