Our feelings can influence our actions and engagement with our our search, impacting how we approach or avoid certain situations. Approach motivation is when we want to achieve a positive outcomes, like a good job. Avoidance motivation is when we want to avoid negative outcomes, like getting rejected or ghosted.
The Intention-Action Gap represents the disconnect between what we want to do and what actually ends up happening. For example, we might create a plan for healthy eating but not follow it. While it’s a common challenge in the job search, it can cause our job hunt to grind to a halt.
Often, there’s a disconnect between what we intend to do and what actually happens. We might want to go to the gym but opt to stay in bed or plan to improve our diet but never get to it. Not following through on our intentions can be the difference between a great idea and a great execution, keeping us from achieving our goals in the job search.
System 1 and 2 represent our two different way of thinking about things. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of both systems can help you make a practical plan for tackling your job search.
‘System 1’ and ‘System 2’ represent our two ways of thinking about things. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and sometimes impulsive. We use it when we respond to familiar stimuli and situations- like riding a bike or tying shoelaces. System 2 is slower and requires more effort and logic. We use System 2 when navigating complex or unknown situations- like looking for a friend in the crowd or parking in a tight space.
The Fogg B=MAP behavior model helps us understand why we sometimes do things and other times don’t- even if we want to.