Last updated on July 1st, 2022 at 05:16 pm
How do we stay >motivated to continue going after our big dreams?
Author Daniel Pink makes the argument that to stay with long-term goals we must have intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that comes from inside an individual rather than from any external or outside rewards, such as money.
When you are in a motivation slump, you need to create a purpose around what you need to get done. Think about it – many people struggle with losing weight, but as soon as their 20th high school reunion date is set, they begin exercising and dieting like there’s no tomorrow.
You need to find the greater reason that gets you moving on to your dream.
In this video, author, TED speaker, and speechwriter, Daniel Pink discusses the mismatch between what science knows and what business does–and how that affects motivation. He demonstrates that while carrots and sticks worked successfully in the twentieth century, that’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s challenges.
You can find more on Daniel Pink at his website www.danpink.com.
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