Intrinsic Motivation - How Driven Are you?

"Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge and fuels the engine of accomplishment.  It maximizes and maintains momentum."     Zig Ziglar

I have heard all my life, "If you really want to be successful in every facet of your life, you have to reach deep within yourself and tap into an emotion that drives you."  This deep emotion is call intrinsic motivation.  


So, what is intrinsic motivation?  Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on external pressures or a desire for reward.

I didn't understand this until I came face to face with some challenges I thought were standing in the way of my success as a young entreprenuer.  When I began to tap into these emotions that were so deep and powerful, I became relentless and unstoppable in achieving the goals that I set for my business and for myself as well.  They were emotions that propelled me to affirm daily to do whatever it took to realize my goals and dreams.


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  • Nice read Kathleen, thanks for sharing.

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    Nice post Kathleen. I have shared it and wish you all the best. Have a great weekend.

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