Designing an “Intrinsically Motivated” environment

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive..

The design of an intrinsically motivated environment would involve the following:

  1. Create an environment where people feel good about participating
  2. Give users the requisite autonomy to exercise mastery based on a sense of purpose
  3. Keep the system as open as possible

This is the quality that separates Leaders from Followers

Leaders are always optimistic while advancing the JUST CAUSE with the help of followers.

The following quote from Steve Jobs mentions the sole quality that stands out and separates leaders from followers.

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

This quote highlights why Progression is the other name of life

What we do when we get success is very important.Sitting or resting on past laurels can never do any good since life moves on.

Progression is the name of life and is highlighted very aptly by this following quote of Steve Jobs..

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

Why shortcuts cannot replace persistence, tenacity, and dedication?

The following quote from Steve Jobs makes it clear that there can never be shortcuts to success.

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

This quote makes us realize the most precious resource in our lives

All of us in the game of the modern day rat race run behind money without failing to realize that the most precious asset is not money but time.

The following quote from Steve Jobs endorses this very fact and encourages us to judiciously make us of time.

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

Having the humility to shed ego and admit mistakes

This quote from Steve Jobs advises us to exhibit humility and be grounded to admit mistakes in order to make better innovations , going forward.

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

This quote encourages us to have self belief to change the world

The following quote from Steve Jobs challenges us to change the world through our unique abilities and talent..

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

Mustering the courage to follow our intuition

The following iconic quote from Steve Jobs inspires us to have the courage to follow our own intuition.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

Listening to our “inner voice” is what this quote teaches us

Listening to our conscience , believing in our own ability without being deterred by what others around us are telling , is what this great quote of Steve Jobs teaches us.

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

This quote inspires us to chase our passion not competition

The following Steve Jobs quote inspires us to chase our passion , believe in ourselves and not be deterred by competition.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”