Aiming to be a MASTER? The 3 laws.

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These are the 3 laws on MASTERY as illustrated by Daniel Pink in his book Drive..

  1. MASTERY is a MINDSET
  2. MASTERY comes with DELIBERATE PRACTICE and comes with PAIN
  3. MASTERY is an ASYMPTOTE and hence a continuous never ending JOURNEY.

Thus being aware of these 3 LAWS can help us take a step towards MASTERY.

THREE TIPS for an ENVIRONMENT driven by INTRINSIC MOTIVATION..

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The following THREE tips can help create a work environment to promote INTRINSIC MOTIVATION. Daniel Pink mentions the same in his best selling book named Drive.

  1. Encourage and make people feel good about participating with others in the ecosystem..
  2. Give people more autonomy to do their work
  3. Keep the system as OPEN as POSSIBLE.

Watch out this space for more such inspirational and motivational insights.

The HUMAN MOTIVATION flowchart to liberate the INNER DRIVE

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The following human motivational flowchart adopted from Daniel Pink’s Drive clearly outlines the roadmap for imbibing human motivation depending on different scenarios

Unleash human motivation

The flowchart shows different scenarios for unleashing human motivation

If you are searching a PILL for INTRINSIC MOTIVATION, this would be its INGREDIENTS..

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The self determination theory (SDT) as mentioned by Daniel Pink in his book Drive, states that for human beings to be INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATED the following three psychological needs have to be met at a bare minimum..

  1. Sense of AUTONOMY is what we do
  2. Gaining of COMPETENCE in the work we do
  3. Feeling of RELATEDNESS with each other since human beings inherently crave for human bonds

Thus be it a employee, employer or leader the sense of intrinsic motivation which is so necessary for unleashing creativity can only be triggered when all these 3 psychological needs are met.

Every HUMAN has this INNER DRIVE.. Agree?

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The following self help, motivational and inspirational insight has been adopted from Daniel Pink’s best selling book named Drive.

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s Drive

Liberating this inner drive is thus key to get the best out of people.

What are THOSE THREE KEY NEEDS that can make us HAPPY?

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The following self help and motivational insight has been adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive

“We have three innate psychological needs—competence, autonomy, and relatedness. When those needs are satisfied, we’re motivated, productive, and happy.”

Thus the secret to a happy life are these three needs and the meeting of the same.

How OFTEN have you FELT this INNER DRIVE?

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The following self help and motivational insight has been adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive.

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”

Thus social bonds is quintessential in order to lead a fulfilling life.

Why are EXTRINSIC REWARDS inherently RISKY?

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The following self help and motivational insight has been adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive

“The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and misbehavior that have seemed endemic to modern life involve shortcuts.”

Thus making extrinsic rewards the only destination comes at a very heavy price.

Choosing MEDIOCRITY comes at a PRICE..

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The following self help and motivational insight has been adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive

“The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive—and autonomy can be the antidote.”   TOM KELLEY General Manager, IDEO”

Thus settling for mediocrity can turn out to be very expensive in the long run.

How aiming for MASTERY can lead to a HEALTHY life?

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The following self help and motivational insight has been adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive.

Goals that people set for themselves and that are devoted to attaining mastery are usually healthy. But goals imposed by others–sales targets, quarterly returns, standardized test scores, and so on–can sometimes have dangerous side effects.”

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