Posts Tagged ‘Drive’
So, I’ve blogged about this one before – but never in paperback.
Dan Pink’s latest book all about the power of intrinsic motivation, Drive, is now out in paperback, with enhanced material, and lower priced! I think everyone on the planet who is trying to figure out who they are, why they are here, AND everyone with kids struggling to figure out the same thing should read this book. Here’s why.
Intrinsic motivation is what sets the exceptional apart from the herd. The IMs do stuff because they WANT or feel they NEED to do it, rather than getting some carrot/stick for doing it. That is an AWESOME, mad skill power that from what I’ve seen is truly unstoppable.
I see college students each and every day that say they want a certain major or to study harder or to be in a certain program, but honestly, those who have the fire within them are the ones who make it through. The students who are worried about the absolute minimum to get by, or who nitpick at details, rather than looking at the big academic picture and keep on motivating themselves to move ahead are those who succeed professionally in the long term.
If you don’t know what drives you, get this book. Because, as I’ve ranted on this blog here before, we are all here for a reason. Finding out why and for what reason is tough work. But, our intrinsic motivation can be the force that gets us to that calling or higher purpose – and honestly, what could possibly be more important than that?