Drive Motivation

Interested in motivation? A whole book on what motivates you, Drive by Daniel Pink, summed up in a 10 minute "sketch." Pretty interesting. It all boils down to being a part of something larger than yourself and having a purpose that extends far beyond yourself, more of a giving back to help further mankind. Humans have this thing people want autonomy, or the ability to do what you want. I think this is true. I want control over my life and I imagine you do too. No one really likes being told what to do. People also want to continually get better, AKA, mastery. The way I think is that I always want to get better than the day before. Do I succeed in this every day? Of course not, but I still try.  I have a student who has a "man crush" on the Oregon Ducks football team. Yesterday, he had traced/drew the Win The Day logo that they have incorporated into their football culture. Here it is for you to see.
Oregon's Win The Day
I asked him what it meant and he gave me a pretty good answer to the real deal and I talked to him about it to see how could apply it to his own life. He said it was basically, just doing your best and trying to "win the day" and not let the day beat you. This is mastery in action.  Finally the third thing that motivates individuals is that people want to be a part of something larger than their self and to have a purpose that extends far beyond yourself, more of a giving back to help further mankind. Really interesting. I suggest watching it.

Here's the embedded video for you to watch.


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