4 Tips to Master the Art of Intrinsic Motivation

Being so important, it's scary how little we actually know about intrinsic motivation. Many don't know that we may be able to manipulate our motivation in order to only do the things we are good at and we are able to excel at. Wouldn't it be great to know how we can intentionally fuel us or others with intrinsic motivating thoughts?

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The New Stress of Self-determination at Work

Monday is the beginning of the week where the unknown is ahead, where the free days end and where work calls. Most people struggle with mondays as if this day is worse than any other week day. Remembering that one seventh of our lives consists of Monday's, I got curious what's the point, what stresses us about work? An often mentioned reason why we might struggle with Mondays is because there is an output that is exepected from us at the end of the week and we may fear not achieving this output. High expectations from others may make us feel as a "resource" instead of a human being. Another and maybe increasingly relevant reason may be that we see no purpose in what we do. We have high expectations to ourselves that we may not be able to deliver. In the search of a purpose of our work, we are being hunted by burnouts, depressions and stress. Understanding this new stress of self-determination, we have to go back 50 years ago, where nothing similar existed.

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