Intrinsic Motivation and emotional intelligence

Motivation

: Directing emotions that guide you to reach your goals; dedication in achieving your goals despite obstacles or setbacks.

 

Most people aren't anywhere near to realizing their creative potential, in part because they're laboring in environments that impede intrinsic motivation.

Teresa Amabile
 

Articles

Topic: Motivation

Forbes

NEXT BIG IDEA CLUB

5 better ways to get stuff done, according to the science of motivation

Psychology Today

Matt Johnson Ph.D.

The Power of Intrinsic Motivation

Verywell

Kendra Cherry

Intrinsic Motivation: How Your Behavior Is Driven by Internal Rewards

AlanMallory.com

Alan Mallory

Emotional Intelligence: Self Motivation

Forbes

Svetlana Whitener

Tapping Into Motivation And Vitality: Escape The Darkness By Following Your Light

 

Recommended Publications

Here are just a few handpicked books we believe to be great resources for developing and understanding intrinsic motivation.  

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Good Vibes, Good Life

Vex King

In this book, Vex will show you that when you change the way you think, feel, speak and act, you begin to change the world.

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The Mountain Is You

Brianna Wiest

This is a book about self-sabotage. Why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good. Coexisting but conflicting needs create self-sabotaging behaviors. This is why we resist efforts to change, often until they feel completely futile. 

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Atomic Habit

James Clear

Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. 

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Get Out of Your Own Way

Mark Goulston, M.D. and Philip Goldberg

Practical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson

Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

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The ONE Thing

Gary Keller

People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life--work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?