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Intrinsic Motivation and emotional intelligence


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

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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
The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink | TED
Societal Expectations and Inner Desires: The Complex Dynamics of Motivation

Societal Expectations and Inner Desires: The Complex Dynamics of Motivation

When we study how we get motivated to learn, develop, and succeed, we can identify two contrary forces: extrinsic and intrinsic ones. Extrinsic motivation drives your thinking and behavior from the outside, though rewards such as money or fame. Intrinsic motivation comes from within in the form of natural curiosity. Want to boost your motivation and begin to write your own story, your own Lifebook? Check out this FREE masterclass on Lifebook Online masterclass by Mindvalley: Useful links Link to our website: Link to our Patreon: Link to full script: Sources Meta Analysis Motivation on Wikipedia Extrinsic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation ORIGINAL TITLE Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation Thanks to our patrons This video was made with the support of our Patrons: Adam G, Raman Srivastava, Karl Luckwald, Daniel Kramer, Marq Short, Ronny Thomas Scripz, Muhammad Humayun, Ginger, Tsungren Yang, Esther Chiang, Badrah, Cedric Wang, Eva Marie Koblin, Broke, Jeffrey Cassianna, Sergei Kukhariev, Andrea Basilio Rava, Petra, Adèle D, kritik bhimani, David Markham, Don Bone, John Zhang, Mathis Nu, Julien DUMESNIL and all the others. Thank you! To join them visit Video collaborators Script: Jonas Koblin Artist: Pascal Gaggelli Voice: Mithril Coloring: Nalin Editing: Peera Lertsukittipongsa Production: Selina Bador Production Assistant: Bianka Proofreading: Susan Made with MinuteVideos
Dopamine Fasting 2.0 - Overcome Addiction & Restore Motivation

Dopamine Fasting 2.0 - Overcome Addiction & Restore Motivation

This animation was made in collaboration with One Percent Better. Please subscribe! We live in a world that is designed to stimulate our emotions. Every advertisement, food product and social media post is geared to give us a short rush of pleasure which is followed by an emptiness and a craving for more. Big companies are able to leverage our cravings and make trillions of dollars off of keeping us addicted. If you don’t have a plan for yourself, you will be at the mercy of companies who will play on your impulses to control you like a puppet. You will sacrifice your free will, searching for happiness in a maze that’s designed to keep you lost. Studies show that on average, people use their smartphones for about 3 hours per day [1,2]. That’s 1,095 hours every year. Thankfully there is a way to regain control over your impulses and take your power back through a practice called dopamine fasting. Dopamine fasting is the idea that if you avoid dopamine stimulating activities for extended periods of time, you will be able to ‘reset your brain’ and let go of addictive behaviors that negatively impact your life. It’s commonly misunderstood as reducing dopamine, but that’s not true. Dopamine is necessary to function as a healthy human being. Dopamine Fasting exploded in interest in October 2018 and gained even more interest a year later after Dr. Cameron Sepah published an article on Medium titled ‘The Definitive Guide to Dopamine Fasting 2.0: The Hot Silicon Valley Trend. Dopamine fasting 2.0 is better defined. It’s based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. It’s about reducing impulsive behavior, not reducing dopamine itself. And it doesn’t encourage you to act like a full-blown monk who abstains from all forms of pleasure. Get the After Skool Kid's Book - Why Don't Country Flags Use The Color Purple? - Get in touch via Please support on Patreon - Follow on Instagram and Facebook Animation at the end was produced by CeoQDisney References 1. Milijic, M. (2020, February 17). 29 Smartphone Usage Statistics: Around the World in 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020, from 2. MacKay, J. (2020, February 20). Screen time stats: How your phone impacts your workday – RescueTime. Retrieved May 21, 2020, from 3. Breuning, Loretta Graziano. Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels (pp. 89-90). Adams Media. Kindle Edition. 4. Google Docs.Data source: Google Trends ( 5. Sepah, C. (2019, November 27). Dopamine Fasting 2.0: The Hot Silicon Valley Trend. Retrieved April 4, 2020, from 6. Portland Psychotherapy Team. (2019, August 26). Riding the Wave: Using Mindfulness to Help Cope with Urges -. Retrieved April 4, 2020, from 7. The Efficacy of CBT Behaviour Change Metaanalysis 8. Dopamine receptor. (2020, February 14). Retrieved April 11, 2020, from 9. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Duhigg, C. (2014). The power of habit: why we do what we do in life and business. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.
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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?

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