What is Intrinsic Motivation? - Our Definition

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Intrinsic Motivation is a mix of seven-core inner drivers that reside at the core of our humanness underlying how we naturally work, communicate, collaborate, and value each other. Being your natural self is compelling others.

Self-discovery and being affirmed is essential to establishing a healthy self-identity, professionalism, and earning trust with others. Each person naturally pursues the activities they are motivated to do.

Why is Understanding your Intrinsic Motivation Important?

In a word, Authenticity! Knowing why you function, communicate, and collaborate with others will help earn trust with others by compelling, influencing, and focusing on the most significant things.

When someone hears the question, “What is your intrinsic motivation?” their mind quickly goes to people they want to become or things they want to do. It is more about how you are inside than what you do.

Once tapped, it becomes a driving force of individual productivity, effectively communicating, working with, and understanding other people.

Intrinsic motivation provides us our inner drive that provides satisfaction that no external motivation can match. Once you identify and understand them, there is a whole new clarity about your life’s purpose, what genuine strengths you have or can develop easily, and where you will find the most satisfaction in life. For organizations, it is the foundational component of creating a culture of success. For individuals, it is living with passion and purpose.

If you want to be happy, successful, and contribute to something special, our coaching and training programs will answer the questions that hold most people back.

  • Self-identity: Who are you?
  • Values: What is important to you?
  • Purpose: What do you do?
  • Satisfaction: What makes you happy?

Your ability to accurately answer these questions will help avoid feelings of burnout, stress, aimlessness, and hopelessness.

As a leader, you understand the importance of each team member being intrinsically motivated, opting to fulfill their responsibilities rather than waiting to be told what to do.

Implementing our training principles will help your team communicate, work, and collaborate more effectively. They will enjoy their work, and the organization will celebrate the results.

Contact us about our coaching or training programs to help you discover your true intrinsic motivations.