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.

Discovering and affirming your intrinsic motivation is critical to establishing a healthy self-identity, professionalism, and working with and leading others. Each person will naturally pursue the accomplishments that he or she is motivated to do and also what they view as important.

Why is Understanding your Intrinsic Motivation Important?

In one word…Clarity! Knowing why you function, communicate, and collaborate with others will help you be compelling, influential, and focused on the things that matter most to you. Knowing your intrinsic motivation will drive motivation and fuel your passion.

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. In fact, it is more about how you are inside than what you do.

Once tapped, it becomes a driving force of individual productivity, of how to effectively communicate, and work with and understand other people.

Intrinsic motivation provides us our inner drive that provides satisfaction that no external motivation can match. Once intrinsic motivation is identified and understood, there is a whole new clarity about life’s purpose, what are genuine strengths, and where to find the greatest satisfaction in life. For organizations, it is the foundational component of creating a culture of success.

If you want to be happy, successful, and contribute to something special, you need to tap your intrinsic motivations.

Another benefit of understanding intrinsic motivation is to answer the questions:

  • 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-in to fulfill their roles and responsibilities. Each employee plays an important part in building your cultural of success.  Once understood, you will have clarity about how to develop and lead intrinsically motivated employees toward personal, professional, and ultimately organizational success.

Contact us about our training workshops that will help you discover and leverage every member’s intrinsic motivations on your team.

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