Intrinsic Motivation


Er, it's sounds complicated. I know, but there is method to the madness. First of all let's define this type of motivation. The following comes straight from the Wikipedia web page:

Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on any external pressure.

Man, that's a good explanation. I didn't even know there were different kinds of motivation. I always thought you had to be motivated and that's it. You know, go out there and do your best. Get good grades in school, get the university degree, work hard and be loyal to the company until you die. 

Motivate yourself the best you can.

Well, it turns out that it's more difficult than we think. How can you motivate yourself when, after you paid the bills, there is nothing left over. You need a new car but you know it's just about impossible to buy it if you look at the budget. 

Maybe you should start a second job. Maybe you should invest in those shares everybody is talking about. Maybe this, maybe that. 

Let's get back to Intrinsic motivation. The definition says that it's the motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself. Paying the bills is definitely neither interesting nor enjoyable neither is not having enough money at the end of the month. So what motivates and keeps me positive?

Whenever I get a mail from Be Motivated Today saying:

Congratulations Pieter! 
You have a new 14-day Trial Member who joined your Be Motivated Today Matrix.....

or

Congratulations Pieter! 
One of the members on your second or first generation, in your Be Motivated Today Matrix, has upgraded to Silver Member. 

Now that is Intrinsic Motivation in the highest degree. When I get these emails I'm driven by the interest and enjoyment of the task itself which exists within myself rather than relying on external pressure. I'm not only trying to better my own financial situation, but I'm also helping other people to do the same. The more I do it the easier it becomes.

Do you need Intrinsic Motivation to be financially free? 

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