Internal motivation is all about people engaging in an activity because they find it interesting and derive spontaneous satisfaction from the activity itself. (Vroom 1964) External motivation, on the other hand, requires instrumentality between the activity and some separable consequences such as tangible rewards. So, what’s the point? It means that satisfaction, once the external instrument(s) has been applied may no longer come from the activity itself but from the consequences to which the activity leads.
Perhaps, extrinsic motivation consistently applied over time leads us to “burn out”. That is, it has some affect to disconnect us from an activity which we may have at one time loved. I love being an executive coach. I love it. I love it when one of my clients says to me, “I thought it would be worth hiring you if you could decrease my stress by 5% and working together I think we have decreased it 80%. I never imagined this to even be possible.” I really do not have words to describe how good I feel when I hear things like that. This is deep, intrinsic motivation and it keeps me moving forward. I love helping people reconnect to “who they want to be” in this world and their right to enjoy their life.
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