1: Getting better at getting better is what RiseWithDrew is all about.

Monday through Thursday, we explore ideas from authors, thought leaders, and exemplary organizations. On Friday, I share something about myself or what we are working on at PCI.

This week, we’ve been exploring some of the powerful lessons from Steven Kotler’s wonderful book The Art of Impossible.

If we want to “chase the impossible” in our lives or perform at the highest possible levels, it is imperative that we tap into our intrinsic motivators.

2: Intrinsic motivation differs from extrinsic motivation, which comes from the outside, things like money or recognition.

Intrinsic motivation refers to behaviors that are driven by internal rewards. We engage in activities and behavior because we find them interesting and internally satisfying. 

Doing what we love is about stacking our intrinsic drivers like curiosity, passion, mastery, autonomy, and purpose.

3: Over the next several Fridays, I plan to analyze where I am with each intrinsic motivator and share what I plan to do to increase its impact on my life.

We’ll start with curiosity. My RiseWithDrew blog is one big part of my life that is driven by my curiosity. I read and write about books I find interesting. That I want to know more about. 

I believe, however, there is an additional step I can take that will further drive the power of curiosity by looking for specific ways I can implement that learning in my work and then look for the direct consequences when something meaningful happens. Or perhaps doesn’t happen, and the lessons learned as a result. 

Going forward, I plan to use my Friday posts, where I share something about myself or what we are working on at PCI, to be much more specific about how I’m applying the ideas I’m writing about. That’s my commitment to you.

Stay tuned. More to come on future Fridays!

If you want more information on intrinsic motivators, watch the video below.

More next week!


Reflection: What can I do to boost the impact of intrinsic motivation in my life?

Action: Journal about it.

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