Thursday, December 1, 2011
Extrinsic and Intrisic Motivation
What source of motiviation do you think you go by more often; Extrinsic or Intrinsic? Would you do more for money? Or did you once do something for money or better grades and now do it for fun? People probably dont realize that both those motiviations could be farily equal. I mean, yes with one you get a reward like good grades or chocolate or money but the other one could be getting a education or reading the best book you ever read; for fun. Everyday we use both these types of motivaiton to make ourseveles happy and get what we want. Even getting out of bed and starting your day. Some probably think to themselves that they need to get out of bed to get to work on time or start their day and do their homework. If they stay in bed they could get fired or written up or if they dont do their homework, here comes an F for their grade. That could be an intrinsic way of motivation to get out of bed. We reward overselves everyday with motivation of both types. It shouldnt matter if we get reward for the hard work we did by candy, money, or if we just feel great gratitude for the hard work we did, we have both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation that has to be used!