Extrinsic motivation is where an individual is motivated by punishment/rewards whereas intrinsic motivation is where an individual is motivated by an activity for its own sake and personal rewards. Both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation applies to my life. For example, I want to be a school counselor due to intrinsic motivation - I'm not motivated by the salary of the career choice but rather helping others. On the other hand, extrinsic motivation is currently helping me complete this blog post - my friend said he would buy me a coffee if I get my schoolwork done because I'm having a hard time staying motivated! However, intrinsic motivation does still play a small role because my education is very important to me.