Motivation: Visiting with an old friend, Dan Ariely

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What Motivates Us to Work?
or Why Even Try…

motivation, Dan Ariely, Behavior, Work BehaviorIt’s been awhile since I absorbed any wisdom from Dan Ariely, and I’m glad I spent some time with him the other night on NetFlix.

Right away the topic resonates; “What makes us feel good about our work?” This happens to be a relevant topic in many of conversations I’ve been having lately. You may also know if you’re close to my thoughts and words on this website that it is NOT about the exchange of money for Products, Services or Information (in most cases) although it provides some way to “measure” appreciation or “Value” sometimes.

Why Do Mountain Climbers Climb Mountains?

Think about this — Why? As Dan points out, we don’t hear the stories of joy but pain, and challenge and “frostbite”

As Dan points out, “… mountain climbing as an example, … It suggests that we care about reaching the end, a peak. It suggests that we care about the fight, about the challenge. It suggests that there are all kinds of other things that motivate us to work or behave in all kinds of ways.”

… mountain climbing as an example, it suggests all kinds of things. It suggests that we care about reaching the end, a peak. It suggests that we care about the fight, about the challenge. It suggests that there’s all kinds of other things that motivate us to work or behave in all kinds of ways.

What’s Your Motivation and What Kills Your Drive?

Do you naturally just “Go For It” or is there a point where you ask yourself “Why Do I Continue to Do This”. What’s you Motivation? Watch Dan’s Video and pepper me with comments or check back here soon. I’ll be exploring this more on www.RoninStudos.com Blog — “What We Believe”


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