Unlocking the Magic of Intrinsic Motivation


In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink explores the latest scientific research on human motivation.  In particular, he focuses on the quality of motivation that is influenced by extrinsic aspirations versus intrinsic aspirations.  In addition, he defines the three key elements of true motivation.  

  1. Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives
  2. Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters
  3. Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves

All three components represent inner drives that—when liberated and working together—result in happier, more productive, and more fulfilling lives. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize key points in Drive and relate to our mutual goals of mastering and promoting the principles and practices of client-centered planning.
  2. Explain the evolution of our “human operating system” from Motivation 1.0 to Motivation 3.0.
  3. Discuss ways to integrate and leverage the three key elements of Motivation 3.0—Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose—into your interactions and planning work with clients.

Purposeful Quote:  “We’re designed to be active and engaged.  And we know that the richest experiences in our lives aren’t when we’re clamoring for validation from others, but when we’re listening to our own voice—doing something that matters, doing it well, and doing it in the service of a cause larger than ourselves.”   —Daniel Pink

Reading Recommendation:  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink


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