Explain the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the role they play to motivate you in your life. Does one or both describe you? Using terms and concepts from the week to support your answer, what types of incentives work or do not work for you and why? Give specific examples. Which theories learned this week best fits with your example(s)?
Intrinsic motivation is something that originates within one's self and drives the person in achieving whatever they dreamt of. This motivation lasts long and it's not forced by someone. Someone focused on the task to achieve it by mere perseverance in the absence of all the other factors is very inteinsic. Satisfaction and happiness are the two rewards one gets through Intrinsic motivation. There is no scope for disappointment with this because there is no expectation.
Extrinsic motivation is external and it needs someone or something to keep a person moving in life. It doesn't last long because in the absence of the motivating factors, the person won't act. Only disappointment and resentment will be the results. Money for an employee, marks for a student are the typical examples.
I'm mostly motivated internally and I strive hard to achieve what is best for me and what I can do best. I set achievable targets for myself and don't get disappointed if I don't get it. I just try hard. I wouldn't say external motivation doesn't work for me but in a limited level.
I like appreciating myself and talk to myself to keep me motivated and at the same time money and fame indirectly keeps me moving forward but I'm not disappointed in the absence of these.
I like Maslow's hierarchy theory and I think it fits me well as I inch forward achieving each stage and enjoying the journey.
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