After a lifetime, could external motivation be flawed?

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(photo: Disney Institute Facilitator job posting from LinkedIn)

We love succeeding. Titles, pay, office location, parking spaces, etc… all these are external motivators.

We love it.

Peak performance feels great doesn’t it?

External motivation is what we are taught to use to perform at high levels.

But what happens when we have no external motivators? No deadlines, no campaign, no cheerleaders, no cause.

Then what?

Dangerous isn’t it?

Or maybe, deep down, the motivation is really the solace we get from doing work that matters to others.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.