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June 30, 2010

What motivates people

I recently came across a really interesting video about the factors that motivate us. This video is a promotion for a book by the title "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us."

What motivates you? According to studies mentioned in this video, engagement, autonomy and mastery are great motivators.

What is perhaps surprising for most of us is that for complex tasks that require cognitive skills (i.e., thinking), money is NOT a good motivator.

I can relate to this, and I am sure most of us can. We do best when we are engaged, have a degree of autonomy and a sense of mastery of the task at hand. How about we relate this to playing guitar! That is exactly what we are involved with as guitar players! The video even mentions playing guitar - I smiled when I noticed that.

I am not sure when this book is coming out, but I am buying it. It seems very interesting.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on June 30, 2010

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