An Inspiring View on Motivation

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Self Determination Theory, by contrast, begins with a notion of universal needs. There are two types of behavior that an individual can have; a Type X behavior or a Type I behavior. Each behavior is fueled with an extrinsic and intrinsic desire. Additionally, Ten thousand is the magic number of greatness; it is how much time you put into doing something or putting extra hours that makes you good at it. According to Gladwell’s study, ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert in anything.
In this essay you will read about Daniel H. Pink’s theory on motivation (2.0 and 3.0) and how it relates to my life as a student; additionally confirming Malcolm Gladwell’s theory on “The 10,000 – Hour Rule” and how it actually works, coming from my past experience. There are two types of behavior an individual can have that are Type X and Type I. Type X is fueled by extrinsic desires, it is an external motivation whereas, Type I is fueled by intrinsic desires and is more of an internal motivation. To my understanding, Type X is something an individual learns through their experiences at home, in school and at work. They emphasize on rewards and punishment which Pink refers to as “carrots and sticks”. Money as a reward is the reason an individual does what an individual does without recognition being a goal; as a result of a punishment, as individual
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