Putting Extrinsic Motivation to Good Use


Came across this interesting piece from Life Hack. It’s called 5 Ways to Make the Best Use of Extrinsic Motivation.

It offers us some fascinating points of view. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

The point I’m trying to get across is that external motivation does quite well in certain situations and with certain people. It can be used to spring ourselves into action or make others do what we want them to. It can also yield rather predictable outcomes.

What’s more—it’s not shameful to be driven by extrinsic rewards. Of course, the internal ones are the better and more sustainable in the long run, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your goals if you rely on external incentives.

Give the rest of this enriching piece of writing a read to learn more about the author’s perspectives…

Read the source article at Lifehack