What Lights Your Fire 🔥:Putting Meaning/Motivation in Your Life
Many times, it seems as if I am going through the motions of life as if I am on auto-pilot. Part of the issue is that every day requires the same routine at home or at work. Work, coffee, work, home, dinner, laundry, read, sleep and do it all over again...or some version of it. Although I am very grateful to have the simple and calm life I now have, it becomes important to pay attention to "why” I do the things I do so that my life still has meaning. There are numerous reasons to work, volunteer, or do the daily tasks that life generally requires of us. People with "intrinsic motivation" are driven by curiosity, interest, and the desire to develop skills from within. They are not satisfied to stay at the same level throughout life. There is a need to be better and to continue to improve the self. Others need recognition from those around them. Their validation and motivation come from being recognized by outside sources. Money is also definitely a big motivator as well.