We are the CEOs of our own lives.
We have also learned that we’re much more driven by all kinds of intangible, emotional forces: the need to be recognized and to feel ownership; to feel a sense of accomplishment; to find the security of a long-term commitment and a sense of shared purpose.
We want to feel as if our labor and lives matter in some way, even after death. To motivate ourselves and others successfully, we need to provide a sense of connection and meaning —remembering that meaning is not always synonymous with personal happiness. Arguably, the most powerful motivator in the world is our connection to others.
Motivation = Money + Achievement + Happiness + Purpose + A Sense of Progress + Retirement Security + Caring About Others + Your Legacy + Status + Number of Young Kids at Home2 + Pride + E + P + X + [All kinds of other elements]
(TED Books) Dan Ariely-Payoff_ The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations