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On Mondays it’s always hard to get motivated. Here are some tips to break up the monotony.
1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us found by user ironicbuddha
CARROTS AND STICKS: The Seven Deadly Flaws 1. They can extinguish intrinsic motivation. 2. They can diminish performance. 3. They can crush creativity. 4. They can crowd out good behavior. 5. They can encourage cheating, shortcuts, and unethical behavior. 6. They can become addictive. 7. They can foster short-term thinking.
“How was your day?” is a question that matters a lot more than it seems. It turns out that the people who like their jobs the most are also the ones who are doing the best work, making the greatest impact, and changing the most. Changing the way they see the world, sure, but also changing the world.
Indeed, knowledge that one will be judged on some criterion of “creativeness” or “originality” tends to narrow the scope of what one can produce (leading to products that are then judged as relatively conventional); in contrast, the absence of an evaluation seems to liberate creativity.
The freshness of an idea can be tested by how much ridicule it provokes. An idea that isn’t ridiculed is probably stale.
Long projects zap morale. The longer it takes to develop, the less likely it is to launch. Make the call, make progress, and get something out now—while you’ve got the motivation and momentum to do so.
passionate change makers willing to be shunned if it is necessary for them to make a point.
The natural state of ideas is flow and spillover and connection. It is society that keeps them in chains.
Motivation is experienced in the brain as the release of dopamine. It’s not released like other neurotransmitters into the synapses, but rather it’s sort of spritzed onto large areas of the brain, which enhances the signaling of neurons.” The motivated brain, literally, operates better.