Friday, 24 June 2011

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

A couple of weeks ago I started reading this book: "Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us". The message contained in the book blew me away and helped reinforce part of the message in George Leonard's book: "Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment".

The good news for you dear visitor is that you don't need to buy or borrow the book Drive to absorb it's message. All that you need to do is dedicate 10 minutes and 48 seconds of your life to watching this amazing Youtube video instead.

In case you're wondering why it's worth finding out anything about drive, autonomy, mastery or purpose... these are the engine parts that power your path to mastery as a practitioner! If you don't understand the principles of drive and how it affects your life, you're going to repeat the same mistakes each time you interrupt (i.e. take a break from) your path to mastery as a practitioner.

To counter the homeostasis of the cycles of behaviour that take place in your life (of which stopping and starting again the work of practitioner may be one such cycle) - I thoroughly recommend the video above. This knowledge has helped me to plan, execute, monitor and learn lessons from projects in my development as a Trainee Golem Builder.