Drive Daniel Pink Analysis

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Essay #2 In the book, “Drive” by Daniel H. Pink, the author talks about Motivation 2.0 and Motivation 3.0. The author claims that Motivation 2.0, carrots and sticks method, doesn’t work anymore and Motivation 3.0, self-controlled method, seems to be working better.
Autonomy is having the freedom of doing that we want or being self-directed. People who want a Type I behavior need autonomy which is organizing what we do, how we do it, when do we do it, and who we do it with. Autonomy is needed to have that self-control and in order to have a Type I behavior, autonomy is the first requirement. Autonomous motivation promotes greater conceptual understanding, better grades, enhanced persistence at school and in sporting activities, higher productivity,
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Engagement is the only thing that can produce mastery. If we don’t engage in what’s important, then we can’t expect to have mastery. Mastery is like an asymptote, no matter how much we try we’ll never fully be able to reach it or touch it. It’s all in the matter of knowing we tried, even though we can’t grasp on it, it’s just the thought that we tried. Living a satisfying life requires more than simply meeting the demands of those in control (Pink 110). Pink is surely right about living a satisfying life requires more than the demands of others because when you’re told what to do, it gets boring or tiring and we end up not wanting to do it, but when we control ourselves we got more of that motivation that’s needed to complete a task. I can relate because I don’t like being told what to do most of the time. I like to engage into a certain thing I’m doing, especially when I lose track of time. It satisfies me to do something I like and not always being demanded to do it. I lose interest in the activity and eventually give up. I plan to assure myself to use mastery in my future career because I need to engage myself to do my work and to do my best. Without engagement, there’s no mastery; in order to have mastery in my future career, I need to engage. It’ll help me progress in my work and it’ll motivate me to do

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