Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic Motivation (external influences)  e.g. money, rewards, good grades, trophies, certificates, job position Intrinsic Motivation (internal influences) e.g. enjoyment of a task, passion, a drive to seek challenges, autonomy, inherent satisfaction Intrinsic motivation refers to doing something simply because it is enjoyable while extrinsic motivation is more about getting a specific value or outcome based…

RESILIENCE

RESILIENCE

Tonight I had drinks with a woman who told me I speak “hyper bien français.” When taken with a grain of salt – as all compliments about language skills should be – this means that I actually speak “bien français.” And that’s good enough for me. Not three months ago, I wrote about how I would…

What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

Today I went to see a mental health professional who was very helpful, for the most part. But as our time was drawing to a close he said to me point blank, “You need to leave France. There is nothing for you here.” It was highly inappropriate, yet well-intentioned and perversely delightful in its utter…

Eat Beans instead of Beef!

Eat Beans instead of Beef!

Eco-anxiety is an emerging condition. Named in 2011, the American Psychological Association recently described it as the dread and helplessness that come with “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of climate change unfold, and worrying about the future for oneself, children, and later generations.” It’s not a formal diagnosis. Anxiety is traditionally defined by an outsized…