Shawn Anchor of the Happiness Factor claims that 10% of one’s happiness comes from externally driven factors such as money, relationships, possessions and status, while 90% is driven solely from how you choose to see things. The key word here is choice; and he claims that because we have this option we can exert more control over our happiness than we might think.
Could we possibly look at motivation in a similar fashion? How much is externally driven and how much is from within? Could it be as radical as with the Happiness Factor that 10% of one’s motivation being driven by factors such as rewards and incentives (extrinsic) with the remainder being what truly makes us feel good (intrinsic)? Read more