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Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

CREATED: 201004071554

Threats and rewards only work for repetitive mechanical tasks.

The three essentials for motivation when doing non-repetitive work are autonomy, mastery, and purpose (AMP).

To achieve flow, you need:

  • clear goals
  • immediate feedback
  • a challenge that is not too easy, not too difficult
  • autonomy
  • something that engages you
  • enough structure

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