GYWD 18: Why Do You Write?

Episode #18

Let me ask you a simple question: Why do you write?

This question - so simple and unassuming and yet so profound - is the starting point for our conversation about motivation. We all have good days and bad days. I’m sure we have all experienced some high highs and some low lows. But some people seem to have a higher baseline level of motivation than others. Some people pretty much always seem excited about their work in progress. And other people - don’t.

If you’re looking to find your motivation, or for ways to have more good days than bad days, this episode is for you. We know a lot these days about the fundamental sources of motivation. And better yet, we know that motivation is not a fixed asset. Today I’ll talk about why we write, what motivates us, and how you can increase your motivation by redesigning your motivational ecosystem.

Daniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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