Motivated by Performance or Mastery

Daniel Lemire has an excellent post titled Why competitive people are often dumb and boring that starts with this.

People who work hard are typically motivated by either their performance (i.e., they want to look good) or their mastery (i.e., they like being good at their craft). Most of us pursue a mix of different goals.


One thought on “Motivated by Performance or Mastery

  1. I think it is vice-versa…hardworking people achieve mastery and then get motivated by their performance and when they feel motivated enough, they workout further on their present level of mastery…it is a loop… 🙂


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