Great work happens when we’re intrinsically motivated… when our hearts are moved and inspired.
We could call de Saint Exupery’s statement the difference between intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery
For more on the importance of intrinsic motivation for the creative process, check out my new article in Greater Good Magazine, 6 Ways to Break Your Creative Blocks