Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Quotes.

1. "Greatness and nearsightedness are incompatible. Meaningful achievement depends on lifting one's sights and pushing toward the horizon."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

2. "The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive—and autonomy can be the antidote.   TOM KELLEY General Manager, IDEO"
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

3. "The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

4. "The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and misbehavior that have seemed endemic to modern life involve shortcuts."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

5. "Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

6. "People can have two different mindsets, she says. Those with a fixed mindset believe that their talents and abilities are carved in stone. Those with a growth mindset believe that their talents and abilities can be developed. Fixed mindsets see every encounter as a test of their worthiness. Growth mindsets see the same encounters as opportunities to improve."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

7. "As Carol Dweck says, Effort is one of the things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. It would be an impoverished existence if you were not willing to value things and commit yourself to working toward them."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

8. "Newtonian physics runs into problems at the subatomic level. Down there--in the land of hadrons, quarks, and Schrödinger's cat--things gent freaky. The cool rationality of Isaac Newton gives way to the bizarre unpredictability of Lewis Carroll."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

9. "we have three innate psychological needs—competence, autonomy, and relatedness. When those needs are satisfied, we’re motivated, productive, and happy."
- Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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