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#archetypes ✱ Luke Burgis

describing core motivational drives

A motivational drive is a specific and enduring behavioral energy that has oriented you throughout your life to achieve a distinct pattern of results. You may be fundamentally motivated, for instance, to bring control, to evoke recognition, or to overcome obstacles. Because most of us have never thought seriously about the nature of our motivation, we lack the language to be able to describe our core motivational drives with much precision. Core motivational drives are enduring, irresistible, and insatiable. They are probably explanatory of much of your behavior since the time you were a child. Think of them as your motivational energy — the reason you consistently gravitate toward certain types of projects

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    Unlike an animal, man is not told by instincts what he must do. And unlike man in former times, he is no longer told by traditions what he should