This week, we learn about intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. intrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from within oneself to be able to achieve a dream or goal in life. Extrinsic motivation is motivation that comes from outside (friends, parents, environment) and be able to help him in his dreams or life goals. Such as our motivation to come to campus. Many of the factors that make us come to campus, could be because their needs or because of other goals (teachers, friends, etc.). These factors are influenced by intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
Intrinsic factor in the last long in a person as long as he still has a purpose in life or dreams. Extrinsic factors will usually disappear when the factors that motivated also missing. To achieve this goal, we need the intrinsic and extrinsic factors. If we only have one of his course, chances are we will have difficulty in reaching our dreams or goals.
One teacher once told me, intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors can we assume like a goat with a shepherd. At the time of the goat herders brought into a field of grass, maybe the goat will not eat the grass there, because he did not have the motivation to eat, in the form of hunger motivation. Although the herders led to pasture, goats will not eat it because it does not have the hunger but the goat was thirsty and need water. So the goats continue to feel thirsty and what is done herders became futile. Similarly, when a hungry goat, goat herders need to take her to the pasture.
Conclusion The above story is that we need a tool or extrinsic factors as our bridge to achieve a dream. As teachers, we also need to understand the needs of our students, so that we can provide to suit the needs of students. So that students can achieve their dreams. Extrinsic and intrinsic factors play an important role in supporting the achievement of life goals.