Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Goal of Men's Studies

All too often, motivations are prompted by either intrinsic or extrinsic source.

Extrinsic motivation is when we act (study, take on projects, etc.) to get rewards or avoid punishments from others. It could even be words of encouragement from others.

Instrinsic motivation is when our actions are driven from our heart. We seek to learn for the sake of learning (which if you think about it, it sounds rather lame and almost petty).

The desire to grow as men and raising sons to become men has to spring from the heart (prompted by the Holy Spirit) rather than seeking some approval from someone (wife, parents, church friends, etc.).


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