Human beings need to feel competent, connected and true to themselves.
That is the essence of Self Determination Theory.
We need to feel competent at what we do, capable and self improving.
We need to feel connected to other people, to share, laugh and collaborate.
We need to feel that we are authentic in our actions, that we made the decision to do them and they are for our own well being.
That is how we get true motivation from within.
That is when we are primed for personal growth.