Management - Action (Source of action, Motivation)

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Source of action:

Internal vs External Source

As Allport has stressed, the notion of the human being as essentially reactive, the S-R man, we might call him, who is set into motion by external stimuli, becomes completely ridiculous and untenable for self-actualizing people. The sources of their actions are more internal than reactive. This relativeindependence of the outside world and its wishes and pressures, does not mean of course, lack of intercourse with it or respect for its “demand-character.”It means only that in these contacts, the self-actualizer’s wishes and plans are the primary determiners, rather than stresses from the environment. This I have called psychological freedom, contrasting it with geographical freedom.

Toward a Psychology of Being from Abraham H. Maslow

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