In Drive, Dan says that there are three factors that motivate us, and now it isn't what you would normally think - money, fame, sex but:
Autonomy: People want to have control over their work.
Mastery: People want to get better at what they do.
Purpose: People want to be part of something that is bigger than they are.
He talks about the art of flow and mindset and how important they are. I really got a lot out of this book and it also made me understand myself better in what motivates me. But if you have to choose between the two books then I highly recommend getting Mindset by Carol Dweck. Wow! This book put so many things into perspective for me.
Mindset talks about the two mindsets that we can have which is the Growth Mindset or the Fixed Mindset. Not everyone has only one mindset, and often it changes between the two. But boy did this make things clear for me. I realize now where I have a growth mindset (career life anything that has nothing to do with relationships) and where I have a fixed mindset (relationships mostly) lol! Mainly my relationship with myself!
It also made me see how important the right mindset is to succeed. So mindset + motivation = success?
We'll see ;)
Till then, I'm sure I'll be cultivating my mindset first and foremost!
ps image of car thanks to drivelineblog.com