How intrinsic motivation helps us.
I took a yoga teacher training course back in my early 30s with the idea of incorporating teaching yoga into my career. I loved the whole training program up until the part where I had to sequence and teach courses to my classmates. I very quickly realized that while I love yoga, teaching a roomful of people was not something that brought me joy. Now, I still beat myself up for several years about not finishing the course and being “a quitter”, but that is another topic of discussion.
Knowing what I like to do just for the love of doing it and not tying productivity or finances into it is a crucial life skill I hadn’t known existed until my forties, and I am now wise enough to be grateful for that yoga teacher training experience.