Finding our intrinsic motivation is one of the fundamental quests in life, one we grapple with almost every day. Many think that finding our intrinsic motivation is the key to finding happiness. Intrinsic motivation is the fundamental basis for our feelings of contentment and aptitude — as well as our feelings of joy and rapture. Intrinsic motivation is a drive that originates from within oneself. This contrasts with extrinsic motivation that is driven from an external source.