I think Michael Jordan’s source for motivation is both intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsically, he identifies his love for competition, his hard work to be competitive, and his belief in accepting good and bad outcomes. Extrinsically, he seeks to compete and has a “competitive drive”. These factors are the essence of his success. When he was cut from his high school basketball team, I think that was a defining event that triggered the synergy of his intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on his journey of becoming an elite athlete.