Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Makes Perfect Sense...darnit....

Motivation is the key - that can be positive or negative. A couple that we know motivated their daughter by scaring her, constantly telling her what she had to lose if her grades fell - they never did. She didn't seem particularly unhappy, she went out, is now in college, holds a job and does well. Darnit- because, the motivation employed was negative, and, don't know about you but I love a world where things are rosey, people are nice, and they do stuff becuase it needs doing- then there is the truth- sometimes that doesn't work. What is needed is motivation to help people achieve and become more, that motivation can be and often is, negative. That motivation can also be positive, my question is, can one be substituted for the other successfully?

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