Am I weak? Are you weak? What is the inside stick? How do you activate it?

Motivation... it is either a stick or a carrot...

And it is either an inside job, or an outside job.

I am more motivated, more nudged on to do a move, to do something, to make a change in behavior by the stick than by the carrot... the inside stick...

Most carrots promise you some goodies... goodies you don't already have, or more of what you already have. But human preference is not in that direction. No matter how trapped you are in desire, wanting, being induced to doing anything for what you want is really rare, unless it is for instant gratification. 1

The stick promises to take something away. Life, goodies, love, self-love, comforting lies about yourself. And that is the main motivation to take action for people. The threat, the "promise" of loss. Continue reading "Am I weak? Are you weak? What is the inside stick? How do you activate it?"