motivation

The More You Try to Do Good Things, the More Everyone Will Hate You

Every workplace has a name for them: The kind and virtuous majorette who regularly takes one for the team, goes that extra mile, is a…

Why Some People Stay Motivated in the Face of Near-Certain Defeat

If you’re a Democrat, chances are you love hearing your state representatives talk about the upcoming Supreme Court battle to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as…

What Makes a Good Pregame Speech?

Back in November, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston tried to give his team a fiery, “Eat a W!”-centric pregame speech to pump them up….

Is Fear, Anger or Positive Thinking the Best Motivator?

There are three main motivators in life: Fear (“I should work late so my boss knows he shouldn’t fire me!”); anger (“I’ll show her! I’m…