I’ve always wondered what motivates people. One of the typical metaphors we use is “the carrot and the stick”. The carrot is your reward for achieving your goal and the stick is the punishment if you fail. We all relate to this because it brings together the two major types of motivational behavior. Understanding the relationship between motivation and commitment is essential for your self improvement.
Think about the metaphor for a moment, what is more important for you: the carrot or the stick?