In 1985, Steven King unleashed upon the world Cat’s Eye. Comprised of 3 short stories the first “Quitter’s Inc.” paints a picture of a company that in order to get you to stop smoking when you fall off the wagon punishes your family members with electroshock therapy (and then worse consequences). Crazy. If you really want to watch the short clip (which is more comical than disturbing) click here.
Why do I share that? Well, a lot of people tend to think that this is how behavior modification works. I need to be a good little boy or girl with my money, and if I don’t then I need to be punished. How else will I learn? That doesn’t work. Instead, we need to focus on positive motivation. Let’s explore some positive steps we can take to motivate us to reach our goals.