How Small, Guilt-Free Rewards Can Boost Motivation

Struggling to complete a task? Give yourself a treat.

Dan Mowinski
Jan 21, 2020 · 3 min read

Why Big, Delayed Rewards Often Don’t Work

‘Traditional “if-then” rewards can give us less of what we want: They can extinguish intrinsic motivation, diminish performance, crush creativity, and crowd out good behavior. ’

Rewards Should Be Small and Immediate

Remember: Treats Needn’t Be Unhealthy

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