December 3, 2019
Not many people think about this but we are not all the same and what circumstance that motivates one person can demoralize and freeze another person. I think this fact is important to take into account. Theres a lot of people that believe one method works for everyone and that "inside we're all the same" but we are as different mentally inward as we are physically outward.
I sort motivations into two main categories, reward driven and tragic driven. It seems really simple but with what I observed in most people in control and in charge they arent really attuned to the possibility that more than one method would be useful in shaping some use out of their subjects.
One side youve got the reward driven folk who are usually optimistic and even when constant failure hits them they mentally find a path through the rubble. They see the reward ahead of them and thats what motivates them. Its possible and theyre ready for the challenge.
The other side youve got the tragedy driven crowd. Theyre set in their ways and unwilling to take the smooth course. They find motivation with pain and punishment as it shows them the limits and boundaries of their subjective circumstance and they dont take no for an answer and reasoning with them is usually pointless on a vocal and straight forward communicative manner. They push until hit with a baseball bat and until that bat cracks their skull open they believe they havent crossed that boundary even if someone is screaming stop directly into their ear drum.
Problem is some folks, such as the old fashioned, "military school" types, who are used to training their subjects in the tragic manner end up demoralizing and shutting down their subjects and likewise, the more civilized reward-type trainers assume everyone gets yippy at the sight of a gold ingot dangling in front of them and breaking out the baseball bats would never be necessary. They let their subject push too far and when they realize their mistake its too late.
My point is that we are not all motivated the same way and one method will never work with everyone across the board.
I'm reward driven myself and when theres some scowl faced poopyhead boxing my ears every 25 minutes I just say fuck you and move on. At least thats the way I see it. No gold ingot? Extreme stress for a penny? I will go somewhere else. That's the way I see it and I think if youve got a lot of training to do you should recognize what motivates your subjects and tailor your methods for a better ratio of graduates.
There's a time in every man's life when has to make tough choices.