These days, it is common to hear parents lament, “My child is so unmotivated in his studies. He is always playing computer games.” Ever since I came across Dr Steven Reiss’ ground-breaking research on human motivation, I’ve come to this conclusion: everyone is motivated. The challenge is to discover what motivates this child/student, what he values highly that he would give his time and energy to. Successful parents and impactful teachers are more often than not, simply the ones who have discovered the right motivators.

These days, it is common to hear parents lament, “My child is so unmotivated in his studies. He is always playing computer games.” Ever since I came across Dr Steven Reiss’ ground-breaking research on human motivation, I’ve come to this conclusion: everyone is motivated. The challenge is to discover what motivates this child/student, what he values highly that he would give his time and energy to. Successful parents and impactful teachers are more often than not, simply the ones who have discovered the right motivators.