carrotCheck out this brief, insightful article summarizing what current research tells us about motivation. Although it’s in the Harvard Business Review, the principles apply to people of all ages and stages.

https://hbr.org/2014/11/what-maslows-hierarchy-wont-tell-you-about-motivation

Spoiler alert:  motivation is not about competition or rewards … it’s about choices, connection/contribution, and competence!