People are motivated by both fear and aspiration.
One is negative and says “If you don’t do it, you will fail. You will look bad. You won’t be enough.”
The other is positive and says “The possibilities are endless. If you don’t do it, you miss a chance to grow.” Fear is rooted in the scarcity mindset that you’re in competition with others and need to look the best. Aspiration is rooted in the abundance mindset that we could all be amazing. As leaders, as educators, have to be careful which we’re using to motivate students.