Monday, March 01, 2010

Carrot or Threat?

Life is all about "Carrot or Threat". I think to raise a child, love alone isn't sufficient. At times, the child has to be given the carrot to encourage him to study. A price or a special gift could make him studies harder. If the carrot doesn't work, perhaps the threat has to come into force. The cane or no pocket money could correct his mistakes.

Effective companies apply "carrot or threat" to their staffs as well. Extra bonuses or incentives are given to those who are productive, I termed them as carrots. De-promotion and termination of employment are considered as threat.

Don't be surprised "love & romance" has "carrot or threat" too. For the men...if you could sweeten her, sex is on the way for you but if you are naughty and misbehaved, she might throw you out of the house.

For those who are spiritual inclined, hell is the threat and heaven is the carrot. Whether you like it or not, our lives are always encountered with these two miracle forces. Threat injects us the fear and the carrot spurs us to move.

Food for thought - "Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself" ~ Oprah Winfrey

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