Motivation is an interesting and complex subject. Much of the work environment is focused on financial incentives... $money$ The video above seems to say there is much more to it than that. And, while it is directed mostly toward the work environment, I believe it applies to educational and social situations as well. In education the system focuses on grade, but that hardly captures the real thrill of learning. In social situations it is more complex, but clearly it seems to me that the research supports the idea that relationships need to involve support for individual growth. Good to keep in mind.
What motivates you to be your best??