Tuesday, June 05, 2012

An inspiring book.....

I find myself going over to Gretchen Rubin's Happiness  Project blog more and more these days. I guess I'm fascinated by the pursuit of happiness. She does such a great job of researching it.

Yesterday her blog recommended a book I would really like to ready. Alfie Kohn’s  Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. The book is already on my amazon.com wish list.

I'm fascinated with the idea that rewards and gold stars really are NOT good for us and our motivation. I wonder what his argument is really? I'll just have to buy the book and find out....I wonder how he suggests that we motivate ourselves?