In my career, I have come across supervisors, parents, teachers, and couples who have blamed themselves for failing to motivate their employees and loved ones, respectively. Fortunately, it does not work like that. The most a person can do for another, regardless the type of relationship, is set the motivational climate while allowing the motivation, itself, to come from within the person, himself or herself.
Try as we might, we will never succeed in motivating others; however, we can become successful in helping them achieve a high level of motivation by providing a highly effective climate.
With that in mind, let me share a fun activity that will help you create and set a motivational climate. I am referring to the use of acronyms as one of many motivational tools at your disposal.