What’s at stake?
There is nothing more motivating than fear. At times this is unhealthy. Fear can be an alarmist prognosticator that tells us the worst, albeit unlikely, possibilities. However, there are situations in which fear helps us to understand the impact our actions or inaction can have on the team or team goal. Sometimes fear isn’t mere speculation. It highlights a very real contingency that we are in direct control of. Understanding the impact of our actions or inaction should motivate us. We only ever do what we truly care about.