By all accounts, it works if the incentive being used holds significance for the person. Incentive motivation’s roots can be traced back to when we were children.
I’m sure many of us have similar memories of being told to “eat all our veggies” so that we would “grow up to be big and strong,” and if we did eat those veggies, we would be rewarded with a weekend trip to a carnival or amusement park or playground of choice.
The incentive of that outing was something we wanted enough to have it influence our behavior. Growing up, incentive motivation continues to play a major role in what we choose to do.Read more on lifehack.org