What Is Positive Motivation?

When you were a child, you were subject to two kinds of motivation –
positive motivation and negative motivation. When you did something bad,
you were scolded and that was an example of negative motivation. But,
when you did something good, you were rewarded, maybe with a smile or a
hug, or even a gold star on the fridge. That positive motivation made
you want to keep doing good things, yet sometimes negative motivation
angers the recipient so much that they only keep doing the bad ones.