As a kid, you were probably offered all sorts of motivators that didn't work: money, candy and gold stars, for example. How did those incentives feel to you? How did they drive, or not drive, the desired behaviors?
Do you know what your rhythms are? Have you even thought about it? Too often, we adapt rather than challenge the status quo. We go along with the majority. We often assume that the situation we're in is unchangeable.