Today with Szpylbert: motivational training. Sometimes, even a small comment can greatly boosts people’s ambitions. Szpylbert suspects that this can be the case especially if they understand their circumstances well. An example: upon reviewing an (admittedly mediocre) paper written by Szpylbert, the reviewer stated that the article was “workmanlike but will not set the world on fire”. Because Szpylbert had a good understanding of what was missing, it was also clear that much more ambitious work could be delivered in the future – world still to be set on fire, though.