“The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.”
For some people the word motivation moves them — it serves a purpose, for others, the word is pointless, it doesn’t ignite their flame. Motivation can be quite complicated, to feel motivated is a huge step forward but as quickly as we can feel motivated — it can go away.
When people use motivational quotes or give motivational speeches, they are hoping that it will give you a reason to do something. Motivation works much like the wind; it blows you in a certain direction BUT that doesn’t keep you from choosing to go in the opposite direction the wind is blowing you.
As a personal trainer, I find myself feeling the need to keep my client’s motivated because most of my clients don’t love working out, and need the accountability – not a problem. The problem is if my motivation lacks, they will lack motivation & it becomes a domino effect. If somebody doesn’t already have a reason for wanting to do something, then it becomes one-sided and you will always have to feed them reasons (always motivate them) to keep going, to not give up, to push themselves, etc. In my profession that can take a mental toll because not only are you having to fuel yourself with constant motivation but now you are responsible of other people’s motivation as well — depending on the amount of people who need the motivation, you may not be fueling yourself enough to maintain their motivation & in turn you start to burn yourself out too quickly. Motivation is a great thing to have, and even better when you use it to motivate others in a positive way BUT it is something you have to continue fueling yourself with in order to fuel others — keep this in mind.
Motivation doesn’t always come easy. Fuel yourself with it but don’t spread it too thin.