In these days, many people needs inspiration and motivation. Everybody has something going on in their lives and often times get down and feel like they don’t need to live.

Inspiration is a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions, the act of influencing or suggesting opinions … the quality or state of being inspired, something that is inspired, a scheme that was pure inspiration, an inspiring agent or influence.

Inspiration on the other hand involves more of a person’s inner drive. When you’re focused on inspiration you’re activating an employee’s desire to act, which is less labor intensive and longer-lasting.

Inspiration is the race car.

Less work on your part because the engine is strong and self-powered. The race car, like inspiration, is much more powerful and can cover greater distance, faster.

Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge.

There are three major components to motivation: activation, persistence, and intensity.

  1. Activation involves the decision to initiate a behavior, such as enrolling in a psychology class
  2. Persistence is the continued effort toward a goal even though obstacles may exist. An example of persistence would be taking more psychology courses in order to earn a degree although it requires a significant investment of time, energy, and resources.
  3. Intensity can be seen in the concentration and vigor that goes into pursuing a goal. For example, one student might coast by without much effort, while another student will study regularly, participate in discussions and take advantage of research opportunities outside of class. The first student lacks intensity, while the second pursues his educational goals with greater intensity.

Motivation is the pedal car.

It goes. You DO get movement, but it requires more work on your part. You’ve got to push, pedal and be there for it to work. The pedal car, like motivation, can be labor intensive.