Daily Inspiration 9-18-12

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“Movivation: the impetus to achieve more.
Inspiration: the knowledge
that you are more.

— Alan
Cohen


Isn’t
this quote beautifully written, and it makes that difference so clear. It’s an
inspiration in its own right.
 
Motivation,
whether self-inflicted or accepted from another is typically short-lived. I was
taught as a young sales manager to motivate my team, and I also learned at a
young age that I don’t have so much control over that, and even if I did, I’m
not sure of the outcome.
 
Then,
there are different kinds of motivation. One is “the carrot.” I think it would
be better as a piece of chocolate than a carrot, but that’s how I learned it.
Hang something that someone wants out in front of them and encourage them to go
for it. It is much like the rabbit in a greyhound race. They might even catch
it, and then we need a new carrot.
 
Of course,
there is “the stick.” The actual stick is only used in hidden places, but the
stick just means coercion. Make them do it or else. What a strategy. Talk about
short term. . . Who knows how long they even stay around?
 
This
all comes down to the “something to gain, or something to lose” mentality, or
often expressed as the pleasure or pain motivation. Which works better?
It depends.
 
But
the best is inspiration. It is also the least available to manipulate. It isn’t
something we can give out, but only create the opportunity for perhaps.
Inspiration is from within and I love how Alan states how it is “the knowledge
that you are more.”
 
It
is beyond motivation, which is external, and means to be imbued with the spirit
to do something. It is the spirit that makes all the difference. That is also
sustainable. It is how art is created and songs are written, businesses are
built and entrepreneurs excited. It is the stuff of achievement, but even more
than this, it is the stuff of life.

Motivation Is Trying To Force Something. Inspiration Is Allowing The Energy
To Flow Through From Within.

 
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