- February 5, 2016
- Posted by: Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
- Category: Self Discovery
A Vision of My Future… how do you even determine what that vision is and how to get there? Is it about inspiration? Perhaps it is about motivation…..
How do you even define inspiration verses motivation?
Merriam-Webster defines inspiration as something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create.
Motivation, on the other hand, is defined as the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something.
Arguably, inspiration verse motivation is really the difference between passion and logic.
Motivation provides you with the cognitive recognition to move forward in a project. As a result you may then say, “I am motivated to get this task completed.”
Motivation provides the reason but inspiration is what makes you want to do it.
Inspiration is a feeling that presumably cannot be resisted. Inspiration energizes you and provokes greatness.
It pushes you forward against all odds. It pushes you to achieve more, do more, and be more. Inspiration is your partner, your lover, and your best friend.
Inspiration is there for you when motivation has run out.
When you are inspired to achieve your goals, you are inspired to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.
Inspiration will make you achieve all things, be all things, and do all things.
When we feel inspired, we do not even need motivation because our heart is bringing us in the right direction regardless of hearing the logical point of view. We intuitively know when something is right, when something will fulfill us, and when something will bring us to places that we never thought possible. Motivation simply tells us that we will get the task completed as long as the motivation does not run out.
To be truly blessed, you will have motivation and inspiration in your corner.
Motivate your mind to achieve and as a result inspiration will find you. It will be yours.
Inspiration can be found anywhere. It may be found in your dreams. It may be found in your conscious or subconscious. Perhaps, it will be found as you are hiking in the wilderness or while you are commuting on a busy train. You may find it in meditation, in church, or in quiet reflection. You may find it in conversation with a loved one or perhaps, even a stranger. Ultimately, you may find it in another person, an animal or within yourself.
There are no rules to where and when inspiration may hit. It is, in fact, a very personal thing and consequently can be completely unpredictable.
Learn to tell the difference between inspiration and motivation. As a consequence, you will be a happier and more productive person because of it. At the same time, give yourself permission to be open to the universe and then see what happens. Allow the sun to shine on you, and in you. Allow your mind to accept life’s possibilities. Permit your mind to accept what your heart is telling you to be true. Finally, it is in this that you will find inspiration.
Inspiration is there. It will find you. You just need to let it.
What is the difference between something that inspires you and something that motivates you? What inspires you? Are you doing something with that inspiration? Perhaps I have inspired you to share….