Motivation or Inspiration?

by Andrea Goeglein

When you are motivated to do something, you have a reason for acting or behaving in a particular way.

Inspiration on the other hand is the ‘process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.’

So the question I have for you is this:  Would you rather be motivated or inspired?  These definitions came from the Oxford Dictionary.    What I never knew was the second definition of ‘inspiration’ is “drawing in of breath; inhalation.”

Dr. Success Challenge:  With every breath you take, you have an opportunity to be mentally stimulated to do or feel something.  Don’t die waiting and miss the opportunity to be inspired.  I challenge you to become aware of your breath, notice your thoughts in that moment, and take action on the thoughts that bring you closer to your goals.

I would appreciate your sharing your stories of inspiration — and motivation — at www.LivingTheSpirit.Today  By sharing you expand on the Don’t Die Principle You Teach What You Need To Learn by learning that when you teach, you learn twice.

Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.
About the author

Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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