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Motivating someone?

Updated on January 1, 2009

No can motivate anyone


Motivation - to boost somebody's morale to do something. This is a very bookish definition of motivation, have you guys tried this in real life. Do u really think can somebody boost my morale if I do not want to do the thing. NO ONE CAN MOTIVATE ANYONE. IT IS ME, MYSELF WHO CAN MOTIVATE MYSELF. The thing which are talking about and some of my fellow hubbers replied was INSPIRATION.

in·spi·ra·tion (¹n"sp...-r³"sh...n) n. 1.a. Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.

You might be aware of the organizations offering incentives to make people work more, but what if I don't want that incentive and I am happy with what I m getting, then AM I MOTIVATED?

I would try to explain the things via a short story:

Once there was a footballer who was in the club team. His father daily use to visit the ground and see him sitting on the sidelines and not playing, just because he was not good enough for the final team, he didn't use to practice a lot. One day he went to his coach and said that he wants to play for the team and upon several requests and his improved performance in practice, he got a chance to play in the final 11. The club won the tournament and this player was awarded player of the tournament. The coach asked that player, your dad used to visit you in all the practice sessions, now in this whole tournament I haven't seen him why? Upon this he answered HE DIED 15 DAYS BACK, AND HIS ONLY DREAM WAS TO SEE ME GETTING THIS AWARD. THE COACH WAS SPEECHLESS. IT WAS HIS DESIRE TO ACHIEVE THESE THINGS.

For this person, his father's death was a motivating factor, his desire, and his willingness that he want to achieve this. So I think motivation comes from within the person and nobody can motivate anyone. YOU CAN INSPIRE SOMEONE BUT NOT MOTIVATE.


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      Inspire 6 years ago

      That graph was amazing. Thanks for all the fantastic advice that will help motivate me.

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      jake 6 years ago

      wow this was great advice

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      naresh_19812000 9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I kept my thoughts on this topic and i strongly feel this, but this is true that u cant motivate anyone, u can certainly inspire a person. motivation comes from inside, u have inspired me, motivation came from inside, why? because i want to earn. so this cud a motivating factor for me.

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      Rajinder Soni 9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Naresh nice hub though but I do not agree with you that no one can motivate anyone as I have motivated you to write this hub. Is there any good answer for my query Naresh.