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What is the difference between Motivation and Inspiration?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Sep 05, 2019

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G. Horace

G. HoraceContent Developer, Chicago
Content Developer, Chicago

Answered on Sep 05, 2019

There are some people who may feel that inspiration and motivation are the same but actually, they have some differences that will set one apart from the other. Inspiration means that you are seeing some things that will help you stay on track or to have a completely new idea from what you are currently doing. Motivation may come from your inner self.

It will require you to continue taking action so that you can be on your path to reaching your goal. Some may lose their motivation because of the setbacks that they go through but these setbacks should inspire and motivate them further to do more. The more effort that they make, the better.

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W. KayeEx-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill
Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered on Aug 22, 2019

Motivational speakers attempt to stimulate us with their words. They encourage us to think positive and rebuke the negative influences that bombard society and our lives. There are also those people who demonstrate the greatness and overcome adversity. These people prove to be an inspiration for their followers. His or her motivation directly influences a person's behaviors and endeavors.

Inspiration is derived from a feeling about someone or something so substantial that it leads someone to take action. Inspiration is more significant and lasts longer than motivation. Inspiration comes from within, while motivation may come from an outside force.

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