Motivation vs. Inspiration

Real Estate Agent with Everest Realty Group
The dictionary defines motivation as, provided with a motive or an incentive for action. This assumes that you have to be persuaded. You need something to get you into action. In other words, you do not want to move willingly towards your objective. Inspiration is defined as aroused, animated or imbued with the spirit to do something. In other words, you experience a calling. Your work is effortless as it relates to your end result. You are pulled forward and you experience elation. Anthony Robbins tells us that the only reason we don’t have or do the things we want to have or do is because of the story we have around that thing. If we change our story around our goals we can be inspired and move willingly and effortlessly towards them.

Comments (5)

Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Hi Rolando,  Wow, those are powerful words.  I like inspiration better.  Thanks for pointing out the difference.  The story around my goals sounds pretty simple to revise or "focus" on.  Maybe we have multiple stories but we if we focus on the un-inspirational aspect we don't get where we want to go. Focus on the positively wonderful reasons :) 

p.s.  nice first post :)  good job...keep it up :)

Feb 24, 2008 02:34 AM
Rolando Gill
Everest Realty Group - West Valley City, UT
Thank you for reading and for taking the time to comment.  Thanks also for your encouragement. 
Feb 24, 2008 02:41 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hi Rolando,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Feb 24, 2008 01:30 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Rolando - Welcome to Active Rain! Nice to see you post your first blog entry!

For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points

For anybody who doesn't know - Rolando is the guy who brought me into real estate over 10 years ago. Paid my way through licensing and trained me!  

Happy blogging Rolando!

|And good luck!

Feb 24, 2008 02:28 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm
Feb 25, 2008 01:57 AM