What quality makes some people more successful than others?

What quality makes some people accomplish their goals while others fall short?

That quality is motivation.

Motivation is needed for people to lead a productive life and is a key ingredient in our personal development.

I am reminded of the story of JK Rowling. Having endured years of poverty, divorce from her first husband and the death of her mother, through sheer motivation she was able to complete the renowned Harry Potter series. As most people know, she became one of England’s and the world’s most famous novelists. She also became one of the richest women in the world.

Definition of Motivation

Webster’s Dictionary defines motivation as “the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something.”

Ways to Motivate Ourselves

  • Set a large goal – setting a large goal can be self-motivating
  • Set smaller goals to keep you on track. Small successes are self- perpetuating.
  • Get out of your comfort zone – confronting and overcoming your fears can create a lot of motivation.
  • Embrace failure and try to learn from your mistakes.
  • Have strong enough reasons for doing something.
  • Find out what makes you happy and do that as much as possible.


For motivation to succeed, you must create it and feel it within yourself.

Motivation is a major force in one’s life and allows you to achieve your goals.

Motivation is a key determinantĀ  in one’s personal development.

In order to live a more fulfillingĀ  and productive life, try following some of the previously mentioned ways of motivating yourself.



About the author: Bob

Bob is a businessman, athlete, and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people progress personally through better self-awareness.

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