Motion versus Motivation
Have you ever thought about the difference between motion and motivation?
To me, motion is just movement. No direction, no intelligence, no goal. That is why the saying, “just going through the motions”, has meaning. So often people will tell me about all the motion in their lives. Kids, work the boss, the movies their seeing, the bills their paying, and on and on. Lot’s of motion, no direction, no goal. And often times they don’t seem happy. In fact, many times the more directionless the motion the more unhappy they seem.
Motivation though has direction. The direction is pointed straight at a goal. a purpose, a destination. Motivation uses your emotions to fuel the engine of your imagination to reach the destination you desire. Books such as “The Purpose Driven Life” in a sense is trying to get your to find your direction, your motivation. So what if you substituted motivation for motion? What would that be like?
It is critical if your setting goals and direction that they have some meaning, a resonance, a harmony with your soul. That goes a long way to supplying the emotion. This is your personal personal growth and development plan. If you are excited about your goals and the direction you are heading you are going to grow. And goal achievement, getting what you want, is nourishment for the soul.