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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Motivation - Developing Persistence and The Motivation For Success

Motivation - Developing Persistence and The Motivation For Success
By Abraham Adeseye

Motivation is a primary factor in success. Performance equals ability, opportunity and motivation. Motivation is very important because having the talent to do something is not the same as doing it. Even when the opportunity arises, a person's motivation changes from situation to situation and over time.

Motivation is the:-

* internal state or condition that activates behaviour and gives it direction;

* desire or want that energizes and directs goal-oriented behaviour;

* influence of needs and desires on the intensity and direction of behaviour.

To achieve success is to be able to persist until success is achieved. Motivation refers to the forces acting either on or within a person to initiate behaviour. The word is derived from the Latin term motivus (a moving cause). Though one can be motivated by external causes, to be successful, it is the motivation that comes from within that really makes the difference.

Are you genuinely interested in being successful? Have you set realistic goals for yourself? Have you got the interest and the desire? Can you develop the internal motivation that really counts? Are you prepared to take action? When it comes to motivation, knowing is not as important as doing. It is the doing that counts.

You must be prepared to fight all the enemies of motivation and go forward to the success that you truly desire. Only 1 out of 100 people achieve the success that they desire. This is because 99 out of 100 people give up and only 1 out of 100 people stay the course. You must be determined that you are going to be among the 1 percent who persevere.

Abraham Adeseye is a trained lawyer, speaker and author. He has over 10 years experience as a life coach. He is the owner of

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