Hello, Bookmark family today we are back with a question that is always trending and the question that everyone wants to know and that is what is the difference between Inspiration and Motivation?
Did you ever think about it I’m sure that after reading this article you will get your answer so without wasting your more precious time let’s jump right into it
Definition of inspiration by oxford-
The oxford dictionary defines inspiration as: “The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”.
In Simple words
When a person sees an attribute of another person and tries to do something similar to something better than that this feeling is called inspiration
According to Mr. Bernie Siegel – “Inspiration is the greatest gift because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day become more meaningful and your life enhanced when your activities are guided by what inspires you”
How does inspiration work?
The first thing that I want to tell you is inspiration always comes from real incidents. I mean that inspiration is the feeling that always spread from a person to person
for example, if you want to be a bodybuilder you will get inspired by real bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, etc because they are already doing exceptionally well in their field. You will never get inspired by some stories for bodybuilding. If someone tells you once upon a time there is a bodybuilder who has the best biceps in the world
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To know the truth for sure you will start trying to search about that man on google and if you didn’t find it real you will Declare in your locality that this is not a real right but what if he really exists and he has such a great biceps on that time for sure you will get inspired and maybe after that you will start a workout to make biceps like him so I think now you are able to understand that what is an inspiration but wait a minute do you want to know the source of inspiration? if the answer is yes then keep on reading
Sources of Inspiration by which you will get inspired
There are unlimited sources by which you can get Inspired but these are the basic three sources by which maybe you can find your Inspiration
There are three best sources of inspiration
- Biography book of a person
- Biography Movies like Pursuit of happiness, Catch me if you can, etc
- Real incident
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Biography books of a particular person
In every field that you are passionate about, there are so many successful people in that field already so if you want to be inspired to work hard you can read those fantastic books lets take an example if I want to be a successful businessman I will read a biography book like Steve Jobs, by Walter Issacson (If you want to buy this book just click here) so if you are finding inspiration I think reading biography books which is the best one according to your field.
Do you get the first source of inspiration if yes then comment down which book you are reading to get inspired
Every year there are so many biography movies are released in both industries, whether it is Hollywood or Bollywood no matter what you want to be there are so many biography movies by which you will get inspired.
To clarify this let’s take one more example to suppose I want to be a sportsman so I will watch a movie which is based on a true and inspirational struggle of a sportsmanlike Pelé: Birth of a Legend and many more (If you are finding the best sports biography movie just click here)
Do you get the second source of inspiration if yes then comment down which movie you are watching after that
In my eyes, Inciden6ts are the best source of inspiration because it does not only inspire you but also teaches you. You don’t need to read hear or watch other incidents to get inspired you can also be inspired by the incidents that happened to you.
You don’t need to do too much to get inspired by the incident by yourself you just have to take experiences related to your field and always get focused on what you are learning with those experiences. This source will help you to become a more experienced guy in your field
I hope now you are able to know what is an inspiration but wait if this is inspiration then what is motivation. I know this question is a little bit tricky and you want your answer here so without wasting more time let’s move further.
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Definition of Motivation by Oxford
According to the Oxford reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.
Motivation According to Psychology
Psychologists define motivation as the process by which activities are started, directed, and sustained so that certain needs are met. Needs can be psychological (for example, needing validation) or physical (for example, needing food). The idea is that motivation is what guides us to accomplish a goal.
IN SIMPLE WORDS
It is an art of stimulating someone or oneself to get a desired course of action or to achieve the desired goal.
How Motivation Works
Motivation is a speech or a power of words forced by someone to Work by telling you the importance of that work for you and for others. The examples which are given in motivation speakers are not always based on the real lives
For example- read this quote There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly endures. so in this quote, there is no evidence of real-life examples so I think now you are able to know how motivation works.
but wait do you think it is useful to achieve what you want to do? well let’s take a look
Is Motivation is useful?
Yes Motivation is useful for sure no doubts I will tell you how to see if you have a big goal and you want to achieve them first you have to prepare your self and you have to work on small things I know you didn’t get it
so let’s take one more example to suppose I made a goal to be the best swimmer in the world after getting inspired by Michael Phelps so if I want to be the best swimmer first I have to achieve some goals which are small but most important so I watch a video named the benefits of wake up early in the morning and after watching that video I get motivated and able to wake up early in the morning so I think motivation is helpful for sure
I hope you understand my point now so let’s move further with one more question and that is which one is better To be motivated all the time or to be inspired
Who is better Motivation or inspiration
Both are the better option but still, inspiration has long-lasting effects I proof my words with some points
- Inspiration helps you to find your passion and if you are passionate about something you will work long and by heart to make your passion into profession.
- You will get inspired by self-thinking and get motivation from other words so psychology says that the lesson that realizes by itself works longer than the thoughts.
- Inspiration gives you the reason to work hard to do something and motivation pressurizes you to do those things which are important for you.
So that’s all I think now you are able to know which one is better for you but still, I must say motivation is not the waste it helps you to achieve your short term goal which is important to achieve your ultimate goal.
So before we end more reading I want to answer one more question and that is Is Do Motivation and Inspiration Have Some Wrong Effects? let’s look at the answer first
Do Motivation and Inspiration Have Some Wrong Effects?
So the answer is yes for sure just like thoughts inspiration and motivation both have bad mode maybe you are motivated or inspired by some bad peoples thinking or life. Some people are inspired by a gangster and become gangsters this inspiration will give you the worst results in your life so I request you all the peoples who are reading this please don’t stop inspired and motivate by others but first check deeply that Are you getting inspired or motivated by the right person or right thought
Learnings of This Articles
- Inspiration comes to you by itself but if you want to motivate you to need to go to those this by which you will get motivated like – Motivational stories, Videos, etc.
- inspiration is last longer but Motivation is for short term effects on us.
- Inspirations come from what we want to do and Motivation comes from the task for which we want to add some extra efforts.
- Motivation is just statements like you can do it. Inspiration is asking the question to yourself like Why you want to do it? and a lot more
- Motivation comes from outside-In but Inspiration comes from Inside-Out.
So now its time to end here so let’s move to the last word section
So it’s time to say goodbye but before leaving I want to tell you that be inspired by someone but don’t follow anyone blindly because a human is a mixture of good thoughts and some bad thoughts so please always try to get inspired by the good thoughts and qualities of a person.
So thanks for reading. comment below your inspiration bye bye
Manish mandola is a co-founder of bookmark status. He is passionate about writing quotes and poems. Manish is also a verified digital marketer (DSIM) by profession. He has expertise in SEO, GOOGLE ADS and Content marketing.