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Are you motivated towards success and results? Why is it that some people seem to have enormous success at whatever they attempt, while others seemingly get by with comparatively moderate success, and still others never seem to “find” themselves, either in their work, their personal lives, or their relationships with others?

What is it that makes the difference in how people function in those areas throughout their lives?

Everyone Is Motivated Towards Their Own Goals And For Their Own Reasons

Most people have the concept of success and motivation mixed up.

Motivational speakers put on seminars and sell books telling people that if they get motivated, they can become successful. Well, to a certain extent, what they say is true. You do need to be motivated in order to be successful.

The fact is, however, that everybody is motivated to one extent or another. You’re either motivated to do something, or you’re motivated to do nothing. To do a little, or to do a lot. To study enough to pass a test, or not. To work hard and long enough, or smart enough to make a project, job or relationship succeed, or not.

Or, to select a career or vocation that will enable you to live comfortably and enjoy life, or choose one that will just allow you to get by.

It’s up to each of us to make our own choices. But regardless of which choices we make, we are motivated enough to make the specific choices we make at the time we make them, and we must live with the consequences or results that follow those decisions.

Getting Motivated To Do Something Is Not The Answer It’s The Result

Motivation itself doesn’t necessarily lead to success. Success produces certain desirable results, and I enjoy the benefits of those results.

If I want more of the benefits of the results of success in any endeavor I undertake, I simply have to do the things that make me successful in those endeavors. That’s called motivation.

Motivation, then, is a byproduct or a result of reaching a certain success, and then wanting more. Success is not necessarily an end result, or end product. Rather, it’s more the effect of doing something that results in accomplishment. It’s, as Earl Nightingale once said, “The progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”